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There will be no conventional MBP this summer..
 
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So someone help me out here. The 13" Retina configuration has a dual core i7 3ghz with 4mb l3 cache. Which CPU is this...?

I believe it's this http://ark.intel.com/products/71255/Intel-Core-i7-3540M-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz

i7-3540m
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I find it puzzling how people are happy with less than the 30 or so TB attached to my Mac Pro. I mean how do you guys do? I only have a few thousand movies, a couple hundred thousand songs, 7 years of home videos, 8 years of work projects, 8 years worth of pictures..


WAIT no I remember file management and external HDD's This isn't rocket science if the data is important i shouldn't be in an easily stolen and damaged laptop it should be on an external that doesn't stay plugged in. I mean thats the same way you store the clones of your drives right?

Sure I agree with you, but we don't all have that kind of cash to spend on backups etc.

I just bought a half-decent 2TB NAS and that set me back £350. It gets expensive.

Oh and I'd say around 256GB is the right kinda size for a laptop SSD you're gonna use every day with some form of external storage.
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I'm one of those people who use little HDD space, so I have no problem with a small SSD.

I'm tempted to upgrade my current Macbook, as the slow HDD annoys me, but really want a Haswell laptop, so I guess I will wait for another couple months.
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they didn't drop the price of the 15" at all, guess it's more of a niche product. i wonder if it will drop in the future?
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Sure I agree with you, but we don't all have that kind of cash to spend on backups etc.

I just bought a half-decent 2TB NAS and that set me back £350. It gets expensive.

Oh and I'd say around 256GB is the right kinda size for a laptop SSD you're gonna use every day with some form of external storage.

Of course not I have LARGE amounts of money in storage because it's important to me..

The flip side is I have a 240 Vertex + in the MBP with 97GB used..

If you buy a notebook computer as you only computer 'tis a great idea to have a clone of your system drive and everything important on a drive that is not actively used bad stuff happens to notebooks 2.5" externals are just not that expensive.
 
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I'm one of those people who use little HDD space, so I have no problem with a small SSD.

I'm tempted to upgrade my current Macbook, as the slow HDD annoys me, but really want a Haswell laptop, so I guess I will wait for another couple months.

Couldn't agree more with this post, I too want to upgrade my Macbook Pro mid 2010, but I want haswell, and instantly fell in love with the retina display when I saw it.

Come on people, a 2560x1600 display usually costs around £800 by itself! Let alone in a 13" form factor wink.gif
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Portable devices definitely don't need huge storage space - tho 128GB is pushing it. Both Win 7/8 and MacOS are not that slender anymore to leave that much space left for user files.

Ofc if "the daughter" or any of us has only one machine, she/he will tend to bloat it with personal files etc - ofc 128GB or 500GB and sooner or later 1TB will be gone. As was correctly stated, a 2.5" USB powered external HDD will do the trick effectively and it is not expensive.

I would like to get a NAS, but since I was on a financial "diet" the last few years, I've started accumulating 1TB/2TB USB drives, and I backup my D-SLR photo collection from the last 9 years on multiple drives. I tend to think that having it in 3 places (one internal HDD and 2x different external ones) is much safer than a single RAID 1/5 NAS. Someday one of the external devices will be replaced by one I hope, but...

Back to the MBPs...great news for the Mac lovers, still those laptops remain HIDEOUSLY overpriced. They won't last longer than the average $1000 PC laptop. The whole "reliability" thing is long gone, at least for ppl that actually stress them (went through 3 years of M.Arch school, 80% of the MBPs around me were replaced by newer in less than that and/or had major malfunctions = typical lifetime of a cheap laptop). The only think that those get is a fast CPU, but with gaming PCs having 100-200MHz slower CPUs and vastly better GPUs selling at $1200-1400 with 1080p screens, the value of the MBPs as workstations falls back to the retina niche - which is slim in RL - and looks, i.e. hardly worth's double the price.

You get the statement factor, the blink blink logo etc, but at the end 95% of those (or more) will be used for FB and casual browsing, with some college/office work thrown in the mix.
Components are great, I get it, but I never got why ppl on student loans etc, keep buying something that costs 50% of their beat-up car.
But yeah, ppl in the lecture room or Starbucks won't make that connection.

I tend to like the Air tho, was a 1st, and tho rivaled by Asus for a few years, still feels great for its niche.
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I've looked at PC laptops, hell I've researched and bought custom build laptops for people at work. And I could never buy one for myself. They feel plasticky, not very well built. Or the screen isn't up to par, or you can't get the spec you want.

Apple laptops are a whole different kettle of fish by comparison. And totally worth it for me as I can get 15% Higher Education discount. They also retain a lot of their resell value, long after an equivalent PC laptop would drop significantly in value.
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Apple laptops are a whole different kettle of fish by comparison. And totally worth it for me as I can get 15% Higher Education discount. They also retain a lot of their resell value, long after an equivalent PC laptop would drop significantly in value.

Yep, these two factors combined mean that if you can get the education discount you can sell your macbook for close to what you first got it for, if it's in good shape and relatively new. that's crazy
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