Originally Posted by Shrak
Most don't give you that kind of quality customer service / warranty. Last time I had to send one of my Dells in for warranty, I got another one back that looked like someone threw up on it then left it to sit in the warehouse for 2 years. It was absolutely gross. And almost as bad, it took a month to receive the pile of crap after I sent mine in. After calling them and explaining, and emailing pictures, I was fortunate enough to get another replacement, again took over a month, and again looked like a pile of crap.
I've also had to send in one of my Toshibas for repair under warranty, took 3 months. Unlike Dell, they actually fixed the laptop I send in and sent it back in amazing shape ( even replaced the slightly cracked LCD hood ), but it did take forever.
I'll gladly pay the little
premium on Apple products to get proper customer support / warranty than go through what I went through with Dell.
First of all, you cannot get a fledged MBP for $1500. Forget it for a rMBP. We are talking double. Right?\
For the most part, both $900 GPUs and MBPs are e-peen statement purchases more often than not. Something to brag about in OCN, or show off in Starbucks, along with a cool sticker to put on your beat-up wheels.
Rarely ppl need that kind of GPU performance. It is for saying that the X title is all-ultra and not 90% ultra 10% RUCRAZY high + FSAA x64.
Still, probably there is more utility to that over a rMBP Even more rarely they need the pros of the MBP - even the weight (I am not compering it with Sager/Clevos). The rMBP as explayed by others, is simply a FSAA mechanism - has little to do with actual content/essence or graphic quality outside clean vector shapes and fonts.
Fact is, there is an amazing number of MBPs out there, and very very few in comparison $900 cards - or even SLI/CFX $450 cards, despite the OCN crowd leaning more towares the GPU fanatics than MBP fanatics making it appear the opposite.