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I just bought my daughter a Macbook Pro for Xmas. Her biggest complaint? It only had a 500GB hard drive. I find it puzzling how people are happy with only 128GB of storage on a laptop. Sure on a gaming PC or a tablet it may not matter as much but ITunes downloaded video, personal videos and everything else can take up a lot of space. I'm not a fan of cloud storage with laptops (can never count on having wi-fi everywhere).

Sure SSD's are faster, but I think the steps that companies like Asus and Samsung have taken (in my ultrabook for example) is providing a small SSD for hybrid cache and then a mechanical drive for storage. That way you get speed plus storage.

IMHO, speed > storage. I'v got a 15'' MBP Retina with a 256GB drive. I'v found the weight, size, speed, and power consumption gains to be worth the tradeoff of storage space by moving to all SSD storage. For the times that I do need more space, I have a 1TB USB 3.0 portable HDD (standard laptop form factor, USB powered) that I use for Time Machine backups and file storage. I'v got almost 50GB of music on my SSD for syncing with my iPhone, and I keep movies on a 64GB micoXD drive that can be permanently installed with the Nifty Minidrive.
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It's easy enough to pick up a 1 TB external if you need to store a lot of media.
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It's easy enough to pick up a 1 TB external if you need to store a lot of media.

I agree. Although I have my own file server that I can access anywhere... so I don't need much storage space, just 40'ish GB usable and I'm fine. Not many people have that luxury though. But if you do need space a simple slim external drive ~1tb can be had for pretty decent prices these days.
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It's easy enough to pick up a 1 TB external if you need to store a lot of media.

This is what I use. It's a LaCie HDD. The cable is nice and short, it's very lightweight, it's fast, and since visual design matters to me, it's perfectly matched to my MBPr. It's preformatted for OSX out of the box, but comes with a preinstalled app to partition part of it for cross platform FAT so I can move files with Windows machines.

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The person asked for 1600P or 1800P, not 1080P. Also, rMBPs offer ~7 hours of battery life on a normal usage. And Asus?

Nice try though.

Well, it's a rhetorical question then. There aren't any ultrabooks out there with 1600p/1800p screens (yet).

Also I did say in the post that you can pull ~8 hours on a zenbook under normal usage. My current record is ~10 hours (although that was with power saver, min brightness, etc.).
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Put your money where your mouth is. Show us an aluminum portable with the same specs, same screen, same weight, same battery life, and service and support at half the price. Ball is in your court buddy.
How are you going to simply throw out one of its biggest selling point just to try and make an arguement?

Same as above. There aren't any 1600p/1800p ultrabooks. Same as how there are no sub-$1200, 13" macbooks. Or 13" macbooks with any sort of GPU.
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This is what I use. It's a LaCie HDD. The cable is nice and short, it's very lightweight, it's fast, and since visual design matters to me, it's perfectly matched to my MBPr. It's preformatted for OSX out of the box, but comes with a preinstalled app to partition part of it for cross platform FAT so I can move files with Windows machines.


I do the exact same thing. With USB 3.0 and thunderbolt there's no reason to not use externals.
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Same as above. There aren't any 1600p/1800p ultrabooks. Same as how there are no sub-$1200, 13" macbooks. Or 13" macbooks with any sort of GPU.

1) Just because a competitor does not exist does not mean you can just toss out a key feature and go "Hey look, now this other product is comparably spec'ed." If you cannot find a product that meets the spec requirements, then it is impossible to say it is overpriced as there is no standard set by the competition. The argument was "OK, you haters think this is overpriced. Prove it. Show me another portable that has comparable specs for a significantly lower price." Throwing out a key spec to try to work your argument makes the entire argument flawed before it even starts.

2) The argument was that the MacBook Pro Retina is NOT overly priced for its specs, not whether or not there are any cheaper offerings by Apple or whether or not there is a discrete GPU in the 13", therefore your attempt to try and flip the argument is simply pointless arguing for argument's sake. Everyone knows there are no MBPr's in that price range, but how does that relate at all to the product being over priced? It has nothing to do with it at all.

Again, to all you pointless haters out there; show me an aluminum portable with the same size and weight, screen, specs, and battery life at a significantly lower price. Show me this is overpriced. Put your money where your mouth is or just shut up and stay quiet.
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Or you can have a file server in home and 128GB will be enough to fill if you take on the go which i would not do with such a expensive laptop.
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Again, to all you pointless haters out there; show me an aluminum portable with the same size and weight, screen, specs, and battery life at a significantly lower price. Show me this is overpriced. Put your money where your mouth is or just shut up and stay quiet.
It also has to have a logo with an apple, right? rolleyes.gif

Because a laptop which is not made an aluminium or with screen resolution which doesn't force you to scale up everything cannot be just as effective at the same workload?

Ever heard of 95% the bang for 50% the price?

It is no wonder Apple got filthy rich so fast.
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Still expensive as hell, but closing up on reasonable. Nice!
   
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