Originally Posted by zalbard
It also has to have a logo with an apple, right?
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.
Ever heard that different people have different things they are looking for than you?
I love how you escape to sarcasm because you have ZERO legitimate rebuttal to your outlandish claim that it is grossly overpriced. I also love how you try to add things in to twist the argument. Where did I ever mention wanting an Apple logo. If what I want has a pineapple (old jailbreak reference) on it, I would still gladly purchase it. I asked you very simply to backup your claim of pure ignorance; find me a portable with the same specs as the MBPr 13" at half the price like you are asserting. I will make it even more simple for you. Here is what I and anyone looking to buy or has bought an MBPr 13" want:
- Aluminum chassis:
I like the feel and look of aluminum much more than plastic. This is why I buy aluminum computer cases. It is a personal preference and a very important one at that.
- 2560x1600 IPS 13" Display:
You may not care that your screen looks like crap, but I like my screen sharp with great viewing angles.
- Similar thin and light dimensions (0.75" x 12.35" x 8.62" and 3.57 pounds):
The 13" is very portable to me and portability is a must.
- HQ Backlit Keyboard:
I like to easily see the keyboard. This has been a preference since I got my first Saitek backlit keyboard.
- Glass Trackpad:
Just like with aluminum, I prefer a glass trackpad over a plastic trackpad. I like the feel of it, the smoothness, and how well it actually works.
- Battery Life:
The MBPr 13" has great battery life. I need that battery life.
Those are the features that I (and many others) am looking for. I don't care about the GPU as I don't game or do any graphical editing on my laptop. I don't mention processors because it will be fast regardless, same applies for RAM and SSD. Now go fetch!
Is the MBPr 13" expensive? While that's really subjective to personal wealth, I would say that it absolutely is. However, expensive and overpriced are two vastly different things and I do not believe that it is overpriced. For anyone claiming otherwise, like I said... find me something significantly lower priced that meets the features I outlined and you may have found my next purchase.Edited by OC'ing Noob - 2/13/13 at 2:37pm