Originally Posted by Drask
Hello, I noticed you mention a retina macbook pro, I'm planing on getting one of both (the retina the 15inch model) which would you prefer and why? thanks!
I looked hard at the MacBook Pro with Retina display, because that display panel is pretty incredible. But, I had a few negative points that steered me towards the G750.
1. The MacBook Pro has an internal battery that isn't replaceable. Every MacBook I've owned required a battery after 3-4 years or less, I didn't fancy the idea of having to ship the MBP to Apple at my expense to get a battery replacement for $199+ when the time comes.
2. Price. The one I wanted was $2799. That's almost double what my G750 cost. The MBP has a GT650M with 1GB RAM. The ASUS has GTX 770M with 3GB RAM. Do the math on that one.
3. Planned obsolescence. 4-5 years from now, Apple is going to stop selling/updating OS/X on currently sold machines, just like I can't get OS/X Lion on my $3500 Mac Pro desktop from 2008, and my $2300 MacBook Pro from 2009. Just because Apple doesn't want to support them any longer. "Old machine, buy a new one." That's always been their attitude. Never mind the fact my MBP with 2.4 GHz Core2Duo and 4GB of RAM runs all of my Mac apps just fine, as does my dual dual-core Xeon Mac Pro with 8GB RAM. That's bad company policy, IMHO.
Don't get me wrong, I like the MBP -- a lot. Just not $2799 worth. LOL.