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Juicy Box

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Sep 23, 2014
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I was recently given a failing 17" 2011 MBP with the i7, which ended up being a corrupt boot drive. I replaced the drive with a SSD and maxed the RAM.

I am very impressed by it. It is quick, and the screen looks beautiful.

The size is great for a desktop substitute for me, but I would never give up my desktop.

It is a lot heavier than my wife's MBA, but I feel more comfortable holding and carrying. Even carrying it open, I feel like I have much better control over it versus the MBA.

Also, I have this vision if I am walking without shoes while carrying my wife's MBA and accidentally drop it on my foot I risk chopping off my toes. I would like to say that this is a joke, but I picture it all the time.
 

jerryk

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Nov 3, 2011
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Not me. Even my 2018 15" feels too big at times. But, I like the bigger screen.

And if I want even more screen I plug it into an external monitor. With the low price of monitors there is no reason not have an extra one at work and another one at home.
 
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Frehley

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Sep 1, 2012
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I still have my 17" 2011 MBP and have wiped it and restored and am loving it. I would certainly purchase a 2019 version
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Not me. Even my 2018 15" feels too big at times. But, I like the bigger screen.

And if I want even more screen I plug it into an external monitor. With the low price of monitors there is no reason not have an extra one at work and another one at home.

Plugging into an external monitor kind of defeats the purpose of a laptop or "mobile" computer.
 

jerryk

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Plugging into an external monitor kind of defeats the purpose of a laptop or "mobile" computer.

Somewhat, but you can take you work with you and not strain you eyes because of the external monitor.

And when you get to 17" you are more in the "luggable" versus "portable" size. I am pretty sure a 17 will not even fit in my backpack since my 15" is a tight fit.
 

benface

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Feb 28, 2012
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YES. 17 inch is the perfect balance between screen size and portability in my opinion.
 

VMMan

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Mar 29, 2009
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I’ve been using my 2011 MBP 17” which is still great but finally caved and ordered a 2018 MBP 15”.

Look at my sig.
 

retta283

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I have no clue why they got rid of the matte screen. If they reintroduce the 17", a matte screen option should be there. They should also have the option for at least the 15" as well. In Space Gray it would look pretty good.
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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"Desire", or not -- there will never be another 17" MacBook Pro.

"that is all..."
 

retta283

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"Desire", or not -- there will never be another 17" MacBook Pro.

"that is all..."
Unfortunately so. While we might see many fans of it on this site, the amount of people who bought 17-inch MacBooks was very small compared to other models.
 

vmflapem

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Dec 27, 2013
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Isn't it too big? o_O I'd personally go with a 27" iMac if i were to consider buying a 17" MBP
 

travelsheep

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May 30, 2013
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I often think that a big company like Apple, especially Apple, should have an innovation department with limited, novel, collectors items product releases. Just like e.g. Coca Cola in Japan or tech companies in China. Apple should release novel, experimental products every week or couple of months (whenever ready), like

- 1 million 17" MacBook Pros, or
- 1 Million MacBook Pros but with 3-4 extra ports. Or
- 1 million MacBook Pros with touchscreen.

Or a mini iPhone. A black MacBook Air 2018. An Apple Pencil that works on Trackpads. God knows what. They could do it!
 
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tromboneaholic

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I often think that a big company like Apple, especially Apple, should have an innovation department with limited, novel, collectors items product releases. Just like e.g. Coca Cola in Japan or tech companies in China. Apple should release novel, experimental products every week or couple of months (whenever ready), like

- 1 million 17" MacBook Pros, or
- 1 Million MacBook Pros but with 3-4 extra ports. Or
- 1 million MacBook Pros with touchscreen.

Or a mini iPhone. A black MacBook Air 2018. An Apple Pencil that works on Trackpads. God knows what. They could do it!
The manufacturing setup costs only make sense when you can spread them out over millions and millions of products.

It costs the same to set up the tooling to make 1 million MacBook cases as it does to make 20 million cases.
 
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