Don't buy the Retina Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    We have to teach Apple that we don't like non-replaceable parts. The only way to make Apple listen is not buying the Retina Macbook Pro with soldered RAM and Flash memory that can't be replaced by a 3rd party SSD.

    Retina Macbook Pro = 15" Macbook Air with Retina display.
     
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  3. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    The worst thing is that you're probably serious :D

    I'm not a big fan of soldered parts neither, but it's not like we can do anything about it...
     
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  5. MUBiomed macrumors 6502

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    As the shipping date pushes back further and further :p
     
  6. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    I totally agree with the author. I was not planning on getting retina.

    First of all, I can put my own parts into the laptop and it will run just as well as a retina, complete with 512gb of flash storage and 32 (!) gb of RAM, for less than $600.

    Retina is just a gimmick. Hopefully apple will see the light and put a retina on the user upgradable 15". Then i would buy in an instant. Right now I am holding off..
     
  7. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    retina display is going to be flop
    they will reduce the prices for sure
     
  8. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    How is retina a gimmick? Care to elaborate more on that?

    I'm willing to think the retina display is going to be a hit.
     
  9. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Not buy it?

    I was going to get the retina display laptop but I plan to keep this thing for 10 years. On year 3.1 what happens when the RAM goes bad? ~$300 dollars to replace the motherboard vs 40 dollars for a new stick of RAM.

    I'm still in limbo. Leaning towards the traditional macbook pro.

     
  10. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    You say retina is just a gimmick, but you would buy a upgradable MBP instantly if they had it? Sounds to me like you want retina :)
     
  11. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Not sure if you've noticed but shipping time use to be 2-3 days, then it became 5-7 days. now its 7-10 days. People are buying it.

     
  12. Beliblis macrumors regular

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    I'm not too worried about the soldered parts: 16gb of ram is more than enough for most people.
    Internal Flash Drive: I currently work on a MacBook with 128gb SSD. Enough for all the applications, music/podcasts & documents I need. Camera RAW files are stored on an external drive.

    All I hope for Apple is: the internal flash drive needs to be 100% reliable! Just like with standard-sized SSDs, certain brands & controllers seem to have a better reliability than others.
     
  13. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Good luck
     
  14. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Gimmick? Wow. Trying to justify not buying the new mbp or something? :)
     
  15. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Someone clarify for me...

    I watched the WWDC clip and it looked like there were user serviceable screws on the bottom of the new MBP. Why are they there if this model isn't user upgradeable? Or is this just like the Air now?
     
  16. JoshJosh117 macrumors 6502

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    The SSD is upgradeable, just like it is in the MacBook Air (or it will be eventually).
     
  17. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Ok, you go ahead and lead the boycott.

    Meanwhile, the rest of the people will buy and enjoy their new Retina MBP's.
     
  18. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    It is a marketing gimmick.

    Ill bet 70% of users are fine with their current resolution screens.
    Yeah, on a phone or tablet a retina screen is great! But on a laptop, its not much more.

    Fine, I'll state it this way-

    The way the implemented retina on the 15" is pathetic. If they put it onto the regular 15" it would be wonderful, I'd buy it in an instant. But its not, so I can live with my current res.

    Or better yet, bring back the 17" macbook pro.

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    By who????? The 1% of us who are willing to take off the back covers of the computers????
     
  19. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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    When is the last time RAM went bad?

    Beside, take it to apple and they'll sort it out for you.
     
  20. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Just like the air, apples making us pay more for their crap (eg. $500 for 256gb of flash?? Could be half that and they could still make a profit)
     
  21. Zwikker macrumors regular

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    With the price tag it has. No thanks. Apple should realize that it's prices are gettin ridiculous.
     
  22. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Retina is now a marketing gimmick?
     
  23. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...
    I have seen so many macbooks with bad RAM. Not even funny. Just check out threads on kernel panics. HUNDREDS of them.

    And apple will sort it out, but for 4x the actual cost of repair.
     
  24. iMusings macrumors member

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    Eh, to clarify are both ram and ssd chips soldered on board? Is there any source for this?
     
  25. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    RAM looks soldered on (in all pics of the MBP insides. Check apple website)
    SSD looks to be replaceable, but looks verry proprietary

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    Yep. Cause I says so! :D
     

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