Glad I didn't sell my 17" with AG Display

underblu

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I love Apple, the new 15" MBPA is just about the coolest professional laptop on the planet. But even if I would sacrifice the additional screen size, no antiglare display is a deal breaker for me. I am not keen on non upgradable ram or HD either but I do understand when you are pushing the form envelop some function concessions have to be made.

That said my 17" MBP is the perfect fit for me the AG display is high enough res and I can replace the HD and RAM with my preferred choices. Still plenty light and thin and Sandybridge i7 provides me with more than enough performance

Still the 15" Retina is very cool.
 

Nikos

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17" AG here as well. I can look beyond everything except screen real estate. While the new MBP's resolution is 2880x1800, that still translates to 1440x900 in terms of screen real-estate. I've been using 1920x1200 for YEARS and just can't get used to anything smaller. :eek:

I'm still considering it, I'll just have to see it in person first to see if the screen makes up for having less screen real-estate. If not, I'll hold out to see if there will be a 17" version.
 

luked14

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The lack of an AG option in the retina MBP is the deal breaker for me. I can't stand the high gloss of the unibody MBPs and the new one doesn't look any less glossy.
 

Nikos

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The new retina MBP is supposed have a less reflective screen than the current glossy MBPs. Not sure how effective it'll be in a real-world scenario though.
 

thunng8

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17" AG here as well. I can look beyond everything except screen real estate. While the new MBP's resolution is 2880x1800, that still translates to 1440x900 in terms of screen real-estate. I've been using 1920x1200 for YEARS and just can't get used to anything smaller. :eek:
You can change the settings on the Retina display to show the same real estate as the 17" MBP.
 

Astroboy907

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I love Apple, the new 15" MBPA is just about the coolest professional laptop on the planet. But even if I would sacrifice the additional screen size, no antiglare display is a deal breaker for me. I am not keen on non upgradable ram or HD either but I do understand when you are pushing the form envelop some function concessions have to be made.

That said my 17" MBP is the perfect fit for me the AG display is high enough res and I can replace the HD and RAM with my preferred choices. Still plenty light and thin and Sandybridge i7 provides me with more than enough performance

Still the 15" Retina is very cool.
Apparently some people do want to sell. Found a Quad core, 17", 2.5ghz, 8gb RAM, 512 SSD on craigslist for (get ready)

$1000

Wow!
Oh yeah, it comes with
Keyboard
Magic Mouse,
External Drive
Warranty

Plan on buying it.... if I can convince Mum.. :D
For the price, I could care less if it is antiglare...
 

cmm

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17" AG here as well. I can look beyond everything except screen real estate. While the new MBP's resolution is 2880x1800, that still translates to 1440x900 in terms of screen real-estate.
What do you mean? Does screen real estate = size of display?

I have a 17 AG, but hate the size. I was thinking the 15" retina would be the answer to my problems!
 

underblu

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Apr 19, 2010
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Apparently some people do want to sell. Found a Quad core, 17", 2.5ghz, 8gb RAM, 512 SSD on craigslist for (get ready)

$1000

Wow!
Oh yeah, it comes with
Keyboard
Magic Mouse,
External Drive
Warranty

Plan on buying it.... if I can convince Mum.. :D
For the price, I could care less if it is antiglare...
Sounds like it's stolen

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OP, by the tone of your writing, i dont think you'll last long resisting the new mbp ;)
HA, yeah I'll have to see what options are available in the next refresh but my machine just suits me know. And I hate being tethered to a desk The quadcore MBPs give up nothing to desktop machines imho unless u play games which I don't.

With that said I do like new technology so a base 11" or 13" MBA may be in my future, I've been considering the iPad but I don't know if I like the pads much.
 

Jaro65

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Apparently some people do want to sell. Found a Quad core, 17", 2.5ghz, 8gb RAM, 512 SSD on craigslist for (get ready)

$1000

Wow!
Oh yeah, it comes with
Keyboard
Magic Mouse,
External Drive
Warranty

Plan on buying it.... if I can convince Mum.. :D
For the price, I could care less if it is antiglare...
I would be careful with this one.
 

ixodes

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Just because the current 17" MBP isn't selling in huge numbers, has no bearing on the fact that's Apples already made it's money back on R&D, tooling costs etc. It's been in the lineup long enough that Apple still makes a good profit on each unit sold.

While the gross profit may not be as high as an iPad, its sad to see them discontinue it.

Yet that said I do understand their intrinsic need to drop any model they no longer view as magical & resolutionary :)

Never to worry, Apple will always make sure "they're cool" LOL.
 

Jaro65

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I've been putting off upgrading my 2009 C2D MBP 17, waiting for this refresh. I'm not pleased with today's outcome.
 

Astroboy907

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I would be careful with this one.
Yeah I am contacting the seller. He sounds like an honest guy, but the lack of photos of the computer itself is worrying. Though, I will ask if he has a receipt of the purchase.. Would that be legitimate? Never really bought from CL before.
 

Jaro65

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Yeah I am contacting the seller. He sounds like an honest guy, but the lack of photos of the computer itself is worrying. Though, I will ask if he has a receipt of the purchase.. Would that be legitimate? Never really bought from CL before.
If he has a purchase receipt, that would be great. You should definitely validate the serial # before exchanging any cash. If you have an Apple Store somewhere not too far, you could try meeting there. Then you would know right away if the machine is legit or not. Obviously, you should not go meet the person alone. Take your mom, dad, or some other adult friend with you.
 

bimmerboii

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Is there any news on a refresh for the 17" model? Or any eta on it? I still prefer 17" and wish to purchase one asap.

Edit: just read the other thread looks like the 17" has reached eol.
 
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Astroboy907

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If he has a purchase receipt, that would be great. You should definitely validate the serial # before exchanging any cash. If you have an Apple Store somewhere not too far, you could try meeting there. Then you would know right away if the machine is legit or not. Obviously, you should not go meet the person alone. Take your mom, dad, or some other adult friend with you.
Its a 3hr drive, so thats a given. They have a mac store down there too, in the general area. Been there before, its in a mall so there are a lot of people there. Anyways, its always good to have a friend/witness to it :)
Will be validating serials on receipt (assuming he has one) , and against several mac stolen databases, as well as apple.
Thanks, just wondering about buying from others :/
hoping it is not a rip off as it is actually the exact model I wanted (even better with an SSD), and is 17 inches..
 

Astroboy907

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I would be careful with this one.
Seller was a scam. It was the 3rd ad of that type in that area I have replied to, and the seller "moved" to Vancouver. Not sending my money out of country, for something sight unseen. All the emails from the 3 ads had pictures of the right laptop, but were written very much the same, and each ended with the same ending, word for word ("What do you think? Do you want my Macbook?")
Should I do anything? Reporting, etc?
 
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