How many customers has apple lost because of Sandy Bridge?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 8000rpm, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. 8000rpm macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I think apple was like a deer in headlights when intel decided to launch quad cores first. I think they're waiting for the dual cores.

    I couldn't take the wait. I couldn't force myself to get a current i7 when sandy bridge will knock it's teeth out when it comes out. Sadly that led me to my only other preference ... A pc laptop :(

    I'm sure I'm not the first.. But I couldnt wait at all. 2 days back at work without a laptop is DRIVING ME INSANE!!!!

    I got an alienware m17x r3. Not really comparable to a
    17 pro but those were the choices. 2820qm, gtx460, 256 samsung 470 ssd, blueray, 120hz LCD w/nvidia 3d kit etc . Those are the main components.

    I am sad, truly sad I couldn't wait for a pro refresh. Apple you just lost my $3k. I'll be selling my iphone4 too since it won't match anymore lol.
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    judging by today's record sales report of $27 Billion the past 3 months and also being up 23% ... I would say none :cool:
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Is your username alluding to the idle fan speed of your AlienWare?

    Anyway, it seems, Apple did quite good in selling four million Macs in the last three months.
  4. hcuar macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2004
    Wow... Alienware... I've heard bad things about Alienware laptops. You realize your iPhone will work on a PC right? Not sure I understand about the matching thing. Does that mean your buying a Windows 7 phone? :eek:
  5. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    The point of purchasing a Mac is for OS X. If you're going to compare hardware speed, MacBooks are never really up to par with higher end/gaming PC laptop stuff especially in the same price category.

    I'm more excited about OS X Lion than whatever the new MBPs are going to have/be/look like. :cool:
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  7. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011

    don't know about sandy bridge but whenever a friend purchases a new laptop I always ask "why didn't you get the mbp?" and they tell me "it's only core 2 duo bro, that shts old" :p.

    apple makes a lot of money and are far from hurtin so I doubt they care.
  8. AdamRock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
    wait didn't intel release the mobile versions of SB?
  9. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    very little IMO. I think the majority of mac users use their machines for email, word, safari,etc.
  10. 8000rpm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I'm not comparing the aw to the Mbp guys. To me it's the most appealing pc that has some good gaming capability. I know pc specs are usually better but I would have taken a dual core sandy 17 pro had there been any rumors or leaks so far. I just can't wait without a laptop and sandy bridge has so many advantages I wouldn't pass it up.

    Thats quite a killing they made but Any customers they Lose to pc is money out of their pocket and they do care about it.

    And no lol 8000 rpm refers to my motor in one if my cars. But I wouldn't be surprised if my aw fans hit that haha! On the bright side, I have about 2 months of no hassle return policy in case any announcements are made. At least I'll have something to play with in the meantime !
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    Apple has no history of Mac users jumping to PC ... compared to PC users discovering Apple in droves ... I personally have never met a Mac owner that decided to switch to a PC ... ever. :cool:
  12. 8000rpm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I have to agree with you there too.. I bought a MacBook pro a few Years back an became a convert. Only problem was I like to game a little and the mouse acceleration. Did I mention the mouse acceleration? I hate to say it but it's 99% of the reason I needed a pc laptop. Even a ma specific deathadder mouse couldnt feel right in games.

    My wife loved my MacBook so much we ended up getting a 27 iMac so all is not lost!
  13. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    Why did u need so much power right now in ur laptop? What do u do with it that u couldnt wait a few months to see what apple came out with if u like macs so much?
  14. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    I am in my 40s and have never been a fan of video games ... I also work in the Graphic Arts and Printing Industry so for me it has only been Mac.

    But for gaming ... I see the reason for your choice. :cool:
  15. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009

    Then us dolts who like macs for the hardware and design must have it all wrong. We should have just opted for some cheap-assed Hackintoshes.

    Really, you're being way too presumptuous in your assessment of the mac community as a whole.
  16. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    I would say very few everytime I go to applestore they are always packed/people walking out with laptops
    also I dont think the average shopper pays attention to apple updates ect...
    They walk in wanting a new macbook/pro and just buy it.
  17. 8000rpm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I'm not sure I really needed that much power. I love the battery life on the Mac but admittedly in over a year with the Mac I'm always arms length from a power outlet. The only games I Play are wow, cs source, and frozen throne and maybe cod4 here and there if I'm tired of cs.

    The reason I can't wait is because today and yesterday I was at work all day using my iPhone to keep me entertained. I usually stream tv, watch movies and play games all day long. Not being able to do anything had me staring at the floor in boredom. I just can't wait anymore. Since the r3 is new and has a backorder mine song be ready for a few weeks at least. When it's finally shipped Dell offers a shipping-paid no questions asked 100% return policy for 21 days. I figure that gives me about a month and a half to see if any announcements get made.
  18. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    The MBP is one of the best Windows XP/Windows 7 workstations i've ever used. Heck at one point in time the MBP was the fastest Windows XP laptop available (Being dual core early on).

  19. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    I wasn't assuming anything are you? I buy Macs for OS X, you buy it because you like pretty Apples...big deal.
  20. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I buy apple laptops because no one can really match their trackpad experience. On apple laptop, I don't need a mouse. On Pc, god help me. It's shame and awful.
    Mac OS and window 7 are both good and bad in certain situations, so I won't say much. But, I don't buy Mac to run games, so I don't need sandy Bridge.
  21. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    I know quite a few, especially since 7 came out.
  22. 8000rpm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I love the apple trackpad. Problem is I dont need it for gaming and I usually have a mouse plug in. I just wish apple coil do something about making their mouse movement more adjustable. The acceleration etc is brutal for games. The main reason i originally bought the pro17 was the unibody. I had absolutely no interest in the previous model. I probably would have sold it even if I go one free I thought they were that ugly. I guess it's obvious aesthetics means a lot and the unibody hit the home run. I they do make it a wedge like the air I dont think I'll feel bad about my purchase as I dont like the styling.
  23. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Most people aren't as impatient as you and even more don't need a laptop with those kinds of specs. many have they lost? Probably not too many.
  24. Hornzog macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2011
    You get paid to stream TV, watch movies and play games all day long?

    I am so in the wrong line of work.
  25. jacobp89 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm with you on the gaming experience. I love to game every now and then, but my question is, if you still love Apple why didn't you just get the MBP and build a custom gaming PC? I built my PC a little over a year ago. I just purchased my MBP last November and I can truly say I love playing with my Macbook more than my PC now. I still like my PC since I built it myself I will always like it, but my Macbook is where my heart is set now.

    Also, back to your question about how many have they lost? I would have to say not too many. If anything they may have gained some. Especially next month when iPhone 4 goes to Verizon.

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