How much would you be willing to pay for a 17" rMBP?

How much would you be willing to pay for a 17" rMBP?

  • Nothing

    Votes: 22 32.8%
  • $1 - $1,000

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • $1,001 - $2,000

    Votes: 4 6.0%
  • $2,001 - $3,000

    Votes: 27 40.3%
  • $3,001 - $4,000

    Votes: 4 6.0%
  • $4,001 - $5000

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • $5,001 and up

    Votes: 3 4.5%

  • Total voters
    67

556fmjoe

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Apr 19, 2014
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$0

Give it user replaceable parts and an optical drive, and I'm interested.
 

NewbieCanada

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Oct 9, 2007
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The question isn't how much. It's how many. And the answer is "not enough."

Just for fun I checked Dell's site. Only one 17" model, in their budget Inspiron line.

The market for a premium 17-inch laptop just isn't there.
 

AxoNeuron

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Apr 22, 2012
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Asides from a very small number of people, no ones wants a gigantic 17" laptop. No one cares.

Apple didn't kill off the 17" MacBook Pro because it was selling too well.
 

hamiltonDSi

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Jul 29, 2012
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I had 13" Macbook's (including Pros) since 2008. A couple of months ago I upgraded to the 15" Retina.
After seeing how great 2" had improved my workflow I would sell this computer in a heart beat If Apple releases a 17" rMBP tomorrow.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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This post is quite impressive.

I would pay the same I would pay for a 15" rMBP.

… I see the OP has already been banned.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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[MOD NOTE]
I fixed the poll to make it a whole lot more worthwhile and easier to discuss.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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[MOD NOTE]
I fixed the poll to make it a whole lot more worthwhile and easier to discuss.
But you have to say, that's poll was pretty impressive. Must have take quite a while to make so many options.
 

Meister

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Oct 10, 2013
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I wouldn't buy a 17" rMBP. I'm just not interested in a computer that large.
same goes for me, but a lot of :apple:enthusiasts want one.
I hope for them that :apple: gives back that option. The more options, the better.

For me personally even 15" is too large.
 

venom600

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Mar 23, 2003
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I hope for them that :apple: gives back that option.
Sure, I'd love to have a 17" 4k retina notebook, but it's not going to happen. The amount of high quality machines with screens larger than 15" these days can be counted on one hand. Outside of gaming machines and brands you've never heard of that number drops even more. The era of large notebooks is over.
 

kfmfe04

macrumors member
Jun 19, 2010
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Nothing.

At that size, I'd go for a retina iMac offering instead for less mullah, because in a 17" rmbp, portability has effectively been nullified by its size.

In the olden pre-retina days, I may have gone for a 17" mbp, if it weren't so heavy.
 

sonicrobby

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Apr 24, 2013
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because in a 17" rmbp, portability has effectively been nullified by its size.
Misconception. It is quite portable. It might not be the most portable or best for you. But a 17" laptop is very portable compared to a desktop. Its useful for when you need a mobile powerhouse without being tied to a desk. Granted, if they can equip a powerhouse into a smaller form factor, no one would complain, but in reality some people need serious hardware for certain tasks.

It is simply the reason that people who need to use a powerhouse computer usually prefer a more long term investment (i.e. tower PCs in which all components can be replaced) and usually dont need any portability at all is what creates the low demand for a 17" retina macbook.
 

kfmfe04

macrumors member
Jun 19, 2010
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Misconception. It is quite portable. It might not be the most portable or best for you. But a 17" laptop is very portable compared to a desktop. Its useful for when you need a mobile powerhouse without being tied to a desk. Granted, if they can equip a powerhouse into a smaller form factor, no one would complain, but in reality some people need serious hardware for certain tasks.

It is simply the reason that people who need to use a powerhouse computer usually prefer a more long term investment (i.e. tower PCs in which all components can be replaced) and usually dont need any portability at all is what creates the low demand for a 17" retina macbook.
I think if I only had enough money/space to buy one machine only, I might think like you do.

However, having faster and more ubiquitous networking, I prefer having specialized machines that do what they do well.

There are just too many choices these days: if I need to compile, run heavy simulations, I will just VPN to a 32GB desktop machine running vbox/ubuntu. If I want to play games on the fly, I can do so with an NVIDIA SHIELD, again networked to the Win8 desktop. If I need a portable laptop, I'd go for a 13" rmbp (or previously, an mba). In fact, if possible, I prefer do all my lightweight computing on an iPhone, if at all possible.

To me, at least, a 17" rmbp is just a weird beast - but I'm certain that there are certain users out there who have need for such a beast.
 

jdogg836

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Jul 28, 2010
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OP got banned. Thread should be closed
Someone should change his name to Ed MiliBanned.

I voted nothing. I can't think of any reason to have a 17" any more. It's so big. There are times I love my 15" but even with it sometimes I feel it's too big.
 

leftyMac

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Feb 20, 2011
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I had 13" Macbook's (including Pros) since 2008. A couple of months ago I upgraded to the 15" Retina.
After seeing how great 2" had improved my workflow I would sell this computer in a heart beat If Apple releases a 17" rMBP tomorrow.
I totally agree with this one. since I upgraded to the 15 rMBP from 13 MBP, I no longer need an external monitor, which makes it portable indeed. xcode, after effects, premiere, logic Pro, etc are totally usable on this machine. 17 rMBP would only make the user experience better.
 

hajime

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Jul 23, 2007
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It depends on the weight. If it will be lighter than the current rMBP 15", I will buy it.