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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ed Miliband, Sep 1, 2014.

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

  1. Nothing

    22 vote(s)
    32.8%
  2. $1 - $1,000

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  3. $1,001 - $2,000

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. $2,001 - $3,000

    27 vote(s)
    40.3%
  5. $3,001 - $4,000

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  6. $4,001 - $5000

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. $5,001 and up

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. c0LdFire macrumors regular

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  2. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    $0

    Give it user replaceable parts and an optical drive, and I'm interested.
     
  3. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  4. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65832

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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.
     
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  8. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    3 000 sounds about right for the base model.

    I agree.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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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.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    I fixed the poll to make it a whole lot more worthwhile and easier to discuss.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    But you have to say, that's poll was pretty impressive. Must have take quite a while to make so many options.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't buy a 17" rMBP. I'm just not interested in a computer that large.
     
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    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.
     
  14. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  15. kfmfe04 macrumors member

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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.
     
  16. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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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.
     
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  18. kfmfe04 macrumors member

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    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.
     
  19. Doward macrumors 6502a

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    I would lay $4500 on the table today for a 17" rMBP.
     
  20. jdogg836 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  21. leftyMac macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  22. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd not pay anything for it, as the 17" form factor does not appeal to me :)
     
  23. hajime macrumors 68030

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    It depends on the weight. If it will be lighter than the current rMBP 15", I will buy it.
     
  24. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    I would pay up to $4K. But maxed out.

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    Admit it. You're just small.
     

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