I want to buy a quad-core 13" cMBP with Iris Pro

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  1. cube macrumors G5

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    Infamous 2011 MBP discrete gfx died Sunday. Must get it repaired.

    If there's no new cMBP, I'll probably get a Thinkpad.
     
  2. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Get a hackintosh laptop... You'll get both worlds + dGPU + Gaming...
     
  3. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Said the Apple spokesperson: "Don't let the door hit you on the *!$."
     
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Well just hop right on your unicorn and ride to the Apple store!
     
  5. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    That is your answer for having to buy a new laptop after only one year?
     
  6. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    No, sadly it's what I think Apple's answer will be to an update for the cMBP. I think we'll be lucky if it's around for another year but an update seem unlikely.
     
  7. sarthak, Aug 19, 2013
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    That's a stupid idea. Do you enjoy your 40 minute battery life and unstable old version of Snow Leopard?
     
  8. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    Isn't the 13" cMBP still really popular?

    If Lenovo is doing so well relative to others is I think in no small part because they didn't so fully fall into the ultrabook hole.

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    The rMBP is really expensive for a non-replacement laptop and you can't get 1TB in it.

    My 17" is not ready for retirement, that's why I'm looking at 11"-13".

    Even a usable 11" MBA is too expensive to be justified.
     
  9. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    I think before the Haswell MBA's it was Apple's highest selling MacBook. And it could still be true. That's why I think Apple will keep it around another year. Others think it will be discontinued when the rMBP's are refreshed.

    Apple didn't refresh the cMBP's this February with the new Ivy Bridge processors the rMBP's received. That and it's more expensive to configure a cMBP to the equivalent rMBP makes me think the cMBP is on the way out as Apple nudges people to MBA's or rMBP's.
     
  10. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Why SL? Hackintosh supports the latest ML version... Gamers do not care about battery life, they are always plugged...
     
  11. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    Or to Thinkpad.
     
  12. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Exactly :D I think Lenovo has been successful because they have maintained some modicum of quality whereas HP and Dell have made some real junk.
     
  13. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Wonder if you can run hackintosh on a razer blade.... If apple fails to wow me with the next couple releases, well, that might be my nearest option..
     
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  15. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    Intel i7 Haswell quad cores on a 13 inch body will never happen. It's very hard to remove a 47 watt full load heat from a thin 13" body. Even the 15" body has thermal issues under 800% CPU load on the activity monitor (prime95).
     
  16. sarthak, Aug 19, 2013
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    sarthak macrumors 6502

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    Can't deny the fact that there are major compatibility issues. Besides, it is ILLEGAL.
     
  17. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    Compared to the 13" rMBP, no, the 13" cMBP is not popular.

    Yields on 13" and 15" Retina displays continue to improve, which means Apple's costs continue to decline, so probably rMBP prices will continue to decline. I would not be surprised to see a 1TB SSD option offered for the Haswell rMBPs.
     
  18. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    If you buy a copy of Mac OS X, then IT IS NOT ILLEGAL.

    Check out osx86project and tonymacx86 for HCL. It is not that complicated. On tonymac you'll find thousands of builds...
     
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    That would be awesome if the 13" got a quad core. Here's to hoping for one.
     
  21. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    It won't happen until next year with Broadwell.
     
  22. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    NOT ILLEGAL, and NO major compatibility issues as long as you choose a machine with compatible hardware. 5 minutes worth of google will let you know if a machine will do it or not.

    Hackintosh has come a long way since Snow Leopard days. A LOT easier now.
     
  23. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    Dreams shattered.

    But now you got me hyped for Broadwell.
     
  24. Mackan macrumors 65816

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    Uhm, people said the same thing about Haswell. I believe it when I see it. Besides, it was reported that Broadwell would be delayed, might even slip into 2015.
     
  25. sarthak, Aug 20, 2013
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    In Canada and US, violation of copyright and terms governed in an EULA is a crime. On top, illegally downloading hacked copies of OS X x86 from strange websites is a form of piracy.

    Breaking the EULA is enforceable by law enforcement. It is illegal. I am sure your local PD would like to also know about the other things you find to be "perfectly legal".

    Besides, there is not a single laptop (not desktop) that has comparable build quality and battery life that can run OS X. I would not recommend anyone to illegally run OS X on plastic computers with battery life in the minutes and more bugs than a rainforest.
     

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