Before the 2016/17 MacBook Pros I would have agreed with you. Annually updated specs, portability if you need it too. But the flaws and price make it undesirable for me.MBP for me but I’ll use it in clamshell mode anyways with an eGPU and normal keyboard and mouse
Hmmm....Being that I have over 200 2012s in stock, all the 2.6Ghz Quad-Core models, I think I'll be ok. Two advantages to the 2014: Wireless AC and PCIe (although only 700MB/s) SSD. One disadvantage: only dual core (with HyperThreading on the i7).
I disagree. I use Linux on my developer platform and although Thunderbolt is not a bad mail program in itself, not as savvy as the Mail when it comes to smart mailboxes and filters. As for the Apple Notes, I don’t know how one can use the Apple notes in Linux and keep in sync with the other IOS devices.All of those are easy as pie to replace on linux or windows except iMessage and even that isn't much of a big deal.
It does but it doesn't have the Cache nor does it have the turbo of the 3720QM (3.6GHz Turbo) v. the 3510M (3.1GHz Turbo). So 2 cores (4 logical) at 2.5 or 4 cores (8 logical) at 2.6....hmm.JFYI: The i5 has also HT.
Oh I was there in a big way. My daughter had a red one, but when she went off to college I got her the one she really wanted, a purple iMac DV. I bought them at work in all different colors.Have you seen the 1998 iMacs?