Let's tell cook We Want 17" MacBook Pro With Retina Display

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  1. 5key, Dec 25, 2014
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    5key macrumors newbie

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    We love 17 inches MacBook Pro, we also love the retina display. It's time to back. Make it happen. Please...

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    Let's @ cook to make it happen ! :apple:
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Good luck. That's not going to happen. I think that 17 inches is just too big for most people. People buying a laptop want portability, and a 17 inch laptop isn't really that portable.
     
  3. crawler1975, Dec 25, 2014
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    dream on. it's not gonna happen. :)
     
  4. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    You really think a website is going to convince Apple to give you what you want?

    Not logical. This is Apple.
     
  5. Spink10, Dec 25, 2014
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    I dont think it will happen. But I like the website. Glad that you made it. :)

    You would think there is enough money to be made on 17" rMBP - but I guess not.
     
  6. 5key thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha. As we said 「梦想总是要有的,万一实现了呢? 」

    Thanks guys.:cool:
     
  7. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    If it gets ethernet and replaceable memory (seriously, in a 17" form factor the only may to skip out on replaceable memory is if you are a greedy *******) I'm all for it!
     
  8. blooperz macrumors 6502

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    Apple hasn't had any major new innovations since the iPad. It needs to release something that breaks the mold like that did, not bring back something they sent to the grave years ago.
     
  9. iososx, Dec 26, 2014
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    I'd buy two in a flash!

    One as my Primary Mac and the second as a mirrored spare like I normally have.

    My 15" is only two months old but I'd replace it with a 17" MBP like I used for years and be thrilled.

    For those like me who genuinely benefit from 17" nothing is better.
     
  10. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately Apple cater to the mass consumer these days and the 17" was dropped as it simply didn't sell in large enough numbers. I even see the occasional one still for sale in Shenzhen, equally they are the last of the 2011`s, and probably best avoided.

    Q-6
     
  11. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    Apple might introduce a 17" rMBP with high-end features like two SSD slots and a 32GB DRAM option, but it would be similarly thin like the 13" and 15" rMBPs so no Ethernet, no user-changable DRAM, no HDD, no optical brick. They won't bring back Firewire or serial or parallel ports or floppy discs either.

    If Apple do introduce a 17" rMBP, it would probably have a speedy discrete GPU and that would be the end of discrete GPUs for the 15" MBP.

    The reason why Apple dropped the 17" cMBP is that in 2012 17" Retina displays had very low yields and so were prohibitively expensive. Now yields are up and prices are down. In 2012, Apple would have had to choose an inexpensive CPU to keep the price of a 17" rMBP with 4GB of DRAM and 128GB SSD down to $4000. That would not have sold well. Apple can now make a $3000 17" rMBP with a speedy CPU, 16GB of DRAM and 256GB SSD. I don't know whether or not Apple will do so, but it's possible.
     
  12. crawler1975 macrumors regular

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    i don't think Apple with reintroduce 17" macbook pro's. Once they kill a product, we will never bring it back. I don't think there is a high demand for a monster laptop that's why they killed it.
     
  13. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't just Apple. The whole market (outside of gaming notebooks) has moved away from the 17" and larger form factor. The few that are left on the market tend to be low end models or really expensive gaming notebooks like the Razer Blade or the 10lb MSI and Asus notebooks.

    I'd love to see Apple produce a 4k 17" MBP, but there just doesn't seem to be a market for it.
     
  14. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    Before making pronouncements about whether or not there is sufficient market demand for a 17" rMBP, one should first try to answer two questions:
    1) How much demand is there? One needs to consider both ongoing demand and pent-up demand since the 2011 cMBP was discontinued in 2012.
    2) How many units must Apple sell to make a profit?
    I don't know the answer to either question, but it is not at all obvious that demand is insufficient.
     
  15. sarthak, Dec 26, 2014
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    In the mean time, if you just need a higher resolution to work with.
    - Try using SwitchResX to create a custom HiDPI resolution of 2240x1400 (4480x2800) which is higher than "more space".
    - See here for the kind of additional screen real estate you gan gain from using higher resolutions.
     
  16. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    People have already told Mr Cook they don't want a 17" macbook pro.
     
  17. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    You should have added a poll. I would have voted NO to bringing back a 17 inch model.

    Bad idea for a laptop in today's world.
     
  18. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Way to speak for everyone, glad we voted you the spokesman for everyone.
     
  19. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    I have to regretfully agree we wont be seeing a 17 anytime soon. However, I would like to see Apple's sales figures and projected market penetration predictions of the old 17 inch line. I know we will never see those, but it sure would be neat.
     
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    I'm proud to assume the position.
     
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    Your avatar is too awesome for this page. Its overloading my brain.
     
  22. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    But wait, there's more....
     
  23. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    That's a patently absurd assertion.
     
  24. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Just my opinion, but I think 15'' is the prefect size for a laptop. Perfectly big screen without being bulky to carry around, plus an external monitor can always be connected in a home or office setting.
     
  25. xMacFeinx macrumors newbie

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    Miss that guy like crazy.

    On Topic: I don't think a 17" makes much sense. As others have mentioned, a laptop that long isn't all that portable which takes away from the whole point of purchasing a laptop.

    You might as well go out and get a 21" iMac right? I also don't think enough people would be buying at 17" model, probably too cost prohibitive for Apple to come back and produce one.

    Just my $0.02
     

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