No 17" MBP announced??

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  1. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Soo... who thinks the 17" is still going to be updated? And which model is better- the retina MBP (which *seems* not to have user upgradable parts..., ram HD, etc), or the new 15" without retina but can be upgraded???
     
  2. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    First response: Fat chance.

    Second: Maybe one more CPU bump, but end of an era.
     
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    New 15" takes up to 16GB according to what I've read so far. Ivy Bridge should work up to 32GB on mobile chipsets. If you can't upgrade it yourself, it's just a matter of if you do need beyond 16GB on your laptop. The Apple charges too much for ram thing is moot to a degree. They've had generations where basic ram bumps cost very little. When they're expensive it's typically that they're not doing very many, so you're paying for the configuration more than the part. Soldered ram hasn't been mentioned anywhere yet though. If it's an issue of failure, ram isn't one of the more common points of failure.
     
  5. Liquinn Suspended

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    I thought the late 2011 MBP's could take 32GB?
     
  6. diannao macrumors regular

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    Not necessarily. They've updated the 17" a few months later than other models before.

    I think it's a hopeful sign that they've added a third line of notebooks, so that may mean they are OK with more niche products and a more complex set of product lines.
     
  7. flightsr macrumors newbie

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    No 17" on the Apple site anymore.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yup the early 2011 can too, just good luck find 16GBx2 kits
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Looks like I'm going for a 2011 17". Can't do without that massive screen.
     
  11. Astroboy907 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    S***

    Crap... wanted one sooo bad....

    And 15" Retina RAM is soldered on, or looks like, but the flash is not a standard connector..
     
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    Buying up a few 17" MBP refurbs whenever the store comes back.
     
  14. Bazzy macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I got one just 3 weeks ago & can only hope that they will only go up in value now that they are discontinued otherwise my Karma sucks!

    Bazzy!
     
  15. XX55XX macrumors regular

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    Didn't some analyst say that only 1% of MacBook Pro purchases were for the 17-inch model?

    Apple has done its research. Consumers don't like huge laptops.
     
  16. diannao macrumors regular

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    Like I said, it may not be updated yet.
     
  17. Astroboy907 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I suppose we can wait and see..
     
  18. Astroboy907 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'll say goodbye to my dream laptop, because by the time I save up to buy a refurb it will be out of stock..
     
  19. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    You know, for a community of people who like a small-minority product, Mac users sure are quick to shower scorn on people who like something they don't.

    I really liked the 17" laptop. I don't remember exactly how many 17" MBPs I've had, but more than I've ever had smaller ones. It was the only model with a reasonable supply of ports. :)
     
  20. thekev macrumors 604

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    They probably can, but good luck finding 16GB sodimms. I was just saying that he should only worry about the ram thing if it will actually affect him.
     
  21. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Only up to $2199, at that point a buyer is better off getting new tech.

    Agreed! If the 17" is officially discontinued it will be missed.
     
  22. Astroboy907 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, 2 USB ports is 2 too short.

    The 17" maxed out was my dream computer, was saving up but now...
     
  23. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

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    Ironically..Apple was one of the first manufacturers to come out with a 17" laptop, back in 2003 with the first PowerBook G4.

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    The best you'll have to do is snag a Late 2011...which may just dip in price. I'd try a sealed one off of eBay.
     
  24. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    I think you guys are reacting prematurely.

    Apple always leave the 17" till last. If I remember correctly when they jumped from the PowerBook we got the 17" Pro after the 15.4" model had been out a while. The same sort of delay happened when they announced the Unibody models.

    The 17" model is far from dead. I would expect it to be in the same vein as the Retina MacBook Pro though.
     

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