Not buying it

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maraca2020, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. maraca2020 macrumors member

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    I'm very dissapointed in apple. For someone who needs a real macbook pro, all they did was add a bigger hard drive and clock speed. The 2.66 GHz with 512 mb of vram was exactly what a prosumer needed, IMO. It was for $2,299. Now, someone who wants the 512 vram in a more portable 15 inch screen must fork over the same amount, allbeit with a bigger hardrive (whent from 250 to 500) and .2 more in clock speed. This is why I will continue to wait, until they either update the graphics card or get a quad core in there. Because now, the pro lineup is anything but.
     
  2. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Your logic doesn't make much sense... double the hard drive, and a .2 GHz faster for the same exact price. What exactly were you expecting them to do?

    It's an update, not a redesign.
     
  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    So you're mad because they upped the HD, processor and battery, all for the same price? :confused:

    This is the best update Apple has had in a long while where you get more for the same price or less.
     
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    Wait, so you're complaining that you're getting a faster computer with a larger hard drive but you want to hold off for a faster computer with a larger hard drive because you're a pro user :confused:

    Dude, you now get a better computer today for 2299 then you were able to yesterday. While waiting for a nehalem processor may be a smart move, you'll not see them until next year. I doubt you'll see a quad-core MBP. My MBP is hot enough with dual cores, never mind a quad.
     
  6. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    It was, 60% "better"
     
  7. buyusfear macrumors 6502

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    Is that to all the now "MBP's"? or just the 15's?
     
  8. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, that was just for the 13inch MBP
     
  9. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Nope, 15" too.

    And it was 60% better color gamut, not "60% better" :p
     
  10. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Wait, wasn't (the prior generation) 15" MPB with 2.66GHz and 512MB VRAM $2499?
     
  11. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    I was too lazy to refer back to the keynote summary :D
     
  12. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah, lol. This guys logic makes no sense. You get an all around better computer, for $200 less.
     
  13. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Basically a real world savings (adding all the upgrades together) of almost $400, and $600 with a student discount. Pretty darn good.
     
  14. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    I don't think they offered the 2.66 in the previous-gen. I'm pretty sure that 2.60 was the fastest they came (not that 60MHz makes much of a difference, mind you).

    The stock config 15" 2.60 that I picked up from the Apple Store about a year ago (2.6 C2D/2GB/512MB 8600M GT/200GB 7200/matte) was $2599 after a $200 education discount. They could have possibly been cheaper as BTOs with fewer options, but not by much.
     
  15. maraca2020 thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry guys, i didn't write it clearly, i was ranting. I was upset because this means that there is no major gpu/cpu update in store soon, so I'm going to wait until that comes out. Smart logic?
     
  16. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    I believe he means the most recent MBP's. The aluminum, unibody ones updated fater Macworld.
     
  17. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    What on earth are you talking about?

    There is a 3.06 model for goodness sake, the highest Intel can go on a laptop currently
     
  18. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    get a pc then if you want better graphics, my pc laptop has 1 gb of dedicated v ram and full hd screen
     
  19. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    your gona have to wait for a year or 2 have fun
     
  20. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    I think this 60% nonsense is most likely a gimmick
     
  21. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    if you need a faster CPU, or a faster GPU - then it's time to stop looking at Laptops for power.
     

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