not sure about MBP with Retina anymore.

kkasaye

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Jun 12, 2012
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Hey guys, I was pretty much sold on getting the macbook pro 15" retina base model but after seeing iFixit's rate of 1/10 on fix-ability, I don't know if i want it anymore, seeing as I'm going to be using it for 3-5 years and it could break in that time. I could just go for the macbook air maxed out on the apple store. I'm using it for university, gaming, video editing and some minor music production. Could someone help me with this dilemma?
 

GGJstudios

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Hey guys, I was pretty much sold on getting the macbook pro 15" retina base model but after seeing iFixit's rate of 1/10 on fix-ability, I don't know if i want it anymore, seeing as I'm going to be using it for 3-5 years and it could break in that time. I could just go for the macbook air maxed out on the apple store. I'm using it for university, gaming, video editing and some minor music production. Could someone help me with this dilemma?
You do realize that iFixIt is referring to user fixability, right? That doesn't imply that Apple would have a problem repairing it. Most users wouldn't attempt to perform repairs themselves on such a computer, anyway. That certainly isn't a valid reason not to buy it.
 
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Adamantoise

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Aug 1, 2011
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Main reason not to buy it would be price.

Not many people fix such a laptop by themselves.
 
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mohsy90

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Hey guys, I was pretty much sold on getting the macbook pro 15" retina base model but after seeing iFixit's rate of 1/10 on fix-ability, I don't know if i want it anymore, seeing as I'm going to be using it for 3-5 years and it could break in that time. I could just go for the macbook air maxed out on the apple store. I'm using it for university, gaming, video editing and some minor music production. Could someone help me with this dilemma?
All the reason to get APPLECARE!!! Will definitely be worth the purchase, cause you definitely don't want this thing breaking down on you
 
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Martialis

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Jun 11, 2012
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Hey guys, I was pretty much sold on getting the macbook pro 15" retina base model but after seeing iFixit's rate of 1/10 on fix-ability, I don't know if i want it anymore, seeing as I'm going to be using it for 3-5 years and it could break in that time. I could just go for the macbook air maxed out on the apple store. I'm using it for university, gaming, video editing and some minor music production. Could someone help me with this dilemma?
http://www.apple.com/support/products/

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Lol, it's like money grows on trees for some of you people.
You do understand that the hardware support through Applecare is a major selling point of Macs for many of us, right? You do understand that Applecare is a negligible fraction of the overall cost of a Mac, right?
 
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sweetbrat

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Jun 17, 2009
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If you're willing to drop that much cash on a computer, you should also be willing to buy Applecare. It's going to be very difficult for users to fix the retina MBP if something goes wrong, but Applecare will make sure that Apple is there to take care of it for you for 3 years. The peace of mind is worth the price on pretty much any notebook, but especially on one that you won't be able to repair on your own.
 
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Adamantoise

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Aug 1, 2011
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Actually, you buy AppleCare because money doesn't grow on trees! It's a lot cheaper than replacing a logic board out of pocket.
Oh I'm well aware, it's just the cavalier way he said it.

In my opinion though, a $2,000+ computer should come with a warranty longer than 1 year.

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http://www.apple.com/support/products/

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You do understand that the hardware support through Applecare is a major selling point of Macs for many of us, right? You do understand that Applecare is a negligible fraction of the overall cost of a Mac, right?
Negligible?

It costs $250 bucks on Apple's site.

Unless they've changed the definition of negligible in the past 24 hours, I'm going to say you're using the word wrong.
 
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Suno

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Dec 12, 2011
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Lol, it's like money grows on trees for some of you people.
I get that impression everywhere around here. I can't browse more then 3 threads before someone comments about something money related that screams "I'm rich!"

OP: I heard the RMBP's have RAM soldered into the board, as well as difficult battery gluing, along with custom apple bolts. All in all, not very custom-friendly or self-fix friendly. Personally I think Apple screwed up quite a bit here.
 
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Zeov

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The macbook air isn't that much different in from the retina pro in terms of stuff breaking or if you want to upgrade something.. it's not possible (dno if flash is still upgradable on the air though.)
 
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mohsy90

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Feb 4, 2011
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Lol, it's like money grows on trees for some of you people.
Ignorant post! Everyone knows that AppleCare is by far the best laptop warranty you can buy. No other brand even matches Apple based on service support and customer service.

If you can afford a $2200 laptop another $250 (buy it on ebay and save $100) shouldn't be a major problem to insure your product for 3 years!!
 
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hcho3

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I am still undecided...

I really need to see how laggy it is with UI. HD 4000 isn't up to task for 2800 X1800 resolution.

Most of 3rd party apps are not ready for 2800 X1800 resolutions. By around next year, it will be ready for next hardware upgrade. Waiting... waiting.
 
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sweetbrat

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Ignorant post! Everyone knows that AppleCare is by far the best laptop warranty you can buy. No other brand even matches Apple based on service support and customer service.

If you can afford a $2200 laptop another $250 (buy it on ebay and save $100) shouldn't be a major problem to insure your product for 3 years!!
Buying it on eBay isn't the best solution...lots of people have gotten ripped off that way. But you can still get discounted prices on it through several well-known resellers.
 
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jcpb

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Jun 5, 2012
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I am still undecided...

I really need to see how laggy it is with UI. HD 4000 isn't up to task for 2800 X1800 resolution.

Most of 3rd party apps are not ready for 2800 X1800 resolutions. By around next year, it will be ready for next hardware upgrade. Waiting... waiting.
Laggy because the system is rendering at 3840 x 2400 max before scaling down?

If you're really this undecided, buy yourself the non-Retina MBPs and let the trailblazers sort out the mess. There is no point worrying about something that may or may not exist.
 
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