Picked up a Retina 15

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tony Danger, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Tony Danger macrumors member

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    I just got delivery of my new Macbook Pro this morning:

    2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    16GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics


    Holy crap she's a beauty! I'm upgrading from a 2009 13.3unibody pro. The new machine feels impossibly thin considering specs. The speakers are amazing, and that screen.

    I've had a couple of people say you must be mad spending £1400 on a laptop, but the quality of it is amazing. These £600 windows laptops have nothing on it.
     
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  3. Tony Danger thread starter macrumors member

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    I just can't get over how great it really is. It's stunning. Just getting all my software into it now :)
     
  4. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    The current retina MBPs are amazing pieces of hardware, and now that they have worked out most of the kinks, one of the better laptops Apple has put out in a while.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, cheap windows laptops cannot hold a candle to the MBP, they are a great machine.

    Congrats
     
  6. blooperz macrumors 6502

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    £600 windows machines may not, but £1400 windows machines certainly do. You get what you pay for ;).
     
  7. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    I disagree. A £1400 windows laptop may have better performance than a mbpr but certainly not same/better quality.
    I am no mac fanboy and have a shop that sells high end laptops, I have never found a windows laptop that comes close to the quality.

    I use a mbpr13 for my work and have a clevo p650 for gaming. The clevo is a decent machine with amazing power but so many little features drop it short of becoming my work machine.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I have to agree with blooperz, there are other good non-mac laptops. You do pay for what you get, and you cannot compare a 600 dollar laptop with a $2,000 laptop.
     
  9. luvmymbpr macrumors regular

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    Congrats! The MBPr is so beautiful and so far ahead of the competition. I bought my first ever macbook pro retina in early 2014 (late 2013 model). I can't even imagine how they will look in 2-3 years when I buy my next one. I hope they continue to produce amazing machines like this.
     
  10. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    Not trying to start an argument, but please point me in the direction of one of these windows laptops that are as good as a mbpr?
    I have searched for years. Every laptop that I think will be as good as a macbook pro (ignore performance as windows can clearly win here) is let down by some big flaw.
    I have tried:
    Dell XPS range
    Aorus x3 plus
    All alienware (I sell them)
    clevo P650
    MSI GS60 and 70

    if you want me to go into detail I can list the faults with each model that stop them being used as a daily machine for me.
    I am still using a mbpr13 2013 at the moment as my daily machine, I would love more power but I am not buying a 15" until it gets updated with something better than a 750m. I currently use a clevo p650 with 970m for gaming. Performance is amazing on the clevo but I would not use it as my daily work machine.
     
  11. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I'll tell you what flaw is found in every PC - the ability to run OS X easily.

    You can always buy a Sonnet IIID enclosure and hook up a GTX 780 Ti to a Mac via Thunderbolt 2 and get about 85-90% of the card's full performance.

    http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-...0gbps-tb2-sonnet-echo-express-iii-d-win8.html
     
  12. krzkrzkrz macrumors member

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    Am curious. Whats wrong with the Dell XPS 15 inch? I've been looking at this laptop lately. Not to run windows on it. But Linux, since I spend most of my time in a terminal/console.
     
  13. TRC-WA macrumors regular

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    Grats OP... got mine yesterday... upgraded from a 2013 MBAir.

    A sexy piece of hardware.
     
  14. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    The Dell xps 15 is one of the better windows laptops but still suffers with some issues:
    coil whine - check out the notebookreview forum, there are many users suffering with this problem and Dell will not provide a resolution or even fix newer models.
    Wifi issues, although not as bad as the previous xps 15, there are still many wifi issues
     

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