Retina or not?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nelly22, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning to buy new laptop.

    My only remaining question before i can decide what to buy is, how much 13” Retina MacBook Pro will cost?
     
  2. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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  3. Laco macrumors 6502

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    no one knows how much they will cost however it is very likely that they will cost at least a few hundred dollars more than the 13 inch Macbook Pros.
     
  4. Boiler macrumors regular

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  5. polinux macrumors newbie

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    hmm.... i have 17" MBP and would never replace it with retina in any form. At least for now. I'm waiting until they realise that killing 17" was a very big mistake. ;)
     
  6. Slivortal macrumors 6502

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    Really lowballing it, aren't you?

    I honestly don't see them coming in at less than $1700, but my guess is as good as anyone else's (except maybe this guy's). Components to 15" are pretty similar, so I wouldn't expect a price drop of over say $500 (thus my estimate).
     
  7. TickleMeElmo macrumors regular

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    $1700 would be my guess, the price of a 13" MBA with upgraded CPU and RAM.
     
  8. Rocky244 macrumors regular

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    Wasn't the old base MBP around $ 1799? And the base retina is $2199, so they upped it approx. 22 % of the original cost. Base mbp 13 inch is what $ 1199? Factor in that certain parts can't be scaled that way, and you end up with around $ 1600. I'd guess around there.

    Edit: Although you'd have to compare to prices of the other lines at the time, because they would'nt undercut the MBA which may be more expensive.
     
  9. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    You might be waiting a while. Generally a company doesn't discontinue a product unless it's not making money. *Maybe* they'll come out with a Retina 17 at some point in the future just so they can say that they have a laptop with 4K
     
  10. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with Terra as well. The way this new Retina is selling, I don't see any reason Apple want to throw more into the mix. Until this slows down, I don't think we will see the 13s coming out. The 13s will kill the 15s' sale, IMO. Many of my friend including myself do not need a 15. A 13 with the same hardware spec as the rmbp would be perfect.
     
  11. Boiler macrumors regular

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    Yeah cheaper 13 hurts 15 sales
    17 is dead
    15.1 at 5.1 mp is already > 4k, right?

    Oh and my 1400 price guess is way too low
    Others at 1600-1700 seem closer
     
  12. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    4k means 4000-pixel horizontal resolution. TV manufacturers are interpreting this as 3840x2160, since that's exactly 4x 1080p.

    15" retina is 2880x1800
     
  13. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    agreed. if a 13" was available alongside the 15", i would have picked the 13" for sure. if a 13" version comes out later, i may just sell my 15" off to get it.
     
  14. Boiler macrumors regular

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    That name convention makes perfect sense
    4k columns
    4x HD
    I'd been told that and forgot. Should have googled before soundin dumb. Thanks Terra
     

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