Retina Pro pricing

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  1. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    $2199 for the specs as shown in the keynote. The only config on the base model is 16GB RAM.

    There's no way of getting a large drive without going for the 2799 model which rolls in a 2.6GHz processor and a 512GB SSD. Then you can add 16GB RAM, the 2.7GHz processor and the 768GB SSD on top of that.

    I don't imagine there will be a major performance gain with the 2.6GHz processor over the base 2.3, bit of a shame I can't just add the 512GB SSD on the base model.

    One quirk: they're deleting the MacBook Pro text on the bezel and instead relegating it to the bottom panel.
     
  2. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    Any notion as to whether they have a non-glossy Retina display option?
     
  3. H2K03 macrumors member

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    I'm having a dilemma since I want 512GB SSD but only the base retina 15". Do you think the SSD on the base 15" retina will be user-replaceable? Or is it a proprietary design due to the new design/size?

     
  4. FranzMarc macrumors member

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    Looks neat, what I don't get though is how they did end up with a more expensive price in € than in $. Everyone is used to not getting the exact exchange for $/€, but 2199$ vs. 2280€? How come?

    About user-replaceable HD...I 'think' in the video it very much looked like non-replaceable SSDs, no?
     
  5. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nope, but they did mention that the Retina glossy display is 75% more glare-free than the older MacBooks. I'm guessing this is due to the removal of the glass panel over the screen- it's all one piece now.

    Probably a proprietary connector, if it's not soldered. The MacBook Airs' aftermarket OWC SSDs were extremely expensive- my suggestion is get what you want directly from Apple since any aftermarket option isn't going to be cheap anyways.

    Does the Euro price include tax?
     
  6. FranzMarc macrumors member

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    As far as I know it does. The 2199$ is without then I take it?
     
  7. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    US prices should be excl. tax since the percentage varies between states.

    Luckily I'm in Hong Kong, equivalent of $2175 for the base model and there is no tax applicable :D Guess that explains why so many foreigners come here for electronics!
     
  8. REM314 macrumors 6502

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    I just wish you could put in a 512 Gb SSD into the regular MBP. I don't need this silly "retina" display. I code, surf the web, play video games and read science papers. Why would you need an ultra res screen for that?
     
  9. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately no anti-glare option for Retina.
     
  10. TheMacBookPro, Jun 11, 2012
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    TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The config tool is finally out of 'we'll be back' limbo:

    $200 for 16GB RAM. Surprisingly reasonable for Apple imo.

    $500 for 768GB SSD (over the 512). No thanks. I'll get an external and put all non pertinent info there instead.

    $250 for the 2.7GHz processor. Skip that- there won't be any major performance gains.

    And there's a MagSafe2 to MagSafe adaptor. Bit stingy to charge $10 for that on a $2500 laptop imo... still, buy it if you're going to use it in school and will borrow chargers from friends and such.


    Does anyone know if the MacBook Air SuperDrive will work on the new Pro, or has it changed?
     
  11. kenners macrumors newbie

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    Store is open, there is no option for non glossy screen.
     
  12. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You can put a 512GB SSD on the regular Pro. It'll cost you a lot direct off Apple.com, but an aftermarket drive should fit fine.
     
  13. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

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    any real performance gains from a 2.3 to 2.6/2.7ghz?
     
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  15. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I doubt it. There was never any major performance gains in the older MacBooks when there were changes in clock speed, the type (i5 or i7) and architecture is what matters and they're all IB i7s anyways.

    Still, you have to get the 2.6 if you want something larger than 256GB :(
     
  16. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    I am a graduate student with Full time job.
    I can get a macbook pro for 1999 dollars with retina display. Apple will most likely going to give me another 100 dollars for gift card.

    This is not a bad deal in my opinion...

    I am going to be asking amazon.com to price match this thing.
     
  17. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately I agree. Would be nice to have, but $2200 is a chunk of change to lay down on a laptop that, by all accounts, has soldered RAM and SSDs.

    Conversely, the base late 2011 15" refurb just dropped in the store $1359. Heck of a deal.
     
  18. REM314 macrumors 6502

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    Okay. I hope you can upgrade the HDD after purchasing and not through apple in these new models. The 512 GB upgrade currently sits at $900 in the american store. Its undoubtedly more expensive in Canada.
     
  19. TheMacBookPro, Jun 11, 2012
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    TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've found one downside to ordering in Hong Kong... no free $100 gift card :( Still, the $300 I saved in taxes should cover that :D

    Assuming there are no major internal changes (and it sounds like there isn't), you can get one from a company like Crucial for around half that price.

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=85CCC7E6A5CA7304

    :)
     
  20. REM314 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks bud!
     
  21. Xcelerate macrumors regular

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    You wouldn't appreciate a retina display for coding? That's the main reason I want it for.
     
  22. REM314 macrumors 6502

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    How would the retina display help you code?
     
  23. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    It does have some appeal for that. Although... Basically, if I use it as a double-resolution display, I get the equivalent of a 1440x900 display, which is a pretty low resolution. If I use it as a full-resolution display, I have to mess around a ton with font sizes to get things to be legible. If I try to use it as a 1920x1200, it'll be (very slightly) blurry.

    So I am not sure I can get it to actually do what I *want*.
     
  24. InsertRelevant macrumors newbie

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    Would like to add my two cents..

    The "old Macbook" pro 15" with 4gb ram 256gb SSD costs €2,448.99 http://i.imgur.com/LoYka.png

    But the new MacBook pro slimmer, retina etc.... with 8GB! of ram and 256gb SSD
    costs €2,349.00 http://i.imgur.com/r2R3f.png

    So id say its a more then fair price
     
  25. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Sharper text, so you can make it smaller and see more on screen without scrolling.
     

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