Should Retina have been Optional?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KittyKatta, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2011
    I'm not sure if I'm alone on this, but a thinner 15" MBP is something I "need" but Retina is more of a "want". So I really feel the new design shouldve been the ONLY 15" available and the Retina should have been an optional upgrade.

    So what do you think? Would you be willing to save a few hundred bucks for an ordinary MBP 15"?
  2. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Apple knows this.

    That's why it's not optional.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's not just the retina display that's different. It's a whole newly redesigned notebook, with the retina display built into the unibody, eliminating the need for extra glass, and flash-only memory and built-in RAM, which further contributes to the thinner design. You can't get the thinner body without those features.
  4. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    Not possible as an option. They had to re-engineer the entire casing. Maybe they couldve offered it as an option later on, but its apple. I wish it was an option too, but I think i can save a few $$$ (like, $1000) and just go with a high res on the cheaper 15"

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