Should Retina have been Optional?

KittyKatta

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Original poster
Feb 24, 2011
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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"?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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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"?
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.
 

Astroboy907

macrumors 65816
May 6, 2012
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Spaceball One
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"?
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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