SOLD vs NOT SOLD ! No GLOWING Apple !

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vpro, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. vpro, Oct 27, 2016
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    vpro

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    Just sold my 2 pristine condition with original box and shipping boxes of the MAXED OUT late 2013 and late 2015 15" MacBook Pros yesterday, each sold for 2200USD and 2500USD on Amazon. Thank you guys !

    Now to put that money back into the bank because I am not buying the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro.

    I'm SOLD on these key points from today's keynote:

    1. NO GLOWING APPLE LOGO (BIG YES I was praying for this)
    2. Touch Bar for PhotoShop and music production DAWs etc
    3. Butterfly keyboard ver.2.0 (HECK YES I prayed good and long for this too)
    4. Space Grey (HECK YES I sure prayed good and hard for this oh yeah)
    5. Thinner bezels (WOOT WOOT)
    6. 15" of beautiful (kissable)

    Unfortunately - those are NOT enough points to BUY (BWAH WAH)

    I'm NOT SOLD on NO dongles in the box (boo), the resurrection of the "MacBook Pro" moniker (disaster), making us pay extra for 4GB vRAM (are you kidding us?!).

    Saving my money from SOLD late 2013 and late 2015 maxed out 15" MacBook Pros for some vegan / gluten free chocolate bars instead. Or wait for their mid 2017 or late 2017 refreshed gens we'll see.

    Leave your SOLD and NOT SOLD comments !
     
  2. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    What's so bad about the MacBook Pro moniker? Were you hoping they'd call it PowerBook G5?
     
  3. vpro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That comment made absolutely no sense what so ever :). Total disregard of the context in which I was presenting. Wow.

    You obviously don't care for my reasonings, I understand. I'm just drawing a point.

    The fact that the (branding) appears there (again) at the bottom of the screen is a move back in time. It hasn't been there since 2012, it was classy to have the branding under the computer.

    But I guess it makes the plastic part look less cheap with the return of the moniker, I think that was their reasoning behind bringing it back.
     
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  5. fyun89 macrumors 6502

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    You were seriously able to sell maxed 2013 rMBP 15 inch for 2200 USD?? I was trying to sell my maxed 2012 rMBP and saw the prices for USED rMBP 2013 started from 1000 USD..
     
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    Haha.. That's why I didn't want the 2015 "12 MacBook either. No glowing Apple logo.

    But mainly -

    USB-C only

    I just bought a new external hard drive days before buying my first Mac. Hate using dongles. Apple also eliminated SD slot and uses that butterfly keyboard where I prefer the longer travel.! It also seems like Sierra is more power hungry than El Capitan. But the final nail is Apple wanting so much for it. And yes, I love MagSafe. So cool. Eliminate ports but raise the prices.

    This is what I learned. Don't be a fanatic to any of these brands. Samsung messed up with the Note7. Apple eliminated the headphone jack on iPhone 7 and many more on Macs. LG had their bootloop issues and took so long to release the V20 with its anemic battery. You can love their products but never, ever trust them to deliver 100% of the time. This is one of those years where each of them made us not totally fall in love with their upgrade announcements because of some glaring flaw.

    Like the election. Can I really trust Hillary or Donald? Oh, hell no. Never trust a brand that much either with all their divisive decisions and useless gimmicks. The only thing they care about is our money to fatten their pockets. Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, LG, Sony, and so forth and even some religions are all part of that same game plan.
     
  7. fyun89 macrumors 6502

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    A lot of us are stuck with Macbooks due to the OSX :/... I dont want to use hackintosh and I think people (and you too) do appreciate the good resale value of these machines.
     
  8. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    I've never been a fan since the "Pro" aspect is usually half-assed. I'd expect quad-core in the 13" and 32 GB RAM as options across the board if this was really a "Pro" machine.

    But I'm happy to see the name written under the display again (as the OP was referring to). My '15 work rMBP looks like they just forgot to print it there
     
  9. vpro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hahahah "forgot to print it there", love it.

    Well from a design standpoint and following their motto of simplicity and "zen" approach, it was supposed to translate to being "clean, sleek, elegant, subtle", the power is all inside the package, what defined the retina MacBook Pro was it's form and the display. It was overkill to keep the moniker there (then).

    But now it sort of makes sense because they have the MacBook. So a supposedly "pro" machine without a moniker would be confusing.. Appeal to the masses and their simple minds. Shiny letters of branding oooooh shiny, hense they made an extremely shiny iPhone 7.

    I wish the MacBook Pro had all metal hinge even on the inner part, but I think the plastic covering under the screen is where the wifi antennas are housed under???
     
  10. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, and they want 50 clams for the TB dongle.
     
  11. vpro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I was seriously able to. This was because people want to buy a really, really prestine, a babied, well cared for, gently used MacBook Pro, (battery cycles less than 20), using a shell and keyboard protector, dust free environment, no smokers no pets, super attractive to buyers; but on top of that, when it comes with original product box (with filling) and shipping box, then that's another level of value for the buyer, who ever they are, a reseller or a consumer. I mean there are empty product boxes selling not for up to 70USD. Being that they were late models and maxed out really became investments, having apple Care certainly help keep my asking price firm for sure.
     
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    Needs to be $2099 starting price, but other than that, it's a solid upgrade.
     

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