The Verge reviews the 15" Retina MBP

mizzoucat

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"If you have the money to spend, this is the best laptop you can buy right now." $2200 is an insane amount to pay for a notebook this day and age. To put it into perspective, I can buy everything in my signature and still have $750 left over versus buying the base model MacBook Pro with Retina!
 
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astrorider

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"If you have the money to spend, this is the best laptop you can buy right now." $2200 is an insane amount to pay for a notebook this day and age. To put it into perspective, I can buy everything in my signature and still have $750 left over versus buying the base model MacBook Pro with Retina!
Your point?...your stuff is less than a regular 15" MBP too. The Pro computers has also cost more than their consumer electronics/computers, presumably for the performance as well as the brand.

Anyone else find the passive aggressive tone in the review annoying? Here's a couple: "Regardless of your feelings towards Apple generally" as well as "The MacBook Pro with Retina display is already a decent value in its first generation — for an Apple computer, anyhow"
 
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therealseebs

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Eh, it's a fair cop. Apple's laptops have been expensive for their component price for a long time, largely because of all the extra work making them thin. Contrast with the Mini, which is a really nice deal for what you get.
 
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astrorider

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Eh, it's a fair cop. Apple's laptops have been expensive for their component price for a long time, largely because of all the extra work making them thin. Contrast with the Mini, which is a really nice deal for what you get.
Yeah, I should have clarified a bit. From everything I've seen, excluding special sales/coupons, Apple's laptops are priced competitively when compared with other laptops with similar specs.
 
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