Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 22:23 UTC
Apple Marco Arment: "After two years, the Mac Pro was 'updated' today, sort of: now we can choose slightly faster two-year-old CPUs at the top end, and the other two-year-old CPU options are cheaper now. That's about it. No Xeon E5 CPUs, no USB 3, no Thunderbolt. They're even shipping the same two-year-old graphics cards. Same motherboard, slightly different CPU options from 2010. That's it. The message is clear: Apple doesn't give a shit about the Mac Pro." Paint, red, scout, girl.
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RE[5]: But why?
by plague on Tue 12th Jun 2012 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: But why? "
plague
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The problem with that statement is most people compare a Macbook to the cheapest possible PC notebook. (why?)
Ofcourse the cheapest possible PC notebook won't be nearly as fast or nearly as reliable or nearly as sturdy. It's like a third of the price, so you get a third of the value, or even less since it's the cheapest possible, meaning the crappiest possible. Compare a PC notebook with the same price as a Macbook, and things get more interesting. In that segment you can choose from either hardware with way more power than the Mac, or a sturdy, reliable chassis, or a nice design, or in many cases a pretty nice mix of everything. Many people praise the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display. But the damn thing cost a shit-tonne of money, so _ofcourse_ it's going to have a nice display. Anything less would be insane. There are PC notebooks with insanely high resolution displays aswell, but they also cost alot of money.

Edited 2012-06-12 17:01 UTC

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