Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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Ugh
by BeamishBoy on Mon 11th Jun 2012 23:21 UTC
BeamishBoy
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2010-10-27

The new Macbook Pro with Retina display looks lovely. Unfortunately, at £1800 for the base model it's way too expensive for me.

And I'm in the lucky position of actually being able to afford it.

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RE: Ugh
by Carewolf on Thu 14th Jun 2012 06:11 in reply to "Ugh"
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2005-09-08

Plus since this laptop is NOT upgradable the base model is not the real base price to look at. You need to figure in all upgrades you will ever need and add that to the base price. So the base price is useless.

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RE[2]: Ugh
by BeamishBoy on Thu 14th Jun 2012 07:29 in reply to "RE: Ugh"
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

Plus since this laptop is NOT upgradable the base model is not the real base price to look at. You need to figure in all upgrades you will ever need and add that to the base price. So the base price is useless.


Well, I was quoting the base price simply as an example of something I'm completely unwilling to pay for in a laptop. But yes, the point you're making about the Macbook Pros not being upgradeable is a good one.

That said, I tend to use Thinkpads that cost about a little over a grand. They do everything that the Macbook Pros do (and more) and have the added bonus of replaceable batteries. Even forgetting the cost, the fact that I can't swap out the battery on a long flight means that I can't consider Macbooks at all.

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