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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RE[4]: Pricing
by jello on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pricing"
jello
Member since:
2006-08-08

After using Windows Laptops for all these years and the last one from Samsung (QX410 for $850) lasted just 1.5 years before the keyboard (which cannot be easily replaced) and SD-Card reader died I decided it was time to try something different and paid $1049 for a MacBook Pro.
If it lasts 1.5 years without troubles it's at least as good as a Samsung ;)

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RE[5]: Pricing
by ameasures on Tue 12th Jun 2012 22:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Pricing"
ameasures Member since:
2006-01-09

If it lasts 1.5 years without troubles it's at least as good as a Samsung ;)


My current 17inch MBP is 3 years old and before that the 15inch Powerbook lasted over 5 years (and is still running elsewhere).

Each has had RAM upgraded and HDD replacements but so what.

Eighteen months shouldn't be a problem...YMMV!

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RE[6]: Pricing
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 13th Jun 2012 12:06 in reply to "RE[5]: Pricing"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

I'm typing this on a 9 year old Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop. It has only had a RAM upgrade. The battery life is now useless, so I must run off the mains, but other than that, this laptop still works 100%. It's getting on the slow side now though, but no fault of Dell's. My next laptop will probably be another Dell - I can't justify paying the Apple tax for a similar (or under) spec'ed laptop. Though I must admit, my wife's iMac is pretty awesome.

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RE[5]: Pricing
by jello on Wed 13th Jun 2012 01:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Pricing"
jello Member since:
2006-08-08

Best Buy has the 13" MacBook Pro for $999.
Went back and got a price-match (21 days old).

A new Mac laptop for $999 sweet ;)

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