Re: True Mike, but it does have the 372 "I want one so bad but can't afford it" allure to
June 13 2012, 6:25 AM
yeah I think they have been so incredible for so long they suffer from the whole competing against the myth of themselves. And that's always a tough battle. I like the Retina display a lot, but not sure that's enough to make me jump. I think once the new operating system is out, I'll probably be more focused, but I don't know. Keep in mind I'm not a big gamer or doing much editing as my photo lack of skill shows. I'm a t-rex.
I have a 17" with an i5 chip and bunch of older macs, phones, iPad, etc.
I think the I7 chip is great, the high resolution retina display awesome, the other feels and whistles incredible including thunderbolt. The question is do I have a need that is greater than my 17" right now?
Probably will wait a little while to see if there is anything that I really can't live without. Great piece, but not sure there is anything that revolutionary about it to make me run out and throw that kind of money after it. Probably will take a long look after Mountain Lion is out and running, but not t the moment. Keep in mind I'm a hack and don't need 90% of what I have now in my MacBook Pro 17".
Oh I'm not so sure like Flash drive storage and lack of DVD superdrive, but it's where they are headed. It's smaller, lighter and as they always say more robust, but if you're not a gamer, artist or pictorial editor is really enough to make you just jump now? Only the individual can answer that. I'm not underwhelmed by the changes, just not moved a lot.
I think its pretty amazing to be honest, they managed to fit in a lot of technology, with a 15 inch screen but not gimped the performance in anyway in a thin 2KG package. 2KG used to be what the 13inch MBP weighs so now you get for 500 grams less, a quad core cpu with a decent midrange gpu and over 250GB of SSD and 2 TB connectors for less than 2000GBP. Unthinkable 3-5 years ago.