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  • whereRI

    Hi

    so many mixed reviews out there, wondering if anyone has one here? Need a new laptop, would get the older one but my concern is the RAM cant go up more than 8. The retina goes to 16. But rumors of poor graphics card performance on retina because they maxed it out for display worry me. I do motion stuff, but need to be mobile - my trusty 2009 MBP has served me very well but is starting to feel a little tired. What kinda worries me too is that for the same spec, the MBP retina is cheaper, even with 16 gb instead of 8...

    Jul 13, 12, 2:24 a.m. – Permalink
  • whereRI

    Oh the battery glued thing is also a big concern

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 2:28 a.m. – Permalink
  • whereRI

    *echo*

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 3:14 a.m. – Permalink
  • GeorgesII

    fuck I wrote a lengthy reply,
    it seems it didn't broadcast...

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 3:15 a.m. – Permalink
  • whereRI

    do you have one georges?

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 3:32 a.m. – Permalink
  • GeorgesII

    try to summarize,
    No I don't have one,
    but after thinking about the pros and cons,
    which must be similar to all those pointed before (battery life, soldiered ram/disk, weight, price).
    it comes down to stability of the OS and price tag,

    if I had the money I would probably buy one because my trustee vaio is dying

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 3:43 a.m. – Permalink
  • ernexbcn

    It's been quite some time since they started releasing laptops with embedded batteries, just like the iPhones. I see no problem with that, batteries are better now than 5 years ago. And if you need to change it just bring the computer to an Apple Store or authorized reseller and they can swap it.

    Pretty sure you can also do it yourself but I haven't looked.

    • ah i read theyre glued to mother boardwhereRI1/2
      you can still change the battery yourself, it's like peeling a sticker and putting a new one on - not a big dealspot132/2
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 3:53 a.m. – Permalink
  • whereRI

    AAAARRRRGGGG what to do?!
    first world problem.

    think ill go see how shit other apps look on the retina in store and decide from there maybe. they RAM thing pisses me off tho

    • yup, if you get it get the most RAM you can affordernexbcn1/3
      yeah id get 16 on retina but other one has 8 limitwhereRI2/3
      you can max the ram out 16gb on the non retina ones toomirrorball3/3
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 4:33 a.m. – Permalink
  • bored2death

    Rule of thumb is NEVER buy the first generation of an Apple product.

    • this what concerns mewhereRI1/4
      this is like the umpteenth generation laptop they've made,monospaced2/4
      Never buy the 1st gen of anything. And this one has a bunch of new stuff, so it isn't just an iteration.i_monk3/4
      it's really not much different, dudemonospaced4/4
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 5:59 a.m. – Permalink
  • inteliboy

    Editing videos/photo on a retina display is a thing of dreams I tell you, dreams.

    • yes as you said it, dreams.i_was
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 6:04 a.m. – Permalink
  • spot13

    I just got one last week...cause I inadvertently gave my 09 a bath. It's good, the solid state disk speed things up and it seems to stay much cooler during intensive processes. I was a little surprised that I had to buy an external DVD and Ethernet adapter, really Apple could have tossed in an Ethernet adapter. The Retina display is only weird when switching between optimized and non-optimized sites / apps as it makes you adjust your eyes a bit but overall it's a big improvement.

    • so things like adobe suite and fcp etc operate/look ok?whereRI1/7
      for sure, I have CS4 Master Collection currently and it looks and works same as before. I don't have FCP but the iMovie update for Retina is fantasticspot132/7
      ...update for Retina is fantasticspot133/7
      thanks good to knowwhereRI4/7
      I hear InDesign crashes Retina MBPs. They (Adobe or Apple) don't have a solution as of yet.monospaced5/7
      that could be, I don't use it very often but I can open files that our print designers send me and it's been much much more stable than my 2009 MBPspot136/7
      stable than my 2009 MBP running os x 10.6spot137/7
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 6:46 a.m. – Permalink
  • ernexbcn

    @whereRI the batteries don't seem to be glued. I think you read something about the LCD panel components, those are now being glued which makes it harder to recycle.

    Here you can see batteries on the lower area, the mother board is tiny and it's separated.

    http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/wwdc-new-macbook-6-internals.jpg

    • nah i def read about batteries, maybe it was a rumorwhereRI1/5
      It's true. the battery is glued in place.nikdaum2/5
      it's not permanent glue, it's more about heat dissipation than making your life suckspot133/5
      they say in the stores, it's GLUED.akrok4/5
      GLUE is not welded metal. it can be removed.lambsy5/5
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 7:34 a.m. – Permalink
  • gimmejimmy

    Check everymac.com. Some models support 16GB of memory even though Apple claims they support 8GB.

    • thankswhereRI1/2
      he's referring to MBA or Retina MBP those have the memory solded on the board, can't upgradeernexbcn2/2
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 7:45 a.m. – Permalink
  • whereRI

    interesting

    *Apple officially supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, but third-parties have determined that this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules.

    • this is for the model just before retina dispwhereRI
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 7:49 a.m. – Permalink
  • ernexbcn

    @whereRI yup, my mid 2007 iMac according to Apple maxes at 4GB (2x2GB) but you can put a 2GB module and a 4GB module and it recognizes them to have 6GB.

    In the case of my iMac due to the chipset it has if you do that disables the dual channel of them but the RAM works.

    • Generally don't want to have uneven ram sticks in there, I don't think.nikdaum
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 8:05 a.m. – Permalink
  • WrappedInBooks

    The iFix it teardown is illuminating.
    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/M…

    • it must feel great to get a laptop and just fuck it up.mg33
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 9:52 a.m. – Permalink
  • ernexbcn

    Yep, they are glued

    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/M…

    • at least they're not welded. glue is still removable with a little elbow greaselambsy1/2
      If this was a new Dell doing this, people would laughing and calling it ridiculous.ETM2/2
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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 10:39 a.m. – Permalink
  • raf

    So are people buying the new Pros?

    Did anyone buy a MBP since the new ones are out? Did you choose Retina or the regular screen?

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 1:19 p.m. – Permalink
  • nocomply

    I thought long and hard about the retina display, but decided not to go for it.

    The issue was mostly the price, as getting a retina display with the specs I wanted was going to cost almost a grand more than getting a non-retina factory refurb model with similar power. So in the end I opted for the factory refurb and some cash in my pocket (cash that I didn't really have to begin with anyway).

    But then my refurb MBP arrived and the metal casing was slightly warped and the thing wouldn't sit flat on my desk. So I returned it and now I'm back to the drawing board. Apple was really good about the return process though.

    This was my first ever Mac, and I'm not positive if I'm going to order another MBP or one of the sexy new Vizio laptops: http://www.vizio.com/notebook/ov….

    The one week I spent with my MBP before I returned it was a very frustrating one coming from the PC world, but I guess that's to be expected if I'm breaking habits that are almost 20 years old.

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 2:19 p.m. – Permalink
  • oscar7aylor

    i bought one 2 weeks ago. Im lovin´it.
    I tried to use 3 external displays with it and it worked, i used 2 of the mini display ports and the HDMI port.

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 2:30 p.m. – Permalink
  • uan

    I want one. look at this:

    http://cdn.arstechnica.net//wp-content/uploads/2012/06/rMBP_icons_comparison.jpg

    really expensive, but this thing is the best computer ever atm.
    good complete review:
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/201…

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    Dog-earJul 13, 12, 4:29 p.m. – Permalink

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