Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,790
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,863 times in 636 posts

    News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB SSD also gets £50 sliced from the price.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    137
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    • Obscurity's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570K @ 4.6Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 360Gb across 2 SSD's. 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 7850 2GBDDR5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CX500
      • Case:
      • Corsair 200R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS. Iiyama XB2380HS
      • Internet:
      • 60Mb/s

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    Oh how wonderous. I will now save 50 pounds on the 700 quid I am paying for nothing other than "cos it's apple".
    Current specs:
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k Overclocked @ 4.6Ghz GPU: MSI Twin Frozr 7850 @ 1000Mhz Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 RAM: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA Z77X-D3H

  3. #3
    Ninja Noxvayl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In the shadows
    Posts
    2,451
    Thanks
    748
    Thanked
    215 times in 173 posts
    • Noxvayl's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GigabyteZ87X-UD4H-CF
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 4770K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair Vengaence LPX + 8GB Kingston HyperX Beast
      • Storage:
      • 120GB Snadisk + 256GB Crucial SSDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire R9 380
      • PSU:
      • ENermax Platimax 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define S
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • ATMT + Dell 1024x1280
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    The base model at £1,799 now features a 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 chip (up from 2.4GHz)...
    Didn't realise there was a difference between 2.4GHz and 2.4GHz...

    ----------------------------------------------

    No I won't be buying an Apple laptop.

  4. #4
    Boooooom Barakka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    ...fixing it in post
    Posts
    1,360
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked
    127 times in 104 posts

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    That's pretty good, the 13" now comes in £500 (25%) cheaper than the Sony VAIO equivalent.

    It doesn't have the Blu-Ray writer the Sony has, but the Sony has a 1600x900 display Vs the 2560x1600 Retina
    Quote Originally Posted by The Mock Turtle
    “Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with, and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."
    System:Atari 2600 CPU:8-bit 6507 (1.19MHz) RAM:128 bytes Colours: 16 (4 on screen) Resolution: 192x160

  5. #5
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    11,192
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    1,091 times in 833 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450M Mortar
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2700X (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot Viper 2 @ 3466MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    At least the Sony will have basic connectivity such as Ethernet though

    It is a shame that there isn't more high res laptops coming out from other companies for a better direct comparison.

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    This is just the beginning of the price cuts. The macbook range has been behind the competition in terms of screen resolution for years, until now of course. Apple's fixation with simply doubling resolutions means the only way they'll catch up is to push all their macbooks to "retina", not that it's a secret or anything. They know this needs to be done fairly quickly and there's no way they could get away with pushing all the MBP prices up so by next year I'd bet that even the entry models will be retina for the same price. As much as Apple likes to charge extortionate prices, their design choices and the need to keep up with the competition should result in more reasonable prices in the future.

    I like to think that Cook has his head screwed on a bit better but maybe they'll always continue as the Jobs cult
    Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    dont know about these macbooks - utilsing only HD400 graphics on a very high resolution display. what is apple thinking

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    my bad macbooks do have gpus just a mid range one though

  9. #9
    Super Nerd
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    105 times in 72 posts

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    Quote Originally Posted by Barakka View Post
    That's pretty good, the 13" now comes in £500 (25%) cheaper than the Sony VAIO equivalent.

    It doesn't have the Blu-Ray writer the Sony has, but the Sony has a 1600x900 display Vs the 2560x1600 Retina
    Well that's comparing Caviar and Moet, 2 over expensive things known to be poor value for money!

  10. #10
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,341
    Thanks
    604
    Thanked
    1,586 times in 1,262 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    Last time I checked, the Vaio was the only 13" laptop that came with a 1920*1080 panel option, so it's not that strange a comparison.

  11. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    This is still a complete rip off though isn't it. I mean really, £1000 and all you are doing is paying for screen real estate. I would go to say that the majority of people buying these, and I have no problem with those Apple users that do use them for photography and editing purposes, would not know the difference between these and a high end ultrabook. The only difference being that this has a lovely piece of fruit on the front and is running MAC OSX which is a quadrillion times faster than Windows (i don't believe this, what fanboys will tell you).

    At the end of the day I can run applications as fast on my Toshiba Satelite R710 with an SSD. People need to see past the brushed aluminum and fashion appeal and start to see how much they are paying. Short sightedness costs a fortune, no wonder they are the only company making huge profits from hardware. The majority have no idea what they are buying.

  12. #12
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    So, if you compare a price of a pimped-up 'old' macbook 15" with the retina version the newer one actually comes cheaper! That's kind of stupid...

  13. #13
    AlexKitch
    Guest

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    Quote Originally Posted by Obscurity View Post
    Oh how wonderous. I will now save 50 pounds on the 700 quid I am paying for nothing other than "cos it's apple".
    To be fair to Apple, the screen on these MacBooks is little short of stunning. I wish more 'laptop' manufacturers would realise the importance of a quality screen - some of us *are* prepared to cough up the extra for it, regardless of whose logo is on it.

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    195
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked
    15 times in 14 posts
    • Teamsreth's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55-GD65
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750 + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 4GB G-SKILL 1600mhz CAS7
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Twin Frozr 560 ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX450
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 690
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Obscurity View Post
    Oh how wonderous. I will now save 50 pounds on the 700 quid I am paying for nothing other than "cos it's apple".
    To be fair to Apple, the screen on these MacBooks is little short of stunning. I wish more 'laptop' manufacturers would realise the importance of a quality screen - some of us *are* prepared to cough up the extra for it, regardless of whose logo is on it.
    In total agreement with AlexKitch, I have had my Nexus 10 for about 2 months, and I am still amazed at the screen. My Laptop, 1920*1080, is such a disappointment compared to it.

    I would love a laptop with a great screen.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    166
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: News - Retina equipped Apple MacBook Pros get faster, cheaper

    God Bless Apple

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •