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    Shikarnov's Avatar
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    Feb 26, 2008
    Anybody know about retina Macbook Pro sales?
    Hi All,

    A while back, I read a story noting that, if the new retina-display MacBook Pros with everything soldered to the board actually sold well -- eg, if it was proven that the market just didn't care about flexibility/upgradeability -- that future Macs would soon follow this paradigm...

    So I'm just wondering if anybody has any information about how well, or not, the new systems are selling so far. Any predictions?



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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    According to my local Apple store they can't keep them in stock. Evidently, it's very popular and in demand. Local Best Buy is likewise out.

    Also, the SSD flash drive will soon be upgradeable as soon as folks like OWC come up with a replacement. It's the memory which is not upgradeable and the new battery that has been glued down and requires special handling to remove and replace.

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    Jul 23, 2012
    It's going to really suck if it ends up going that way - and just the opposite of what got Apple on the map in the first place.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    I went ahead and moved your thread, since we do actually have a forum with Apple Notebooks as the topic.

    With that said, I was kind of hoping after the initial rush, that sales would fall flat.

    I took a look at one at a local Apple Store the other day and was thoroughly unimpressed. Yes, it's slightly thinner than the standard MacBook Pro - yes, it has a lovely display. The heft is about the same and something about it made it feel more "toy like" than a normal MacBook Pro. Maybe that's just my bias, having thoroughly studied the deficiencies of it upon release - but it's the impression I was left with nonetheless.

    I was very hopeful that the rumored redesign was going to be a 15" MacBook Air. Perhaps once the Retina display is rolled out to other models, and if the market ultimately rejects this soldered together monstrosity once the hype wears off, Apple may shuffle the line around a bit - kinda like what they did with the original Aluminum MacBook.

    If not, then this will be my last Apple Notebook in 2014 when it's time for my next upgrade.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Oct 07, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11 MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini
    No different that the MB Airs in terms of upgradability and those are tremendously popular.

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    Aug 07, 2012
    I had a problem buying my new MBP. All the Chicagoland BB stores (including my Apple store in Orland Park, Il) did not have one 512gb in stock. I suppose it's a financing issue, since they cost about as much as a small Volkswagen.

    I bought mine at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Il. They had 35 in stock.

    I really hate to gush, but, I love my new Mac Book Pro (Retina) :sighs:

    I bought it for the following reasons:
    solid state drive
    fast four quad processor
    (verified) Samsung screen
    Mountain Lion OS (included)

    IMHO it is a very nice laptop, probably one of the best I've ever had.

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