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    Mar 24, 2008
    17" MacBook Crew - Reprezent!
    Typing this on my 2011 17" 2.4Ghz i7 MacBook Pro. 1920x1200, glossy, it was the base model but it's since got 16GB RAM and a 750GB hybrid drive. I got a skin for the keyboard, which I think I need to replace since this one was cheap and it's way too thick. It's connected to an old-but-still-functional 30" Apple Cinema Display, not problem-free but works well enough for my minimal needs (it was cheap). Instead of a fancy tilted stand, I went lifehack and use an old three-ring binder with a taped piece of cardboard on the end so it doesn't slide.

    Oddly, next to me I have a 15" Retina. My work provided it for me. The screen is definitely awesome and it's a little faster generally than the 17", particularly the storage. But I dunno.. I still prefer to use this. I think even though the screen is lower resolution and obviously more pixellated, the sheer size of the panel is more functional for me. I admit this thing rarely leaves the house, this thread came to me as I was pondering taking it to work tomorrow.

    Anyone else being stubborn and hanging on to their 17" model?

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    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    If I was sitting at a desk, the bigger the better up to a point. For me that was two 27"ers. 32" was too big for gaming without moving further away from the monitor which sort of made it pointless.

    But alas, do almost all my personal time home computing from my recliner.
    After getting use to a 13" MBA and then using my wife's 13" MBP, the MBA is the ticket for sitting on my lap.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Derek McNelly's Avatar
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    Feb 04, 2008
    Detroit, Michigan
    MacBook Pro 15" - 2.3 GHz Quad i7- 12GB RAM - 500GB SSD - 1TB HDD - macOS Sierra
    If Apple was still producing the 17" when I upgraded, I would've bought one.
    MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Quad i7 - 12GB RAM - 500GB SSD - 1TB HDD - macOS Sierra
    MacBook Air 1.3 GHz Core i5 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD - macOS Sierra

    MoTM February 2009

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    Deckyon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2011
    Louisville, KY - USA
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    One of the main reasons I have not upgraded yet. I would love a 17" Retina. However, this workhorse of mine is still running as good as when I bought it.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I'd like to see the iMac line go to a retina screen but knowing what Apple would then do to the upgradeability of them..... Although the 21.5" machines are already non upgradeable anyway!

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