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My last 17" MacBook Pro?

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bcbounders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 27, 2012 7:41 PM

Just like in this thread (https://discussions.apple.com/message/18617731#18617731), I cannot believe that Apple has abandoned the 17" market.  As a web designer and photographer, I absolutely need (and LOVE) the extra room and impact the 17" display makes.  I don't care that a 15" Retina display has the same pixel resolution... they still appear smaller on a 15" screen than they do on a 17" screen.  Sorry guys, but size DOES matter!!!

 

Please Apple... reconsider the current product lineup and bring back the 17" model!  Without it, I fear that I am at the end of my MacBook Pro lifeline... and will have to consider switching back to a Windoze computer so I can get the size I need.

 

- Extremely Disappointed MBP Owner

 

P.S... I'm secretly hoping that the only reason there isn't a 17" model available right now is because they haven't come up with a 17" Retina display... and that, with time, one will be released!!!

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5), Upgraded to 16GB RAM
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:47 PM (in response to bcbounders)

    We are just users, like you, who volunteer our time to help other Mac owners solve problems. Apple employees don't work here.

     

     

    Here's Apple-Feedback.

    DALE

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 8:30 PM (in response to bcbounders)

    No problem!

  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:28 PM (in response to bcbounders)

    bcbounders wrote:

     

    ... I'm secretly hoping that the only reason there isn't a 17" model available right now is because they haven't come up with a 17" Retina display... and that, with time, one will be released!!!

    Well, I used to believe liek you, then I re-played the iPad Mini launch video.  real near the end, they actually state "... We have refreshed our entire line-up of notebooks ...".  This tells me that they are not planning to do any more 17" MacBook Pro's.  I started with a late 2007 17" MBP, and I am currently using a late 2011 17" MBP (both with the 1920x1200 displays).  If I could keep the sme resolution on a smaller screen, and still be able to see everything, I might consider it, but with age, my eyesight isn't getting better, so going to a smaller screen isn't likely in the near future...

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,550 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 5:32 AM (in response to bcbounders)

    "I FEEL YOUR PAIN" to quote a recent President of the USA.  I waited in the vain with the hope that Apple would add a 17" MBP to their current line.  With patience exhausted I ordered as late 2011 refurbished unit and have had it for a couple of weeks. 

     

    The only practical advantage that the new MBPs have are the USB 3 ports.  This to a degree is mitigated by utilizing an eSata expresscard.

     

    What I found interesting are the OWC bench tests indicate superior performance of the late 2011 MBP compared to the current 2012 MBPs.  This is in spite of the faster CPUs and higher frequency RAM for the current crop.  Counterintuitive to be sure and it would be interesting to know why.

     

    I suppose the crux of the matter is that the 17" MBP aficionados get the refurbished units while they are still available.  But then perhaps the gods in Cupertino will take pity on us and reintroduce a 17" MBP in the future.

     

    Ciao.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to bcbounders)

    Ultimately, people voted with their wallets. I'm a big fan of the 17" machines, and have had one ever since the PowerBook G4. But evidently, from what I heard, only around 2% of Apple's laptop sales were 17" models, so I can't really blame them for discontinuing those models.

     

    In the future, I believe that folks that really need that extra screen space will spend less buying a smaller machine and then add a bigger secondary external monitor. Not much extra cash for even more screen real estate.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to thomas_r.)

    Thomas A Reed wrote:

     

    ...then add a bigger secondary external monitor.

     

    ..and don't forget to get a iLugger to carry the external display around with.

     

     

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  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to ds store)

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to thomas_r.)

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,550 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to thomas_r.)

    Thomas A Reed, greetings:  WELL DONE!  If it were in my power I would award you with a thousand points for your response to ds store.

     

    Ciao.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)

    LOL, thank you! I figured very few would get the joke...

  • jymbeau Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to bcbounders)

    I added a 512 SSD and upped the ram to 16gb.  My 17" MBP is smokin' hot!  I am also disappointed.  I just cannot see myself gong back to windows

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