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  • silvio d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Feedback registered.  Good to see complaints are not one of the menu options.  I listed it as a Bug.  Afterall the decision is certainly bugged.

  • kc1974 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I logged a "bug" on the MacBook feedback form too, because clearly whoever made this decision has a defect, but you know what? On the feedback form they've even dropped the 17" from the "computer you own" combo box. They do realize people still own these right? I half expect them to not even honor AppleCare service - "you own a what? A 17"? What are they? Sorry we don't support them." FFS.

  • 1anthony99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Discontinued the 17" MacBook Pro. Was not selling well

  • silvio d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What you mean a unit isn't upgraded substantially for 18 months and its sales fall - wow I'm shocked.  In fact it only went from an i5 to an i7 processor last year, even that isnt an enormous jump form 2010.  Apple didn't focus attention on improving this unit, any loss of sales sits squarley on Apple's shoulders.

  • David Lyndal Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    So I was was right after all. It did have poor sales. And who wants to carry a big, heavy laptop around? A person who buys a pc laptop.

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (14,360 points)

    "any loss of sales sits squarley on Apple's shoulders."

     

    "Squarley", to be sure.  If Apple realizes that the discontinuation of the 17" MBP was a mistake, it will reintroduce the product.  Sales of all products - including models and configurations - are tracked daily.  Believing that the discontinuation of the 17" MBP was a "snap" decision is erroneous.

  • firtree Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know plenty of folks who have a 17", and lots of folks who said they wanted the 17" but couldn't stretch to the price. It's too bad Apple is unable to come up w/another solution other than axing it altogether. A 15" screen is too small for some of us. It's a bummer and I will probably get a refurbished and hope it will be fine for a good long while. Very sad about this. 

  • stkmks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had my current 17 on my lap last night.. and just visualized how a smaller machine would work.

     

    There is nothing you can be but disappointed at the the thought of something smaller there as a replacement when this one dies. If you've ever owned one, i can't remotely imagine how anything smaller would cut it ever again. It really is one of those "cant go back things".

     

    Screw retina displays. Do they make a practical difference anyway? Text you can still read, and for images, the antialiasing algorithms in most image viewers give retina dpi a fairly good run for they money.

     

    I'm willing to break loyalty over this one (and take my ecosystem of friends with me). Gimme back my 17!!! (and no, im not going to spend 3k on a sandy bridge model with amd graphics and no dual thunderbolt).

  • firtree Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No one is saying it was a snap decision. We just don't like the decision and are hard pressed to find a solution.

  • Warren Heaton Level 3 Level 3 (575 points)

    While the days of the 17" are "over", you can still buy one if the display size is the most important feature for you.  They are on the Apple clearance page asand some third party vendors arw still selling rhem.

     

    Feature for feature, then new MacBook Pro is a huge jump forward in laptop design.  I too will miss the 17" screen (my current MacBook Pro is the 17" and my prior PowerBook was 17").  At the same time, I am looking forward to what the Retina display model offers.

     

    Of course, this is the first generation model, so I would wait about a year to let the kninks get worked out.

     

     

     

    -Warren

  • silvio d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree there is no way it was a snap decision.  It was just a stupid one. 

     

    However, I am unsure how people know sales was the reason as Apple guards this commercially sensitive data very closely.  I know that it has been reported in the press on the web as the reason, however this appears to be more conjecture than based in solid fact.

     

    What does the Retina display offer an existing 17" user - nothing, just less fuctionality.  The 15" device drops off 1 USB for a thunderbolt (but thats a change more than a loss with an adpater), adds a stupid SDXC card slot (see above issues) and an HDMI slot - mmm "And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs straight into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI or VGA display, just use an existing adapter." - we need this over a third usb or thunderbolt slot why?

     

    So by all means by the smaller unit, and a hub or an adpater so you can connect your existsing peripherals, and some nice glasses so the hi-res is comfortable. 

  • kc1974 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had no problem carrying around my "big heavy laptop" 17" MacBook pro. At the end of the day, screen size, not resolution, is king for most 17" users. It's why we bought it. Yes I could buy a separate monitor, but that's called an iMac. I use my 17" for Logic music production and I need something portable I can also see from a fair distance behind my Korg workstation. Having to crouch over to squint into a 15" screen affects creativity. By their reasoning, if retina means I don't need a 17" screen, fine, I'll just hold my iPhone 4S right up to my face and not bother with the new iPad. Works both ways Apple.

  • David Lyndal Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Apple won't relize anything except that it wasn't successful at the end. And have they ever discontinued a product and brought it back?

  • silvio d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I disagree.  Just because a product doesnt appeal to the masses doesn't make it unsuccessful.  It did what it was designed to do, for those that needed that particular device.  I would imagine a 12 core MacPro doesnt sell so well either in comparison to its younger brother or a mid range iMac - does that make it unsuccessful, of course not.

     

    Brought back a product - yes - Newton reincarnated as................iPad.  The massess didnt appreciate it either and yet its big brother sells millions.  Maybe Apple should make a BIGGER laptop?  19" !

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (12,485 points)

    Found the missing 17" MBP! Sitting between the woolly mammoth and the the dodo bird in the museum! I believe it now comes with MacOS X 10,000BC, aka Saber-Tooth Tiger.... 

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