[Chugalug] OT: MacBook for sale. Too cheap?

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 17:28:37 UTC 2013


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-17-3-laptop-12gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/9560016.p?id=1219021957327&skuId=9560016&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9560016&extensionType={adtype}:{network}&s_kwcid=PTC!pla!{keyword}!{matchtype}!{adwords_producttargetid}!{network}!{ifmobile:M}!{creative}&kpid=9560016&k_clickid=e48731e1-f4be-47a4-9cab-3e15d5a4ef74

Please tell me what you do that even remotely needs 2880 x 1800. Even if
you watch HD movies, they don't exceed 1080 resolution, maybe if you do
Photoshop or CAD it MIGHT be worth it.

I'm sorry, I think the Apple premium is hilarious for something I cannot
repair myself, and the ability to customize my hardware and repair it goes
a long way more than resale value, mainly because usually I'm not planning
to resell my laptop like my car. If I burn out the graphics in my Dell
Precision? I can swap in a new graphics card. If I burn it out in my HP
Elitebook? Same thing. If the battery fails, its cheap and easy to
purchase. If the Keyboard gets soaked by my 1 year old, its like 5 seconds
to swap it out.

Screw unibody designs, I don't know why people like them beyond the sleek
feel, because otherwise their just a maintenance nightmare. Maybe we just
have different interests and views, I agree, and its not like Apple Macbook
Pros are BAD, that isn't what I'm saying, but if I had to choose between
modular and customization and unibody and sleek, I'll take modular and
customize-able any day. For the price

If the only selling point is the screen, then I have a hard time biting
that. For mobility I don't need that sort of resolution, but if I'm at home
I have a 2800x1800 screen I can plug into and get that resolution.

If there was ONE thing I would buy that is Unibody, I'd throw down the
$1,500 for the Razer Edge Pro gaming Tablet:

http://www.razerzone.com/store/razer-edge-pro

Dual Core i7 1.9Ghz - 3.0 Ghz Turbo
8GB DDR3 (16GB Max)
Nvidia GT 640M 2GB w/ Intel GMA Hybrid
10.1" (1366x768) (Okay the Resolution isn't great)
128GB or 256GB SSD
2.1lbs

That is my dream tablet, throw some Red Hat on it and dual boot with
Windows 7 and I'm in heaven.



On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Jason Griffey <griffey at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> It is plastic, and as Chad noted, the screen isn't even remotely close to
> the same quality. Slightly slower clockspeed on the processor (probably not
> enough to ever notice, but there it is). What's the battery life like? The
> Samsung is a fine computer, but I don't think you can reasonably compare
> the build quality to the macbook pro.
>
> Apple makes _fantastic_ hardware, and charges a premium for it. Their
> hardware also retains its value over time. $1000 for that Retina Pro would
> be an amazing deal.
>
> jason
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) <
> shadowhunter at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> http://dft.ba/-7ayU
>>
>> Don't know about the DPI rating, but this is the same model laptop I
>> bought earlier this year. It's a fantastic rig.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Jason Griffey <griffey at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Ok, I'm gonna bite on this one:
>>>
>>> So: show me an example of a LOT more hardware (same i7, same RAM or
>>> more, same build quality (metal/aluminium unibody construction) with a 15
>>> inch screen at 220dpi for $1000...in a laptop, of course. Hell, for $1500.
>>> What would your suggestion be?
>>>
>>> Jason
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> I didn't say they don't sell.
>>>>
>>>> Either way, for price you can get a LOT more hardware elsewhere in
>>>> another format.
>>>> On Nov 13, 2013 2:24 AM, "Eric Wolf" <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> The links I gave were Completed/Sold listings.
>>>>>
>>>>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>>>>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Stephen Kraus <
>>>>> ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Apple sellers tend to over value their hardware because the Apple
>>>>>> brand demands a hefty price, and people will pay it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Not that I would, for that much dough I'd get an ASUS Republic of
>>>>>> Gamers or something with more guts.
>>>>>> On Nov 12, 2013 9:08 PM, "Eric Wolf" <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> $1000 seems a little low. A quick eBay check says $1699-$1899.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-Laptop-Retina-Display-2-6ghz-i7-8gb-256-10-cycles-LOADED-/281205034009?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item4179204c19
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook<http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-Retina-2-6ghz-i7-15-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-MC976LL-A-Certified-/231082983388?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35cd9e7fdc>
>>>>>>> -Pro-Retina-2-6ghz-i7-15-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-MC976LL-A-Certified-/231082983388?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35cd9e7fdc<http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-Retina-2-6ghz-i7-15-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-MC976LL-A-Certified-/231082983388?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35cd9e7fdc>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-15-MacBook-Pro-Retina-2-6GHz-I7-256GB-SSD-8GB-MC975LL-Warranty-Box-/121158202439?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item1c35977447
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>>>>>>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com>wrote:
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>> On 11/12/2013 4:25 PM, Aaron welch wrote:
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC976LL/A/refurbished-macbook-pro-26ghz-quad-core-intel-i7-with-retina-display
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> >  $1899 refurb from Apple with 512GB SSD.  The 256GB to 512GB
>>>>>>>> > upgrade is $300.  So if it is legit, then you are saving about
>>>>>>>> $600
>>>>>>>> > off new. Applecare adds about $350 to the cost of the item and
>>>>>>>> > should be required as repairs on these things is pricey.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Apparently Apple doesn't know how to factor in depreciation for the
>>>>>>>> price of their sticker.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Way more than I would pay for a year+ old used laptop.  Regardless
>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>> the age of the sticker.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> dtb
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