<div dir="ltr"><br><div>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.</div>

<div><br></div><div>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.</div><div><br></div><div>jason</div>

</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:shadowhunter@gmail.com" target="_blank">shadowhunter@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>

<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><a href="http://dft.ba/-7ayU" target="_blank">http://dft.ba/-7ayU</a><div><br></div><div>Don't know about the DPI rating, but this is the same model laptop I bought earlier this year. It's a fantastic rig.</div>

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<div class="gmail_extra"><div><div class="h5"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Jason Griffey <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:griffey@gmail.com" target="_blank">griffey@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>


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<div dir="ltr">Ok, I'm gonna bite on this one:<div><br></div><div>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? </div>



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<div><br></div><div>Jason</div></font></span></div><div><div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Stephen Kraus <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com" target="_blank">ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>





<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><p dir="ltr">I didn't say they don't sell.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Either way, for price you can get a LOT more hardware elsewhere in another format.</p><div><div>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Nov 13, 2013 2:24 AM, "Eric Wolf" <<a href="mailto:ebwolf@gmail.com" target="_blank">ebwolf@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">






<div dir="ltr">The links I gave were Completed/Sold listings.</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br clear="all"><div>-=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-<br>Eric B. Wolf                           <a href="tel:720-334-7734" value="+17203347734" target="_blank">720-334-7734</a><br>







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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Stephen Kraus <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com" target="_blank">ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">







<p dir="ltr">Apple sellers tend to over value their hardware because the Apple brand demands a hefty price, and people will pay it.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Not that I would, for that much dough I'd get an ASUS Republic of Gamers or something with more guts. </p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Nov 12, 2013 9:08 PM, "Eric Wolf" <<a href="mailto:ebwolf@gmail.com" target="_blank">ebwolf@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">








<div dir="ltr">$1000 seems a little low. A quick eBay check says $1699-$1899. <div><br></div><div><a href="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" target="_blank">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</a><br>









</div><div><br></div><div><a href="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" target="_blank">http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook</a><a href="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" target="_blank">-Pro-Retina-2-6ghz-i7-15-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-MC976LL-A-Certified-/231082983388?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35cd9e7fdc</a></div>









<div><br></div><div><a href="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" target="_blank">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</a><br>









</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br clear="all"><div>-=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-<br>Eric B. Wolf                           <a href="tel:720-334-7734" value="+17203347734" target="_blank">720-334-7734</a><br>








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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Dave Brockman <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:dave@brockmans.com" target="_blank">dave@brockmans.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">









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</div><div>On 11/12/2013 4:25 PM, Aaron welch wrote:<br>
> <a href="http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC976LL/A/refurbished-macbook-pro-26ghz-quad-core-intel-i7-with-retina-display" target="_blank">http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC976LL/A/refurbished-macbook-pro-26ghz-quad-core-intel-i7-with-retina-display</a><br>










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>  $1899 refurb from Apple with 512GB SSD.  The 256GB to 512GB<br>
> upgrade is $300.  So if it is legit, then you are saving about $600<br>
> off new. Applecare adds about $350 to the cost of the item and<br>
> should be required as repairs on these things is pricey.<br>
<br>
</div>Apparently Apple doesn't know how to factor in depreciation for the<br>
price of their sticker.<br>
<br>
Way more than I would pay for a year+ old used laptop.  Regardless of<br>
the age of the sticker.<br>
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Regards,<br>
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