Originally Posted by Trajan Long
I'm tied to the Apple eco system for Avid and Pro Tools. No one wants Windows in the pro audio world.
Unfortunately Wimdows is becoming worst with time, I suspect the resistance to using Windows will only grow
As I said before, eventually Apple will either support those users or an alternative will appear.
Maybe maybe not, they trend industry wide is to smaller machines. I suppose a niche player could always do good business with a largish laptop but then you are dealing with backwards technology in most cases. That is niche players simply don't have access to the technology the way big players like Apple do.
I do wonder though if you have even looked into the use of a current retina MBP?
As far as sniveling, many posters whine about how burdensome it is to carry a 17" around. To me that sounds pitiful, but I do see people in their 30s who are too fat to walk.
The comments you receive are directly related to the image you present. I fully understand how a 17" MBP could be useful to some users, however in your case you have presented nothing to support your position. Like it or not it does sound like sniveling.
What I don't understand is the ridiculous arrogance of one person telling another what he or she should be satisfied with.
Look in the mirror here. What sort of iparrogance gets on line to demand that Apple produce a laptop specifically to support their needs?
I have no interest in what you do with your computer whatsoever, or what you may or may not prefer.
You are obviously worked up over this but look at it this way, Apple has been very quiet about the missing 17" MBP. They may very well be working on something to replace it. Apple has not said that it is gone forever.
Don't mis understand me I'm not at all happy with the current rMBP as it gives up to much in the way of secondary storage space and has strived for thinnest in a Pro laptop which isn't exactly why Pros choose laptops. It is also frustrating in the fact that Apple already has thin laptops available in the AIR line up. The thing is I don't sit here expecting Apple to build a laptop to support my personal desires.