Serious question, not trolling, why does Apple continue to sell the outdated 2012 MD101 MB Pro?
I really wonder why they sell what is basically a 2011 laptop model (2012 refresh only added USB 3.0, nothing drastic). This thing has a low res 1200x800 screen, 3rd Gen Intel, a slow traditional 5400RPM HDD, and weighs more than 5lbs. They sell it for $1099 currently. The Retina Pro is only $1234 on sale and is miles ahead in features, speed, etc.
They are just milking uneducated customers into buying an outdated product because "It has a CD Drive." I work part-time at Best Buy and that's honestly the one thing people say to me before I divert them to the Retina instead. They just say, "Well this has a CD Drive so isn't it better"? SMH. I'd even consider the MB Air with the 1440x900 screen even with a clocked down processor. It has an SSD and is a 2014 model laptop.
Look, I don't have a problem with them selling it for just that reason. But if you are going to sell it, at least update it to Haswell and a 1920x1080 screen for a $1000+ computer.
When external CD/DVD drives can be purchased for $30 and used with the much better Retina Pro, why would anyone in their right mind buy the 2012 Pro for solely that reason?
I am in no way trolling, I honestly want to know the answer to this question, so please don't delete this thread.