Apple unveils 17-inch MacBook Pro with 8-hour battery

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  • Reply 121 of 236
    foo2foo2 Posts: 1,077member
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    Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post


    If there was one that bad, it wasn't 2005, there were plenty of announcements that year.



    But not what many people were hoping for in '05. I'm not saying it was '05. It might have been '04. It wasn't all that long ago. And for the most part, the presentation was a snore and the share price cratered thereafter.
  • Reply 122 of 236
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    Originally Posted by rain View Post


    Garbage



    lol... another failure. It's nothing more then a larger version of the Air with a crappy disc drive and a few more ports.



    Fails on graphics big time.

    - No full color

    - Old graphics card

    - Glare (unless you pay more)

    - DRM built into it

    - $100 video adapter



    No firewire 400

    No Blueray



    The internal battery is going to be a big failure. Guarantee that it lasts 2 years, then it will cost $400 to replace. 1000 charges is bullshit. People leave their laptops plugged in for days or weeks sometimes if they are using it as a desktop periodically . That is going to murder the resiliency of the battery.

    8 hours = 5 hours in real time

    1000 charges probably = 600 charges



    Looks hot thou.

    How many people want to pay $3000+ for "looks hot".



    This will not sell well as it is not a consumer product. It's another fringe product. The Air is selling poorly and at least that had mobility going for it.



    Wow. I've never seen such a huge, steaming pile of baseless speculation in my life. "1000 charges probably = 600 charges?" Which orifice did you pull that BS from?
  • Reply 123 of 236
    tim68tim68 Posts: 17member
    The new MBP looks awesome, suddenly I wish I hadn't splurged in November and got the 15 inch. Oh well. I am a little peeved about one thing, though.



    Apple really doesn't care about giving us a revamped 30" Cinema Display, does it?



    It's been long enough, and I'm not sure I'm willing to wait anymore.
  • Reply 124 of 236
    I'm loving those new 17" MBPs, yum! But I'll probably wait until Snow Leopard comes out.
  • Reply 125 of 236
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Foo2 View Post


    But not what many people were hoping for in '05. I'm not saying it was '05. It might have been '04. It wasn't all that long ago. And for the most part, the presentation was a snore and the share price cratered thereafter.



    If there was a worse keynote since Jobs returned, nobody has yet been able to figure out which one it was. It's a simple thing to prove, if there was a worse one, we can all look it up and see exactly what was announced.
  • Reply 126 of 236
    rodybrodyb Posts: 1member
    I think it's such a waste of time, getting my hopes up since september.



    I have been wanted to buy an iMac since a long time but yet every time I feel so dissapointed.



    First it was in october, then they updated the notebooks, I thought then MWSF would pay off my waiting, but yet again they failed.



    Im starting to really wonder what the problem is with Apple, the others like Dell and HP already have quadcore for a long time.





    Have to wait again for another 10 years ?
  • Reply 127 of 236
    zanshinzanshin Posts: 350member
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    Originally Posted by ncbill View Post


    A nearly $3,000 computer in the midst of the worst recession since WWII.



    Yeah, that'd be like Acura, Lexus, Infinity, Cadillac, Lincoln, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, Bentley, etc. still making premium cars.



    Or charging $800 a night to stay in a crappy hotel room in Washington DC during the Inauguration.



    Or charging $15000 for a 72" zero-turn, Cummins diesel-powered lawn mower.



    The "Pro" in the name should tip you off that it's for a select set of users. Geez, there's people out there building and buying private islands, and flying an A380 Airbus as a personal plane. It's amazing how people think they should be given the entire world for free.
  • Reply 128 of 236
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
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    Originally Posted by Mister Snitch View Post


    "We've developed new battery technology that is better for the user and better for the environment," said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs.



    Um... 'Apple chief executive Steve Jobs' said no such thing. He wasn't THERE. After all the fuss over this, didn't you even notice??



    Yes he was- he's a regular Sue Storm.
  • Reply 129 of 236
    walneywalney Posts: 70member
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  • Reply 130 of 236
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zanshin View Post


    Yeah, that'd be like Acura, Lexus, Infinity, Cadillac, Lincoln, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, Bentley, etc. still making premium cars.



    But Apple isn't a company that sells exclusively expensive "premium" product. Considering that they do sell cheaper products as well (some of which are overdue for refresh), it DOES seem odd to single out one of the most expensive machines as the one to update.
  • Reply 131 of 236
    wigginwiggin Posts: 2,265member
    I just checked Apple's web site, but maybe I missed it. What exactly does 1000 charges mean in terms for remaining battery life? Is there an industry standard for calculating this number? Does this mean that after 1000 charges (yes, I realize that not all recharges are equal) that the battery has 80% of the original 8-hour capcity? 50%? 25%?



    I'm just wondering how many hours of use you can expect at the end of the battery's 1000-charge life?
  • Reply 132 of 236
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
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    Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post


    And yet they upgraded their most expensive $2799 laptop instead of the $599 mini? The economy seems to be the last thing on their minds.



    Evidently, the current minis are selling just fine and don't warrant a change.
  • Reply 133 of 236
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Foo2 View Post


    But not what many people were hoping for in '05. I'm not saying it was '05. It might have been '04. It wasn't all that long ago. And for the most part, the presentation was a snore and the share price cratered thereafter.



    Sorry to disappoint you, but the stock didn't crater. It's down about 1.5 as of this writing, which is remarkably little based on the historical after-show drop.
  • Reply 134 of 236
    abster2coreabster2core Posts: 2,501member
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    Originally Posted by Foo2 View Post


    Is Numbers '09 any less buggy than its predecessor which is hardly a program to rely on?



    I bought Word and Excel the first days they were released. Have used both extensively. In fact, back in the 90's I compiled a document over 10,000 pages that wouldn't print or paginate. I took Microsoft 4 days to get back to me that I had maxed the program.



    I loved both programs and became quite adapt with them. Over the years, their were moments of frustration but I learned that hey, 'shit happens.'



    Over the past 3 years, I have moved most of my business works to iWorks, because I can and the way that I get most Office documents from clients, students and colleagues, most of the formatting was pure crap. And I am talking primarily from big pharma.



    As for being buggy, I didn't find Numbers '08 any more than Microsoft's last two iterations of Excel. True it didn't do as much as Excel could, and thus MS Office still resides on all my machines.



    So far, I have only been able to touch the surface on Numbers and haven't gotten far enough to say how stable it is. One thing, the new features and improvements are just absolutely beautiful.



    Why anybody can criticise the new offerings without even trying them is beyond me. A 30-day trial for iWorks is there. And if you have a .Mac account, iWorks.com is free for at least 120 days. And man it is a joy to use.



    I Just sent a Pages document and allowed it to be download as a Word file. Looks exactly alike. And it is fast.
  • Reply 135 of 236
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Evidently, the current minis are selling just fine and don't warrant a change.



    "Evidently"? What does that mean? Is there evidence that they are selling just fine or is that just a wild guess?
  • Reply 136 of 236
    virgil-tb2virgil-tb2 Posts: 1,416member
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    Originally Posted by Foo2 View Post


    Is Numbers '09 any less buggy than its predecessor which is hardly a program to rely on?



    Troll.
  • Reply 137 of 236
    virgil-tb2virgil-tb2 Posts: 1,416member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post


    If there was a worse keynote since Jobs returned, nobody has yet been able to figure out which one it was. It's a simple thing to prove, if there was a worse one, we can all look it up and see exactly what was announced.



    Troll (again)
  • Reply 138 of 236
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post


    Sorry, Appleinsider is right, it's the apple press release.



    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/06mbp.html



    I stand corrected, thanks. (Though I STILL didn't hear Jobs say that!)
  • Reply 139 of 236
    jdavyjdavy Posts: 66member
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    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Bag of hurt? My A#%!

    Blu-ray record sales this holiday season in a recession no less.



    Techstud, I agree blu-ray is awesome. I have 2 PS3's, a 60gb and an 80gb. For Christmas I got an HP DV5Z for the heck of it with a BD-Rom drive for $550 during the sweet deal that HP ran for a few hours days before Christmas. So now thanks to Apple I have two laptops, a new $2500 MBP and and HP $550 toy. At least I do not have to deal with boot camp or parallels. No need with a Mac and a PC. LOL
  • Reply 140 of 236
    virgil-tb2virgil-tb2 Posts: 1,416member
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    On that note, I think this keynote could have been remarkable if they had demoed SL. This makes me wonder if they are waiting until WWDC (or another Mac-based special event coming in a month or two), that SL isn't ready now to fully demo at this point, and/or that SL will be pushed back due to unforeseen issues with complex things like GC and OpenCL.



    SL = Second Life (at least to me and millions of others) so I have no idea what you are talking about.



    Tip: The correct form is to either spell it out or spell it out the first time and then use the acronym afterwards. I think you need to go back to QE and get JJ'ed.
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