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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Goodbye old friend: 15" MacBook Pro discontinued by Apple

So, the non-Retina 15" MacBook Pro joins the 17" MacBook Pro as a legacy computer.

I had a 2008 15" which I sold a few years ago; it's still in use, and now runs Mavericks very well, I hear.

Goodbye, MacBook Pro 15" !
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Yep, I'm typing this on a legacy machine haha - 2011 15".

Interesting that they've kept the 13" MBP around. It's the only Mac with an optical drive now! I imagine it won't be long for this world with the rMBP getting a price cut, and the 13" Air being amazing.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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I've been working on legacy devices last few yrs. 09 MBP + 06 MB! Can't even think of getting parts for the latter, and I need one.
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Interesting that they've kept the 13" MBP around. It's the only Mac with an optical drive now!
For those that need 500GB+ of storage in a portable that doesn't cost $2K+. I'd say even most people that will still buy that legacy model will not use the optical drive.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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So no option of matte screens on MacBook Pros?

Yet another questionable decision by Apple...
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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For those that need 500GB+ of storage in a portable that doesn't cost $2K+. I'd say even most people that will still buy that legacy model will not use the optical drive.
True.

Nitpick - there is always the 13" Air with 512gb SSD for $1599. Still $400 more though.
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Old Oct 24th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #7
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So, the non-Retina 15" MacBook Pro joins the 17" MacBook Pro as a legacy computer.

I had a 2008 15" which I sold a few years ago; it's still in use, and now runs Mavericks very well, I hear.

Goodbye, MacBook Pro 15" !

According to Apple, it's actually Obsolete!!

Macintosh Products Vintage in the U.S. and Obsolete in Asia-Pacific/Canada/Europe/Japan/Latin America

... ... ...
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2GHz)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHz)

Odd, my mid-2007 MBPro 15" seems to work just fine thanks Apple, just the same as my listed iMac (24-inch, Mid-late 2007)!!!
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Old Oct 26th, 2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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With everything in the cloud, does anyone need that much space in a portable anymore?

256GB is the sweet spot.
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Old Oct 26th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #9
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256 GB? Are you kidding me? It may be your "sweet spot" but it sure as heck isn't mine! Unless I want to carry around an external drive all the time, I need a whole lot more than 256 GB. I don't even have my entire main Lightroom library on my 768GB SSD in my Retina and I've still got way more than 256 GB of data, applications etc.

I'm not at all interested in keeping my main Lightroom library with all my own and my clients' photos "in the cloud!" Nor am I interested in storing 100s of gigabytes of anything else in the cloud where it's only accessible if I have an internet connection. (and don't mind paying to store it, which I do, actually - you certainly cannot store massive amounts of data for free!)
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yeah thats why I went for a return version of the 768. 256 is just ridiculously small.

Even 768 is going to get cramped.



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