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[Best Buy] MacBook Pro - 13.3" $400 off, 15.4" $700 off

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L4cky wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 4:57 am
Linux = For genius people with lot of knowledge
Windows = normal people with decent knowledge
Mac = don't know anything and only cares about user friendly
Used all three and still prefer Mac for software development.
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BRKAMZN wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 9:18 am
For one, the screen resolution is not the same. And I bet the track pad is inferior to a MBA.

And the most important thing is the MSRP is over $2,000 for this killer deal.
I have said this before, if you are looking at the MSRP, then Apple's products are priced competitively, they just don't go on sale that often.

Another thing, 5 years down the road, I can still sell my MBA for around $300-500, I wonder how much you can fetch with this laptop. You will need to take into account the resell value as well. Again, do not simply compare paper specs of RAM, SSD, and CPU.
Yes I pointed out above that the screen is slightly better on the MBP, along with other pros. The Stealth has some features (dGPU to take load off the U-series processor) the MBP doesn't.

MSRP is irrelevant - it's the prevailing price in the market that matters. Windows ultrabooks often go on sale (some brands more than others). MBPs rarely do, and when they do the savings are marginal.

MBPs do retain resale value, yes, but now that every single thing is soldered onto one board, the risk of failure is total failure is greater - that's why so many spend even more ($300) to get Apple Care. With some Windows ultrabooks - and most Windows laptops - the RAM, SSD, and other components are not soldered, leaving the possibility for salvage value if the mainboard goes kaput.
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yo2boy wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 2:40 pm
Used all three and still prefer Mac for software development.
I like the ease of adding packages in Ubuntu Linux. apt is so easy to use compared to homebrew or macports.

But for software availability, I prefer Mac OS. I'm looking forward to see how good Windows Subsystem for Linux is - if it's like 80% of the way there my next lappy upgrade will be to Windows, not another MBP.
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50centdollars wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 4:06 pm
Yes I pointed out above that the screen is slightly better on the MBP, along with other pros. The Stealth has some features (dGPU to take load off the U-series processor) the MBP doesn't.

MSRP is irrelevant - it's the prevailing price in the market that matters. Windows ultrabooks often go on sale (some brands more than others). MBPs rarely do, and when they do the savings are marginal.

MBPs do retain resale value, yes, but now that every single thing is soldered onto one board, the risk of failure is total failure is greater - that's why so many spend even more ($300) to get Apple Care. With some Windows ultrabooks - and most Windows laptops - the RAM, SSD, and other components are not soldered, leaving the possibility for salvage value if the mainboard goes kaput.
I thought MBP does have a dGPU.

I was wondering, who would repair their Windows laptops? I just get a new one because by the time it is broken, the price would have dropped significantly.
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Hey guys...

Did you know there are laptops that cost over $1500 with 1.4ghz in it? DAMN MACBOOKPROS
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nsns77 wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 2:19 pm
Track pad is hands down the best.. I don’t understand why why windows cannot have those materials and drivers

Surface devices started with precision drivers and glass and it is huge improvement compare to other windows laptops I had before. Now I use a surface Pro

I wish Microsoft would continue to improve it and increase the size also to allow for better user experience
I've literally bought MBPs just for the trackpad
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Feb 21, 2017
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Bestbuy offers discount on last year's models.
It's actually better getting a 2019 model from the Apple Education ($130-250 discount) and a pair of Beats Studio 3 (you can sell them for $200).

However, have an upvote yo.
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L4cky wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 4:57 am
Linux = For genius people with lot of knowledge
Windows = normal people with decent knowledge
Mac = don't know anything and only cares about user friendly
Well you can't really compare systems to mac computers right. should be "MacOS"?. You can still use Linus and Windows on a Macbook.
Macbook Pros have become so expensive - compared to the actual hardware costs.
However I have converted to a Mac user, because I had enough of the Windows 8/10 blue screens from their random updates (I had been a PC user since the Dos era)

Plus multiple programming tools I use are Linux based. It is just so much easier using them on a Mac
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“Save up to $400...”
The refurbished deals looks still not bad though
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Care to tell us how you secured that kind of price?
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Best Buy has a new (I think) sale on for the base 15.4" for $2,499.00. On the Apple website it's priced at $2,999.00, so if it's the same model at Best Buy that's a pretty solid discount for a MacBook. I haven't confirmed that though - the Best Buy shows a 2.2GHz 6-core, the Apple webiste a 2.6GHz 6-core. Probably just a typo on Best Buy.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ap ... h/12727814

If you're in the market for the 15" MacBook, that's pretty darn solid. The only drawback is the small SSD at 256GB, and it's soldered. If this had a 512GB SSD it would be a screaming deal.

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