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Is a 2.5GHz quad-core i7 laptop for $2,500 a good deal? It's a Mac.

#11cancerstormPosted 8/11/2014 2:54:43 PM
retina macbook pro with only iris pro is better value
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#12BigAl519Posted 8/11/2014 3:08:37 PM
hk7111 posted...
I bought a Razer blade 14 with Half the ram and SSD size, Slightly slower CPU (All of 0.3Ghz) and a Gtx 765M for less than Half the price. Also has similar battery life.

You can easily so much better. Even laptop wise.


This dude is right! The worst part is even his Razer Blade is overpriced compared to most other laptops with the same specs. What does that say about Apple....
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#13TheEntitledOnePosted 8/11/2014 3:12:50 PM
- Good deal
- Mac

Pick one.
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#14dementedlullabyPosted 8/11/2014 3:19:30 PM(edited)
A lot of what you're paying for when you buy any Apple product is the brand name. It's always going to cost quite a bit less if you do the building yourself. Unless it "fell off the back of a truck" anyway.
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#15iammaxhailmePosted 8/11/2014 3:18:58 PM
TerraUniverse posted...
It is a MacBook Pro. How much would it cost to build these specifications on a PC:

2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
512GB PCIe-based flash storage 1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (8 hours)2


These specs are just a tiny bit better than my 1400$ Asus laptop... you're getting ripped off
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#16ShubPosted 8/11/2014 5:00:50 PM
iammaxhailme posted...
These specs are just a tiny bit better than my 1400$ Asus laptop... you're getting ripped off


But is your laptop less than an inch thick and does it weigh less than just a little over 4 pounds? Does it have a 2880x1800 screen? Does its battery last 8+ hours? Does it have a 802.11ac wireless adapter? Does it come with Mac OS X? All of those things have to be taken into account or the comparison is meaningless.
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#17DragnfyrPosted 8/11/2014 5:05:15 PM
dementedlullaby posted...
A lot of what you're paying for when you buy any Apple product is the brand name. It's always going to cost quite a bit less if you do the building yourself. Unless it "fell off the back of a truck" anyway.


Not really. Most of what you're paying for in a MacBook is the fantastic trackpad, all aluminum build, battery life, high quality display (depending on the model) and portability. Similarly built Windows laptops cost about the same.
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#18DragnfyrPosted 8/11/2014 5:15:29 PM(edited)
hk7111 posted...
I bought a Razer blade 14 with Half the ram and SSD size, Slightly slower CPU (All of 0.3Ghz) and a Gtx 765M for less than Half the price. Also has similar battery life.

You can easily so much better. Even laptop wise.


You must've got your Blade at an insane discount because the regular price is still $2200-$2400.
Also you gotta remember the last gen Blade has a crappy screen.
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#19Garage_ManPosted 8/11/2014 5:43:52 PM
iammaxhailme posted...
TerraUniverse posted...
It is a MacBook Pro. How much would it cost to build these specifications on a PC:

2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
512GB PCIe-based flash storage 1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (8 hours)2


These specs are just a tiny bit better than my 1400$ Asus laptop... you're getting ripped off


Really...Mind telling me which CPU that $1400 asus has? Mind telling me what integrated graphics, you are going to be using that 99.9% of the time. How big is your Asus SSD? PCIe or Sata?

Oh wait, how accurate are the colors on that Asus? Another thing, whats that resolution? Battery life?

Ripped off, please. YOU got ripped off.
#20hk7111Posted 8/11/2014 6:21:04 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
hk7111 posted...
I bought a Razer blade 14 with Half the ram and SSD size, Slightly slower CPU (All of 0.3Ghz) and a Gtx 765M for less than Half the price. Also has similar battery life.

You can easily so much better. Even laptop wise.


You must've got your Blade at an insane discount because the regular price is still $2200-$2400.
Also you gotta remember the last gen Blade has a crappy screen.


Got it used, only thing is the one corner of the screen is Slightly dented, Otherwise it works perfectly.
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