>13‑inch Now with Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors, faster flash storage, and longer battery life from $1299
>that feel when you know you will never experience apple force touchpad
being poor in eastern europe sucks
It's 2015. The lowest resolution you should be using is 2880x1800.
>Doesn't know how high PPI displays work.
Scaling is disgusting.
see the second half of >>46936326
My 2012 Macbook with a battery that can only hold 80% of its original charge can easily get 5-7 hours and it has a 2880x1800 screen.
The battery life impact is not anywhere near as bad as you think.
13.1 mm thick
Intel Core M processor
LED lit keyboard
2304 x 1440 screen
9-hour battery life web browsing
Starts at $1,299
Surface Pro 3:
9.1 mm thick
Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors
optional LED lit keyboard
2160 x 1440 touchscreen
9-hour battery life web browsing
Starts at $799
Who would even consider the macbook.
It seems comfy tbh.
>thin and light with good battery life, college students will love it
>gets the *most essential* interfaces that you interact with all the time (aka screen, keyboard, touchpad) right
>the keyboard has probably the best feel of any dome keyboard
>it's affordable, nothing crazy like 3k
Of course it's gonna be successful.
It's perfect for what people do most of the time, i.e. browsing the web, writing papers and presentations, watching movies and series, etc. .
Well don't try looking for any then. Ignorance is a bliss.
I don't wanna sound like a faggot but I have to say it.
This is why I hackintosh, I built a mini ITX rig with a H97 mobo with BT/WiFi, i7, 16gb of ram, and a 256gb ssd for under $700.
The price of these laptops is just shit compared to the performance they provide.
>OS X uses vector graphics for all of its UI
You've never opened the sart file have you?
OS X renders your desktop at a higher resolution and then downscales it.
People don't buy Macbooks for their performance, they buy them because they're expensive, feel expensive, have perfect software and hardware integration and run OS X which many people agree is superior to Windows.
Of course it is.
At least for most of Europe, and I thought US had higher incomes on average.
Any low/mid-class kid from a family with 2 working parents will be able to afford this, easily.
Heck, even with a college job it's doable, and it's a machine that you keep 3-5 years easily.
I think you're out of touch. Most college students I know can barely eat, and even dual income parents doing well for themselves aren't too eager to drop $1300 on a laptop when they can get some shitty Asus for $4-500. You didn't see nearly as many MBAs until they dropped the price to $1000.
Wayland will save us.
160 - 190ppi is ideal for laptops with minimal scaling issues. Also I'd rather have a calibrated 1440p display than an average 1800p display any day.
>13.3" at 1080p is 166ppi
>14" at 1080p is 157ppi
>15.6" at 1440p is 188ppi
>17" at 1440p is 173ppi
People buy Macbooks to fit in and because "lol I don't know how to computer and I heard it was easier". Smart people but Macbooks for OS X.
The market Apple is doing well in right now is college students. It's "cool" to have a macbook, so dumb students will be pressured into buying their product to fit in. Just like beats headphones. Their target is rich kids who have money and want to fit in, which is pretty much every well off student. At least here in the US, the division between the rich and poor is large so if they aim to be the "premium" product, there's a more than adequate market for their overpriced metal rectangles.
Surface Pro and MacBook have same size batteries. (42Wh and 39.7Wh)
Microsoft is obviously lying about the battery life if they claim to get the same with a much more power hungry processor.
I'm in UK.
My student loan (9000£/year) pays for full tuition.
The maintenance loan (7500£/year) pays for rent and living expenses (food, books, transportation).
I get a 3000£/year (non-repayable) bursary, because of low family income (ok in my country, but low for UK standards).
This money is literally vacation money.
So, I have my tuition and living expenses sorted, without working or asking a single euro from my parents.
I also have the extra 3000, which I use for travelling and films/cameras.
I also work part time some months, for extra money for travels.
A kid with parental support? They're really golden.
Unless the system is vastly different in US.
Are you retarded? there's obviously an incoming case redesign for the Pros.
Apple literally did this exact same thing when they introduced the original Air and then released the unibody MBP.
isn't this a windows 8 lock screen wallpaper? also, it looks like shit, someone forgot how to photoshop.
>Expensive shit isn't expensive because there's shit more expensive!
It's not dead.
1) broadwell quad core mobile processors aren't out yet. Biggest reason. All 15 in MBP models have quad core processors
2) They never update the 15in MBP line at events that aren't WWDC or their fall events. It'll most likely be updated at WWDC in June
>The entire point of the new MacBook’s existence is to be a lightweight computer that you can rely on, all day.
>This is entirely why Google’s finding so much success with Chromebooks; they’re simple, last forever on a single charge and are fairly light for people that just don’t something more powerful. Apple’s new machine fills that niche with a higher-end computer that won’t break the bank like a MacBook Pro.
Did they REALLY just compare a $1200 laptop to a $200 one and try to paint it as a budget solution compared to a MBP?
>tfw I want to sell my sp2 for the new macbook but even if managed to somehow get it sold I wouldn't get more than spare change
I know right? I got excited when I saw $1299 thinking it was also AUD.
Well. Lucky I have a high paying job because of where I live and all and $1799 is still not that much of a stretch.
why are they even more expensive now? I was interested in getting the baseline 13" retina but I was waiting for the refresh, but now they've went from $1399 to $1549 for a baseline model. dafuq that's like $1800 after taxes&recycle fees for the lowest end rMBP