Marco Arment:

Since the old 13” and 15” MacBook Pros are still for sale and getting CPU updates, Apple now has an unwieldy laptop lineup: 11” MacBook Air, 13” MacBook Air, 13” MacBook Pro, 13” Retina MacBook Pro, 15” MacBook Pro, 15” Retina MacBook Pro. Six very different models for only three sizes.

I agree, this is unwieldy and strange. I’m not sure why Apple doesn’t simply kill off the non-retina MBPs. Maybe it’s that they can’t quite hit the price targets they want to hit yet. Or maybe it’s because a large part of the web still looks like complete ass on a retina display.

But still, they could push those would-be buyers towards MacBook Airs now, no? A retina display could and should be the defining feature of the Pro (until they inevitably move it down to the Air as well).

It’s still not as strange to me as why the iPad 2 continues to exist.

  1. bbchase reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    That’s a little weird to me too. If you think the laptop line is unwieldy… there are 54 different iPads available now....
  2. digitizedsociety reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I think there are a few reasons for the “unwieldy” laptop lineup. As mentioned, the Macbook Pro’s with Retina Display...
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  6. vdubdev reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Yes. I’m a developer who wants a certain amount of performance, RAM and storage without paying the premium. MBP 13”,...
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  8. beyondthegeek reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    still exists at all. The debut of the Air in 2009 is why. The Marcos and Grubers of the world will buy the new kit, and...
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  10. thefreelance reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Disagree. I guarantee that those who hang their music production and performance off of a MacBook want that hardware to...
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  12. danwphoto reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    still exists at all. I hate #Apple anymore. My shit is not #old, I am not #rich, #Stop being #greedy. My first #Gen...
  13. miriashikin reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    still exists at all. the retina MBP should hv a slimmer body since the CD drive is removed
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