Topic: Thoughts on the new Macbook Pro
The base price of the new Macbook Pro is $2199. It goes up from there. While I am sure it is a wonderful laptop I am also sure I will never buy one. I have nothing against Apple, I used an Apple desktop at work and it was a fine computer. It also was upgradable and was upgraded twice while it was assigned to me. This is the problem with the new MBP. Apple has gone out of their way to make sure the machine cannot be upgraded. Soldered in memory, proprietary SSD, glued in batteries, fused/welded/glued (whatever) monitor. You better get Applecare if you buy one because if anything goes wrong you basically need a new machine. I could forgive the monitor. In order to make it strong and thin I understand making it non-repairable. Just hope the backlight never has a problem. Non-upgradable memory doesn't make much sense to me and the worst is the glued in batteries. Anyone who has ever owned a laptop for at least three years knows batteries need to be replaced. How can a machine costing over $2199 be made "disposable"? Anyone else have any thoughts on this move by Apple?