Well, according the the Oracle Reading store, not only does my favourtite Apple Retail Store not have any for me to buy today, none of the stores do.
I am not amused by the misleading advertising.
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Its not lies, Its reality distortion..ReplyDelete
I hope when you get one you will you be installing Linux on it?
Favourite Apple Retail Store, in the 50 states. Although the spelling of favourite would imply a non-US centric view. Curious.ReplyDelete
Yes, they can spell because this is on the /uk/ apple pages and the select store was UK stores. No fair :-(Delete
You can buy it, you just can't take it away.ReplyDelete
When you purchase something from a website, for example, you're "buying" it, you're just not getting it
Ordering it maybe - but "buy it today" is a pretty clear implication, especially when they say they will set it up just the way you like it (something they explain that they do in store with you I believe). That statement is certainly misleading and I would say personally, in my opinion, verging on an outright lie.Delete
You might also want to check IFixit's report on them. http://ifixit.org/2753/macbook-pro-with-retina-display-teardown/ReplyDelete
Soldered in memory and drive? :oDelete
That's off my list then.. I can't think of any laptop I've owned that hasn't had those upgraded at some point in its life.
If anything, it is Apple that lose out - I will be away for next week and a half, mostly working, and was thinking this would be a good machine to use for the work. Now I'll take something else, and feel just a bit more pissed off at Apple. Had they not "launched" it, I would not have had that annoyance.ReplyDelete
I visited Apple Covent Garden last night to see if the machine is actually any good.ReplyDelete
Naturally, they had models on display but no sign near them saying "Sold Out - Stock Expected xx/xx/xxxx" which any sane computer store would have up; the staff were getting a bit pi**ed having to answer the same question and a certain person (i.e. me) took the trouble of tiling the PNG associated with your parent post as the background on certain machines in-store :-)
Yes, it is a very nice machine but would I buy it if I wasn't eligible for a sizeable discount ?
No, I would not.
That said, I'm annoyed that the RAM is soldered because every single portable I have ever bought has had a RAM expansion at some point in its' lifetime; because the possibility of that is now denied to me, I have had to plump for a 16GB build-to-order model - 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - to be exact.
It will make a good replacement for my ageing desktop machine (Intel Q6600) but I can wait 2-3 weeks for it.
Still undecided as to whether I am going to let you 'have a go at it' with your laser engraver though :-P
Wait for the 13in retina model. The 15in jobbie is still to much to lug about. I'm still happy with my Vaio Z13 1080p, but would jump ship if a 13in MBP retina was on offer.ReplyDelete