Continuing the discussion from Have apple negelcted Mac os?:
[quote=“stevegingercat, post:11, topic:60”]
Well - I guess we just got to disagree on that one - I work in the
Graphics vid editing photographics environment and I can you if they made the sort of machine (imagine a dual or triple ssd set up running in raid 0 config? say in a 19 inch laptop format … It would scream!) people would buy it! No one is making that sort of machine you have to build it your self - thats the problem![/quote]
@stevegingercat brings up a point I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while now, which is: were Apple right to discontinue the 17-inch MacBook Pro?
I mean, sure, it was a pretty niche product. While I won’t disagree that many consumers don’t want that a portable laptop of that size, but ask anyone who’s used one before and they’ll say it was a beast of a thing, really just the ultimate portable machine.
I mean, if I had a different set of priorities, say, if it had a commute to and from work each day where I needed my own machine, then the 17-inch would be perfect. I’d lug that monster in, be all productive for hours on end, then lug it back home at the end of the day. It’d would be the no-compromise, all-powerful desktop machine that I never knew I wanted.
I used to have a colleague who had one. I saw him bring it into work one day, and when I asked him about it, he said: “just look at it”. I did, and he was right: it was the ultimate portable computer for those that wanted something with acres of screen real-estate, who didn’t mind lugging it around because of how much they could get done on it.
What do you think?