Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Here's what we professionals got: A slim, fast, 15" MBP with a killer resolution screen (2880x1800 hello native ARRIRAW !), and excellent I/O (USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, HDMI). Here's what we lost: a 17" screen, 2 potential HDD bays, and the expresscard 34 slot! Ack! I love that expresscard 34 slot! And what's the point of packing all those crazy pixels into a 15" screen? I'm sure it's pretty but I want a 17" retina display! Imagine running Resolve 9 on that. It would kick ass! 15" is great. Small and portable. But for real, portable, professional imaging use... the 17" MBP was the bomb. Now it's gone.
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I waited TWO YEARS for this !?!
You can't even stick a #%I$$@%#!&* Thunderbolt port in there? Or upgrade the video card to something current? Or actually put in some faster processors?
The Mac Pro is awesome! It's sleek and all aluminum-looking. Big and almost intimidating. With speed and graceful power under its hood. Now it just sucks... What the ^@%^@*$@)*%! am I supposed to do? Network 3 new 15" MacBook Pros together and go buy a bunch of $50 Thunderbolt cables!?! Double Ack! Thanks for the free beat-down. I would have preferred just reading new Mac Pro rumors every week for the rest of my life...