I do not need a thinner or lighter laptop but a professional one!
I have been a loyal user of your products since 1984 and a MacBook Pro user since 2007. Since then I have bought two Macbookpro’s and I am now writing this on a late summer 2012 model. Ever since the launch of yout new MacBook socalled professional, I have after careful consideration decided not to upgrade to your newest laptop. Here is why:
You have made one of your best inventions MagSafe (copied by other manufacturers) obsolete. As a designer and a lecturer, connectivity is crucial. You have also made my Drobo5 hard drive using thunberbold3 semi obsolete too. At work I prefer to connect using Ethernet as the speed is much improved, I now need an adapter for that too. My numerous USB3 drives and sticks now need adapters as well. How about the HDMI port that I need for presentations? You are forcing me to by a new USB-C to HDMI adapter! And the SD card slot is gone as well. That’s one more adapter Appe is forcing to buy. I even need an adapter to connect my iphone to the new laptop! Please tell me in what way is a machine that requires numerous adapters, portable? Where did this disjoined thinking originate from? Ideally since CD-ROMs have truly become naturally obsolete we could see space for a second SSD drive or even a larger battery. I do not need a thinner or lighter laptop but a professional one! MacBook Pros have traditionally been the designer’s and educator’s laptops of choice, but I feel that you have now made a serious error in the direction that you are taking the new model.
I was also really upset to find out that you have limited the RAM to 16gb because as your senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller said:
To put more than 16GB of fast RAM into a notebook design at this time would require a memory system that consumes much more power and wouldn’t be efficient enough for a notebook.
Who in the world save you the idea that professionals want slim and lightweight laptops? Since you have removed the cd-rom drive, you can easily fit a much larger battery and even a second ssd drive, by keeping previous weight and thickness. As professionals we urge you to finally release a real professional laptop with MagSafe, Ethernet port, usb3 ports SDcard slot and everything else that we appreciated in the MacBook Pro
Mr. Lefteris Emmanuel Heretakis MA RCA