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Gear Talk => Deals on Gear => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on February 13, 2013, 03:48:07 PM

Title: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Canon Rumors on February 13, 2013, 03:48:07 PM

Price Drops!

B&H Photo has dropped the prices on all MacBook Pro with Retina and non Retina displays as well as Macbook Air. B&H is also offering limited time savings on select laptops.


In addition to the savings on the laptops, B&H is giving 50% discounts on AppleCare with the purchase of a computer.


MacBook Pro w/Retina | Limited Time Savings Laptops |  MacBook Air


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Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: dstppy on February 13, 2013, 04:27:02 PM
Of note: apple this morning released the refreshed processors and has cut the (MSRP) prices on some of the laptops

I'm not saying this is at all a bad deal, just explaining the deeper discount; when the previous models sell out, they're usually gone quickly.

Also, applecare on laptops is *really* worth it, and it 'stays with the computer' so if you like to flip your laptops every year or two because you want the newer model before price drop, you can market your old one as 'under warranty'.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Ricku on February 13, 2013, 04:44:59 PM
Nice deal. :)

I've been an Apple user ever since i picked up photography, and I must say; these computers are truly the photographers best friend. (Next to the camera gear itself, of course.)  ;D
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: mustafa on February 13, 2013, 04:45:40 PM
And this is a Canon rumour because..............?
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: bchernicoff on February 13, 2013, 05:04:33 PM
And this is a Canon rumour because..............?

Because it's B&H selling 'em maybe.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: curby on February 13, 2013, 05:49:50 PM
B&H sells plenty of stuff that doesn't belong here, and to be honest I'd count laptops among them.  I'd rather this sort of thing not clutter up the main page (for example, macrumors used to have a "back page" for less relevant stuff) but it's not horrible enough for me to stop following the blog.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: picturesbyme on February 13, 2013, 06:35:30 PM
Welcome at fruitrumors forum
:))
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Eagle Eye on February 13, 2013, 08:57:07 PM
I'm just grateful someone takes the time out of his day to maintain this website. Thank you to Canon Rumors. Feel free to post whatever you want on your blog.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 13, 2013, 11:53:31 PM
B&H sells plenty of stuff that doesn't belong here, and to be honest I'd count laptops among them.  I'd rather this sort of thing not clutter up the main page (for example, macrumors used to have a "back page" for less relevant stuff) but it's not horrible enough for me to stop following the blog.
Computers are very much a major part of Digital Photography. I don't know about you but I use a laptop to post process my images from my Canon DSLR's (again a computer being a big part of my photography) ... many of us like to read/know about such offers ... this information is helpful to many people ... and it definately does not "clutter up the main page".
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 13, 2013, 11:54:51 PM
I'm just grateful someone takes the time out of his day to maintain this website. Thank you to Canon Rumors. Feel free to post whatever you want on your blog.
+1
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: mustafa on February 14, 2013, 04:07:07 AM
Feel free to post whatever you want on your blog.

Sure, let's have your opinion on the resignation of the Pope.  Why not?

If I want Mac news (and I do) I'll look on Macrumors, thanks very much.  Doesn't mean I'm not grateful for Canonrumors.  But please don't let it bloat.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: dstppy on February 14, 2013, 06:56:19 AM
There are several threads on this forum started asking about gear and laptops.  Saying this isn't pertinent while providing snarky comments isn't really contributing to even the forum . . . let alone the main page.

Let's just shutter the site since you weren't currently in the market for this particular item.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 14, 2013, 07:24:51 AM
Feel free to post whatever you want on your blog.

Sure, let's have your opinion on the resignation of the Pope.  Why not?

If I want Mac news (and I do) I'll look on Macrumors, thanks very much.  Doesn't mean I'm not grateful for Canonrumors.  But please don't let it bloat.
Now you are being irrational and commenting for the sake of being argumentative without being logical ... why would people want to read about Pope's resignation on Canon  rumors?
However, computers are very much a part of digital photography ... hence the need to know about any good offers out there.
 
And what "bloat" are you talking about? how many front page news on Canon rumors which you read are not related to photography?
What is strange here is that people who have been contributing with thousands of posts are not the ones cribbing about this issue, instead it is those who are pretty new with a dozen or so posts ... that says a lot.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: mustafa on February 14, 2013, 08:00:52 AM
I've had my say and I'll stick to it.  Without being impertinent to other posters.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: dstppy on February 14, 2013, 08:44:37 AM
Now you are being irrational and commenting for the sake of being argumentative without being logical ... why would people want to read about Pope's resignation on Canon  rumors?
However, computers are very much a part of digital photography ... hence the need to know about any good offers out there.

Aw crap, now I'm curious whether the Pope is a Canon or Nikon guy, sadly, google didn't help :(
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: drolo61 on February 14, 2013, 10:33:02 AM
while we are discussing fruit anyway...
My workflow lives on a PC (all software licences are for Windows)
Still I really like the new macbooks a lot
anyone with experience on running a windows clone one a mac book?
Recommendations?
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 14, 2013, 01:30:31 PM
Now you are being irrational and commenting for the sake of being argumentative without being logical ... why would people want to read about Pope's resignation on Canon  rumors?
However, computers are very much a part of digital photography ... hence the need to know about any good offers out there.

Aw crap, now I'm curious whether the Pope is a Canon or Nikon guy, sadly, google didn't help :(
Well only Catholics can be "Canonized", and due to his credentials he will not go to the "dark side" ... therefore we can conclude that he is a potential Canon guy ;D
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Rick on February 14, 2013, 03:58:09 PM
Dang, for a second there I confused price drop with a reasonable price.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: dstppy on February 15, 2013, 10:58:22 AM
Dang, for a second there I confused price drop with a reasonable price.

What would YOU call a reasonable price?  Are there other high-res laptops selling for less?

Maybe you meant the air:
$912 Core i5 1.70GHz 4GB RAM 64GB Storage (flash)
Samsung . . . closest thing I could find is $849.99 NP540U3C-A01UB, but it does have a spinning disk drive . . . $800 on sale . .  oh hey, it has Windows 8, so you have to install Linux Mint yourself  ;D
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: picturesbyme on February 15, 2013, 03:08:11 PM
Not like I'm interested that much, but I wonder if this is true...

While Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro includes a display measuring 2880x1800 pixels, the default display options do not allow users to run their systems at that raw resolution. Instead, the extra pixels are used to display a higher level of detail on a canvas representing the previous 1440x900 resolution. As a result, windows and user interface elements appear to be the same relative size as on a 1440x900 15" display, but with four times the detail. Users who wish to use a desktop with apparent resolution higher than 1440x900 can still do so, as System Preferences offers several different options ranging up to 1920x1200.

Those users who want even more screen real estate by tapping into the full 2880x1800 resolution mode of the display can also do so, but the option involves a workaround that is not authorized by Apple. Macworld has more details on the process, which involves using either a third-party app like the paid SwitchResX (as noted in our forums) or one of a number of free options that have sprung up such as Change Resolution.
 
Running a 2880x1800 desktop on a screen measuring only 15.4 inches diagonally obviously results in very small text and user interface elements, but for those willing to sit close enough to their screens to make the onscreen content readable, it may be an interesting option.

As noted by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, users running Windows on the new Retina MacBook Pro can also take advantage of the full display resolution, simply setting the resolution in preferences within Windows.


http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/21/running-the-retin (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/21/running-the-retin)
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Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: Rick on February 15, 2013, 04:30:49 PM
Dang, for a second there I confused price drop with a reasonable price.

What would YOU call a reasonable price?  Are there other high-res laptops selling for less?

Maybe you meant the air:
$912 Core i5 1.70GHz 4GB RAM 64GB Storage (flash)
Samsung . . . closest thing I could find is $849.99 NP540U3C-A01UB, but it does have a spinning disk drive . . . $800 on sale . .  oh hey, it has Windows 8, so you have to install Linux Mint yourself  ;D

Of course, I was kidding - more or less.  ;) I have looked high and low for a suitable laptop for light photo editing while on photo trips. I have found nothing in a laptop that would provide the benefits of an IPS panel (whatever the current variant is) like my NEC 2690 including Apple Retina. I don't understand this. The smaller the monitor, angles are even more critical yet nobody does an IPS in a laptop.
Title: Re: Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo
Post by: picturesbyme on February 15, 2013, 05:43:44 PM
Dang, for a second there I confused price drop with a reasonable price.

What would YOU call a reasonable price?  Are there other high-res laptops selling for less?

Maybe you meant the air:
$912 Core i5 1.70GHz 4GB RAM 64GB Storage (flash)
Samsung . . . closest thing I could find is $849.99 NP540U3C-A01UB, but it does have a spinning disk drive . . . $800 on sale . .  oh hey, it has Windows 8, so you have to install Linux Mint yourself  ;D

Of course, I was kidding - more or less.  ;) I have looked high and low for a suitable laptop for light photo editing while on photo trips. I have found nothing in a laptop that would provide the benefits of an IPS panel (whatever the current variant is) like my NEC 2690 including Apple Retina. I don't understand this. The smaller the monitor, angles are even more critical yet nobody does an IPS in a laptop.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230669 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230669)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127879 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127879)