The best laptop ever made – Marco.org


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All a theoretical 2018 model would need to add are 2 USB-C ports and the option to upgrade to 32GB of RAM.
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3 days ago by sujal
I know I can buy light up USB-C cables, but this used to be standard, and better.
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3 days ago by dinomite
Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power
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5 days ago by newmarcel
It feels as delightful as when I first got one in 2012. It’s fast, capable, and reliable. It gracefully does what I need it to do. It’s barely heavier or thicker, and I got to remove so many accessories from my travel bag that I think I’m actually coming out ahead.

It feels like a professional tool, made by people who love and need computers, at the top of their game.

It’s designed for us, rather than asking us to adapt ourselves to it.

It helps us perform our work, rather than adding to our workload.

This is the peak. This is the best laptop that has ever existed.

I hope it’s not the best laptop that will ever exist.
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5 days ago by tonyyet
I concur with Marco Arment. And his closing statement, "I hope it’s not the best laptop that will ever exist."
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6 days ago by glass
"it feels like a professional tool, made by people who love and need computers, at the top of their game."
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6 days ago by chl
- Marco nails it, the newer machines fall short and require a bag of dongles
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7 days ago by renaissancechambara
The best laptop ever made by via Marco.org -- I don’t know what ya’ll are taking about but I love my 2017 MacBook Pro more than the other 3-4 Mac laptops I’ve had over the years. Thinner, lighter, and the keyboard is better in fact. Very excited for the iMac pro to go with it. -- https://marco.org/2017/11/14/best-laptop-ever
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7 days ago by samuelclay
review by Marco Arment
11 November 2017
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7 days ago by Mykl
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8 days ago by todbot
when i need a new (used) laptop... get a 2015, 13 inch
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8 days ago by kwlblt
Marco Arment:
<p>Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power for an overall package that still hasn’t been (and may never be) surpassed.

Introduced in 2012, less than a year after Steve Jobs died, I see it as the peak of Jobs’ vision for the Mac.

It was the debut of high-DPI Macs, starting down the long road (which we still haven’t finished) to an all-Retina lineup. And with all-SSD storage, quad-core i7 processors, and a healthy amount of RAM all standard, every configuration was fast, capable, and pleasant to use…

…I recently returned to the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro after a year away.

Apple still sells this model, brand new, just limited to the integrated-only GPU option (which I prefer as a non-gamer for its battery, heat, and longevity advantages), but I got mine lightly used for over $1000 less.

I thought it would feel like a downgrade, or like going back in time. I feared that it would feel thick, heavy, and cumbersome. I expected it to just look impossibly old. It didn’t.

It feels as delightful as when I first got one in 2012. It’s fast, capable, and reliable. It gracefully does what I need it to do. It’s barely heavier or thicker, and I got to remove so many accessories from my travel bag that I think I’m actually coming out ahead.

It feels like a professional tool, made by people who love and need computers, at the top of their game. It’s designed for us, rather than asking us to adapt ourselves to it. It helps us perform our work, rather than adding to our workload.

This is the peak. This is the best laptop that has ever existed.</p>


I'm typing this on a 2012 model. Recently got the battery replaced; Apple cleaned the whole thing. Like having a brand new machine.
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8 days ago by charlesarthur
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8 days ago by cijanzen
So true. Still rocking one at work and have literally no desire for the new gimmicky one.
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8 days ago by trek
This is so true. I have zero desire to upgrade mine. I’ll maintain mine until it falls apart.
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8 days ago by aleo
I agree with about which is partly why seriously evaluating Chromebooks as an…
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8 days ago by wschenk
this is crazy but I recently switched back to this MBP and it is wonderful. Better than my more recent laptop. bonkers.
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8 days ago by yewknee
Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power for an overall…
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8 days ago by JimRoepcke
Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power for an overall package that still hasn’t been (and may never be) surpassed.
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8 days ago by andyhuey
Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power for an overall package that still hasn’t been (and may never be) surpassed.
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8 days ago by some_hren
This is the peak. This is the best laptop that has ever existed. I hope it’s not the best laptop that will ever exist.
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8 days ago by zool
Agreed 100%
8 days ago by kevinspencer
Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power for an overall…
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8 days ago by trhall
"Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power for an overall package that still hasn’t been (and may never be) surpassed."
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8 days ago by mechazoidal
Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power for an overall…
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8 days ago by wahoo5
The best laptop ever made
I'm 100% with Marco; mine's from 2014 & makes me smile every time.
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8 days ago by tullyhansen
An ode to the 15” MacBook Pro by Marco Arment
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8 days ago by jefframnani
Peak laptop:

Will Apple ever achieve greatness again?
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8 days ago by railmeat
This is still my Mac. Let’s hope Apple makes a better one someday.
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9 days ago by toph
The MacBook Air was superb too
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