Upload & Sell: Off
Looking over the new MBPs again, I am so, so, SO disappointed in Apple, thought hardly surprised.
I am a "pro". I use my current MBP for professional video, photographic, and graphic/design work. - This new Macbook "Pro" is borderline unusable... Soldered in RAM and SSD? I currently run a 750gbHDD for projects and libraries + 140gbSSD for boot + Apps. If my project drive fails, I pop in a spare I have laying around and copy over the backed up project, easily completing the project in time.
With this new soldered in SSD and NO HDD option as far as I can tell, I would be uber-screwed with a drive failure. Your only option is to go exchange the entire freakin computer? For what, to shave off a fraction of a CM and a fraction of an ounce? I'm a working pro, I really don't care about the fraction of an ounce. Im not using my computer while jogging. I am trying to make a living with it.
BK, I think you nailed it. I was always one quick to defend apple from the "apple is abandoning its core pro user base" crowd, but not I can't do that.
If apple would have simply added USB3, the upgraded processors and graphics cards to the existing 2011 MBPs, I would have ordered one in a heartbeat just for the USB3... But now I'm not sure what my next step is...