05-04-2012 03:01 PM
I took a look at this one:
Apple® - 13.3" MacBook® Pro - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive Model: MD313LL/A | SKU: 3107695,
but under HDMI Output it said No. On bestbuy.com, when you are looking at a computer if you click on the Specifications tab it will list everything the computer does or doesn't have.
05-04-2012 05:49 PM
Apple including a common display connector? That'd be too easy...
The laptop will come with a Mini Display port and you'll need to purchase an adapter that converts from Mini Display Port to HDMI.
This cable allows connections from your Apple® iMac® or MacBook® to an external projector or monitor and supports up to 1920 x 1200 resolution for high-quality pictures.
05-04-2012 07:44 PM
deusexmachina, shame on you. The issue is easily resolved for $25 as you helpfully pointed out to the OP, but you can't resist taking a shot at Apple at the same time? I'm guessing Best Buy makes a nice chunk of change selling Apple products (that's where I bought my iMac and iPod touch), so why all the hostility toward Apple around here?
Ye gods, where is JuanGuapo when I need him...lol.
05-04-2012 09:11 PM
05-05-2012 01:14 PM
deusexmachina wrote:I honestly don't care how much money Best Buy makes on anything they sell. However, that's kinda my point..they are extremely overpriced and are a hassle to get any common/standard cables or parts for. Even $500 Windows-based computers are coming with HDMI standard....but a $1000+ machine requires that you buy an extra cable? It's a great business model and they have great advertising, but the performance / $ ratio is quite saddening.
Typically reading your posts I am impressed with your depth of knowledge and expertise. However, an employee not caring how much money their employer makes on anything they sell doesn't quite sound right. A matter of different work ethics?
The rest of your post was mostly a matter of opinion, and you are certainly entitled to it. It just seems like I have noticed a lot of Apple bashing lately on this forum, and I was sort of surprised to see someone like you engage in it. Every thread with Mac in the subject doesn't need to evolve into a Mac vs. PC debate, right?
05-05-2012 02:53 PM
Although I can understand your views I do believe your missing the point that makes Apple computers so great. The build quality of their laptops are second to none and are extremely easy to work on. Also, since they make the hardware and the software there is very little room for incompatibility issues relating to software and driver support. So it goes way beyond the "performance /$" ratio you mentioned. For the most part you are getting a much better overall experience with an Apple computer and that is the market they go for and that is why I bought my MacBook Pro.
05-05-2012 08:06 PM
I have to agree that Apple is overpriced for the hardware that is in their offerings...look at similarly equipped models from their competitors and see the dramatic price difference.
If you were to buy a PC or windows laptop for the same price you pay for your mac or mac laptop, you'd get better, faster, more modern hardware.
And I would also agree that Apples decision to not include a standard port on a laptop is unacceptable. You have to spend more money and carry additional hardware or dongles to get the same connectivity that comes with nearly every windows laptop offered today.
Add to that their senseless battle with Adobe and not allowing Flash on their computers....just makes you wonder how they make the insane profits they make.
I also notice that every Mac owner is an apologist, or doesn't care that they are being locked out of some very basic functionality by Apple.
Oh, and let's not forget the completely audacious claim that Apple products are immune to malware and viruses...
05-05-2012 08:51 PM
Wow. All the OP wanted to know is if a certain computer had a certain port. Instead, same tired Mac vs. PC rehash.