View Full Version : Listing of MBA price reduction from 2008 til now?

Apr 15, 2013, 09:24 AM
Has anyone made a spreadsheet of how much MBA has fallen over time?

I wonder, because many people have argued that the Retina MBPs will fall over time, perhaps in a similar fashion.

I remember MBA being very very expensive when it launched. In 2008? And then many years later, they released a 999 dollars Macbook Air. But I believe that was the 11 inch. So specifically I am wondering how much the 13-Inch MBA has become cheaper of time. How much has the value increased compared to when it came out.

And do you guys think that it was due to innovative tech or the pressure from other Ultrabooks that followed MBA that became the catalyst for the pricedrop?

Also, I am wondering if, they choose to make a Retina MBA, if the price will skyrocket, close to something like 2000 dollars as a starter price, and I wonder how long it will take for the price to go down for those rMBAs(if they make them!)

Apr 15, 2013, 09:32 AM
You can find specs on all Apple products, including original price, by visiting EveryMac.com (http://www.everymac.com).

MacBook Air "Core 2 Duo" 1.8 13" (Original) (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook-air/specs/macbook-air-core-2-duo-1.8-13-specs.html)
Originally, this custom configuration -- equipped with a 1.8 GHz processor and a 64 GB solid-state drive -- cost US$3098. On July 8, 2008, Apple dropped the upgraded price to US$2598.

Apr 15, 2013, 12:31 PM
Well I have no idea what Apple's price history, I just know my magic number is <usd$1,000. If above that, I have to justify it to my "accountant" why is good to spend it on something that will go obsolete in 3 years than food. ;)