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leez
Dec 29, 2008, 12:15 PM
Ok, nice, I do have MacBook Air 1.6 Rev A.... I'm pretty happy with it, untill I need to do Photoshop, large, "manymultilayered" file... whatever, but now, do I need to live with that ? No, I want to upgrade, maybe rev B, more likely strong MacBook 2.4 (new one) or even better, MacBook Pro 2.4. But now to the point...:

My Air is worth half the price now (let's say 700),

MacBook Air revB: 1,271. So: Add 571 to the upgrade.
MacBook 2.4: 1,125 (+425)
MacBook Pro 2.4: 1,369 (+669)

But now here's the thing. To wait or not to wait ? Apple releases are ONLY based on speculations and rumors !!! No pre-announces, no time-line, nothing... and I don't like that :).

Anyway what would you recommend ? Did a research here and there, I'll probably go for the MacBook 2.4.. or wait, maybe Apple got a surprise in Jan. Pff ;). They should have something like a "swap your old for a new one" thing. At least for the same product line.



SummerBoy
Dec 29, 2008, 12:51 PM
get a macbook

archipellago
Dec 29, 2008, 12:52 PM
so you paid top note for a feature lacking, overhyped, under performing gimmick and now its Apple's fault?

the smart thing to do would have been to buy a MB or MBP back when you bought the MBA.

Upgrades are a fact of tech life...just don't fall for the hype or believe a word SJ says and you'll be fine.

have you looked at the refurb store??

bigjnyc
Dec 29, 2008, 12:54 PM
if they announced their future products that would kill sales of their current products because everyone would stop buying and just wait for the new ones. that would be dumb for a corporation who is trying to make money.

SnowLeopard2008
Dec 29, 2008, 12:56 PM
so you paid top note for a feature lacking, overhyped, under performing gimmick and now its Apple's fault?

the smart thing to do would have been to buy a MB or MBP back when you bought the MBA.

Upgrades are a fact of tech life...just don't fall for the hype or believe a word SJ says and you'll be fine.

have you looked at the refurb store??

it's not feature lacking. it's not overhyped. its not under performing. if you would like to see those 3 things in a computer, go check out the netbooks category.

justit
Dec 29, 2008, 01:10 PM
They should have something like a "swap your old for a new one" thing.

What manufacturer, aside from dangerous defects, does a trade in policy? You're arguing against capitalism. :D

leez
Dec 29, 2008, 01:13 PM
if they announced their future products that would kill sales of their current products because everyone would stop buying and just wait for the new ones. that would be dumb for a corporation who is trying to make money.

Agree, but they should just gave me the chance to upgrade HDD ! Doesn't matter now, my decision, doesn't regret it, just bit disappointed.

leez
Dec 29, 2008, 01:16 PM
What manufacturer, aside from dangerous defects, does a trade in policy? You're arguing against capitalism. :D

Apple.com: "Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosures...". Melt mine, I'll pay 200 for a new one :). How simple is that. Wouldn't it be the meaning of word recyclable ?

justit
Dec 29, 2008, 01:18 PM
Apple.com: "Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosures...". Melt mine, I'll pay 200 for a new one :). How simple is that. Wouldn't it be the meaning of word recyclable ?

trade in ≠ recyclable

leez
Dec 29, 2008, 01:25 PM
trade in ≠ recyclable

(trade in ≠ recyclable) true if (notebook ≠ recyclable)

Anyway just imagine that....new series comes out, you go to Apple Store with your old one, they're moving all your files to a brand new one, with a small fee, called the "upgrade fee" :D. Now you need to sell it by yourself, loose money, time.... It's just so not-Appleish ;)

leez
Dec 29, 2008, 01:35 PM
the smart thing to do would have been to buy a MB or MBP back when you bought the MBA.

It wouldn't be a smart thing... I would regret it after buying MB or MBP, because a new line just came out... now I'm just disappointed :). I do have alu, I do have nice trackpad, I do have a nice looking Mac... but I need more power :D !

liketom
Dec 29, 2008, 01:43 PM
as it goes PCWorld.co.uk have the version A Air in at 799 (http://www.pcworld.co.uk:80/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0054334990.1230579645@@@@&BV_EngineID=cceladegdghjleecflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=074398&category_oid=) and i am mighty tempted

Shame about the re-sell value , i remember the day's when you bought a 1000 Mac , had it for 9 Months then sold it on for 850 :rolleyes:

Mactagonist
Dec 29, 2008, 04:12 PM
Anyway just imagine that....new series comes out, you go to Apple Store with your old one, they're moving all your files to a brand new one, with a small fee, called the "upgrade fee" :D. Now you need to sell it by yourself, loose money, time.... It's just so not-Appleish ;)

Sure. That costs about $1800/PA. Apple will happily dispose of the old machine after your yearly upgrade.

jaw04005
Dec 29, 2008, 04:36 PM
What manufacturer, aside from dangerous defects, does a trade in policy? You're arguing against capitalism. :D

Dell. :rolleyes:

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/tradein_program?c=us&cs=19&s=dhs&dgc=IR&cid=11973&lid=913137&~ck=anavml

kastenbrust
Dec 29, 2008, 04:40 PM
Dell. :rolleyes:

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/tradein_program?c=us&cs=19&s=dhs&dgc=IR&cid=11973&lid=913137&~ck=anavml

omg Dell will only trade in the best latest apple 17" Macbook pro for only $400!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

leez
Dec 29, 2008, 04:54 PM
Dell. :rolleyes:

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/tradein_program?c=us&cs=19&s=dhs&dgc=IR&cid=11973&lid=913137&~ck=anavml

There you go... not just saying, "we are green", but actually doing something green. I like :).

So one more time... imagine, App Store, your old MacBook, they give you some discount with the new one... simple, green, straight forward.

TSE
Dec 29, 2008, 10:56 PM
What would they do with the old laptop that you trade in? Resell it? Then for the price they would offer you for your old laptop, it would actually be better for you to sell it not to apple, but to somebody else, then buy the laptop you want.

If they recycled the laptop's case and just added in new parts, quality control would go way down.

Fuchal
Dec 29, 2008, 11:29 PM
Even my 2.5ghz 4GB ram 17" Macbook Pro chokes on large PSDs for me sometimes, so I don't think it gets a whole lot better on a laptop.

fyrefly
Dec 31, 2008, 10:17 AM
If you're looking for Photoshop, you don't want a new MB Aluminum - they have really crappy 6-bit screens. Washed out colours - it'd be a nightmare if you need to do anything with any sort of colour accuracy...

The MBA or the old MBP (Pre-Unibody Matte) screens are great. Night and Day difference compared to the MB Aluminum screens.