Any chance of a price drop with MMB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by merrymoon, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. merrymoon macrumors newbie

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    Hey -

    I have been going back and forth between the idea of getting a macbook or an iMac...

    I was recently set on getting an iMac until I saw my cello teacher's new macbook, and it is gorgeous!!

    I can't spend over $1100 on a computer (that's my price after edu. discount) and I was wondering if there was any likelihood of a price drop on the macbooks with the release of merom... I would really like a dvd burner and a bigger hard drive... thank you!

    ::edit::

    I just realized that refurb. core duo macbooks (2.0GHZ, Superdrive) are 1100, so this is an option too - will the price on refurbished core duo macbooks go down with the release of C2D?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I doubt we'll see a price drop. The Core 2 Duo chips are coming in at the same price points as the Core Duo. We could see a few more other bumps like RAM or hard drive, but I wouldn't count on it. My money says that the price points will stay the same. But I don't know anything. :)
     
  3. merrymoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how long does it usually take for new refurbished models to show up in the apple store after the new models are released??
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The search function would tell you that there are already refurbished models of the current Core 2 Duo iMac and Core Duo Macbook. ;)
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    u need to check refurbished list daily
    also, check compusa and microcenter store after the release of new MB.
     
  6. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    at this point, i think it is safe to say Apple's business plan includes pissing everyone off and not putting Merom in their notebook line.
     
  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Buy from Amazon.com. No shipping/immediate tax charge and a $100 rebate.
     
  8. Graeme A macrumors 6502

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    Read this from PC World.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,127021/article.html

    "...Should you kick yourself for buying that Core Duo notebook in May?

    PC World tests suggest you shouldn't sweat it too much. Notebooks get only a small performance boost with Intel's new processor, formerly code-named Merom, and battery life appears to remain about the same..."

    Maybe Apple is not so dumb after all.
     

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