Apple Lowers Prices on PowerBooks...12" and 15"

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  1. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    I just stopped by the Apple Online store and saw that their ad banner at the top of the store said new lower prices on the 12" and 15" powerbooks. I saved the image to post here. I also noticed that when I clicked the ad...the actual prices hadn't been adjusted but I think they may have just changed them shortly before I got there...it's 3:22am here. Anyway, maybe they're clearing inventory for new models?? Why no discount on the 17"? Who know.

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    [EDIT] As of 3:46am the correct (and lower) prices are now post to the Apple Store.
     
  2. richie macrumors member

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    Considering the megahertzage of the current 3 models, I can't personally see them refreshing one line without the other. So why no discount on the 17 inch? I reckon it's been selling *really* well, there's no need to flush the inventory :)
     
  3. maradong macrumors 65816

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    so cool
    i hope that will break to europe as well.. :D over here apples are much more expensive compared to the $ price, even if the euro is about 1.2 $...
     
  4. tiselday macrumors member

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    this certainly shows that the 12" and the 15" powerbooks will be updated/upgraded soon.

    Maybe we'll see a 12" / 15 " 970-based powerbooks sooner than we expected? :)
     
  5. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Clear these babies out for the new 970 PowerBooks! :)
     
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    Good to see Apple lowering their prices, it will hopefully get more switchers :)
     
  7. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    I hope this means new Powerbooks are coming.
    With 970 of course. :D
     
  8. Panther macrumors member

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    Probably just means the 15" is coming, but they couldn't discount it by itself because their'd be only $200 between the 12 and 15"...

    On the other hand, that doesn't make much sense... If they were only $200 apart, that might make potential 12" customers consider the 15" instead, so the inventory would go down faster...

    Perhaps in finding a way to get some of the 17's features into the 15' (e.g. backlit keyboard... fingers crossed), they also worked out how to shoehorn some of them into the 12" too, and they're going to rev it...

    Either way, it looks like my 15" PB wait is almost over :cool:
     
  9. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    So what should I do with my 12" PowerBook? Sell it when and buy a new, improved 12" PowerBook? How much do I stand to lose?

    AppleMatt
     
  10. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    The refurbished 15" pbs have disappeared too.
     
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  12. alia macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if the new 15" powerbooks would keep the new low price... that would be GREAT, since that's the model I'm waiting for.

    I hope to switch sometime this summer! Wahoo!

    :D


    Alia
     
  13. mian macrumors member

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    12 inch super drive $1999 now $1799
    12 inch $1799 now $1599

    15 inch super drive $2799 now $2599
    15 inch $2299 now $1999
     
  14. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    Previous prices were $1,799 for 12", $2,299 for 15"... The new prices are very close, if not exactly the same as, the educational departmental (i.e. not individual ed.) prices.

    With 12", you can now basically get the SuperDrive for free... Kinda nice.

    AppleMatt: Why not hold on to your 12"?
    Do you really need whatever gets added? If you get obsessive about your machine being top of the line, you are gonna be spending quite a bit of $$$.

    [babble]
    But I know the feeling... I've had my 12" since Feb. and it's a little "sad" to see prices drop and/or new features added.

    ...Not really, though, 4 months worth of fun using the machine is certainly worth the $200 price difference... And I'd probably be more upset if I had waited this long, pay $1,599 for one now and then see it update next month... Maybe. (This was my first Mac so until I had purchased one, I wouldn't have followed MacRumors. So I wouldn't have learned about upcoming(?) updates.)
    [\babble]
     
  15. solvs macrumors 603

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    Hang on to it. It should be good for awhile. Unless you have to have the latest and greatest, or can justify the expense, it should be ok until something really cool (preferably cheaper) comes along. By then, you'll have gottten plenty of use out of your P'Book and it won't be $$$ lost.
     
  16. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Hm. Wondering if i should now ditch my 667 tibook, rev b and get a 12 inch PB.

    Hmmmm... decisions decisions....
     
  17. Nutzoids macrumors member

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    Good Sign

    This is a very good sign that nothing but good things will be coming from WWDC later this month...The excitment is building!
     
  18. Caravaggio macrumors newbie

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    How about a Desktop Event?!
     
  19. JediMacster macrumors newbie

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    Their numbers are waning...

    My iBook served me well, alas its time has come...

    Soon the PB 15" 970 will be mine... my own... MY PRECIOUS! :D
     
  20. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking the same since I have a 550 version, but looking at the differences in screen sizes I will only upgrade to a 15in Powerbook or maybe the 14in ibook if it gets a faster cpu (1ghz or more) and a better graphics card (at least geforce 4go 440 or radeon 9000m. I will wait and see what WWDC brings.
     
  21. Tommy! macrumors regular

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    edu prices!

    I got my $1799 12" model through dartmouth, and only paid $1499. That means that with the discount, these things are now $1299 through dartmouth! who would not buy one!?! an insane deal! (figuring they keep the same price reductions at the dartmouth store...)
     
  22. iwantanewmac macrumors 6502

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    Don't hold your breath for a 970 powerbook.
    that's going to take QUITE a while before it gets here.
    (if it ever gets here)
     
  23. boxcar macrumors newbie

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    argh!! those bastards. I've been holding out for WWDC, waiting for the 12in to get 1ghz and an l3 cache. but at these prices, with the educational discount and the new bundle offer i can get the 12in superdrive with 60gb HD and a 10gb Ipod for about 1800. How i'm i supposed to wait now!!!!
     
  24. tazo macrumors 68040

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    All I know is that I would be incredibly PO'd if I had just bought the low end combo drive 12'' pb, and could now get a dvd burner for the same price.
     
  25. macnews macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any new rumors if the 15" will get the back lit keyboard? I know a month or so ago people were saying the back light would be only for the 17".
     

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