New Macbooks in MWSF likely?

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  1. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Has anyone else actually noticed that the prices of refurbished units is especially good this time of the year? Usually refurbished prices are in the ballpark of educational pricing, but now you can actually snag a C2D 2.16ghz MBP for a cool 1599, much lower than student price!

    Could this mean Apple is desperately trying to clear stocks in preparation of something hot coming soon? :cool:
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    What would they update it to? Santa Rosa isn't out yet, they would have to announce the product and ship it at a later time if they updated it at all.
     
  3. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    It could. I have my eye on the black MacBook @ $999.

    I'm not expecting a refresh on either the MBs or the MBPs until Northern Hemisphere Summer, but I've been wrong before.
     
  4. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Exactly, that's why I was wondering.

    The refurb prices on Macbooks and Macbook Pros are really very good. Too good. Like they are hiding something. :cool:
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    unless you're talking about a refurb or a reseller, don't hold your breath.

    i doubt a MacBook update will happen at MWSF but i expect to see something before or at the time Leopard is released (Spring '07).


    edit: just came across this:

     
  6. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I saw the 2 macs in question, the blackbook has 80gb hard drive with 512mb of ram while the macbook has 1gb. Factoring in Apple's super premium memory modules results in the whitebook costing more.
     
  7. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    Regardless of whether or not new MacBooks come out at MWSF, I plan on buying a refurbished MacBook once Apple starts including Leopard with Refurbs.

    I can wait a few months in order to save $129.
     
  8. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    The MacBooks just got updated...What else can they possibly do?

    My only problem with the MacBook is that stupid graphics card...
     
  9. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    last year, imacs were updated in october and then updated AGAIN in early january.
     
  10. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    What I would love for them to come out on MWSF is a MBP 12" model. Then I would make switch from PPC to Intel
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, to Intel.

    Now, Intel don't have anything to upgrade a MacBook to until around April when the Santa Rosa chipset lobs. Until then it's Mac mini and Mac Pro in the lineup for upgrades and the rest of MWSF will be new software, a Leopard preview (no release, no shipping date announced, just a preview) and a new product.
     
  12. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh yea, then I will wait till the end of next year, wait for them to sort out all the Rev A issues, then buy a stinkin' refurb :D
     

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