What the lineup should be

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xy14, May 22, 2006.

  1. xy14 macrumors 6502

    xy14

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    I, for one, think that the new configuration of macbooks and mbp's is kind of stupid sooo.... heres my proposal.

    $499 iBook 12" 1024/768
    256mb ram
    integrated graphics
    30gb hd
    airport included (no bluetooth)

    $599 iBook 12" 1024/768
    512mb ram
    integrated graphics
    60gb hd
    airport included (bluetooth: $70)

    $899 MacBook 13" 1280/800
    512mb ram
    integrated graphics
    80gb hd
    airport/bluetooth included

    $1299 MacBook 13" 1280/800
    1gb ram
    64mb graphics
    100gb hd
    airport/bt included

    $1599 MacBook 15"
    2gb ram
    128mb graphics
    120gb hd
    airport/bt

    $1999 Macbook 17"
    2gb ram
    256mb graphics
    200gb hard drive

    Best of all, all the MacBooks would come with a standard white, with the option of black for $50, or aluminum for $100. The iBooks would be sold exclusively for the education market.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Good luck with that. ;)

    BTW, what 200GB HD are you going to shoehorn into an MBP?
     
  3. xy14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    xy14

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    I dont know but they better develop it.
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    I think you should email this to Steve ;)

    I've got to say, I think Apple already has the right idea. I think continuing iBooks would be a mistake, and the current lineup already provides something for most people - even if it is at a price above what most people would like to pay.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I'm sure that *someday*, there will be a 200GB laptop hard drive. But there isn't one today. That's all I was saying.

    As for the rest of it... let me see the data that says that it's good for a company's long-term bottom line to get into the $500 laptop business, and then we'll talk. If Apple can continue to major revenue and profit gains using the current model, I really don't see the rationale for them to get into selling Cheap Crap™. :(
     
  6. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    You realize that you're asking for five different computers and a $200 price cut on an already bargain-priced MacBook, right, not to mention up to $500 price cuts elsewhere? It's not the specifications that are unrealistic (aside from the hard drive), it's the prices.
     
  7. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    So basically, you took the existing laptop lineup, added features and also made them less expensive. Pure genius! What is Apple thinking? Are they trying to make money or something?
     
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    can i get the 45sec back that i wasted on this thread....
     
  11. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    Not out today. I am sure it will be cheap enough to put in the MBP and keep them as cheap as this guy is proposing. Your proposal is outrageous to say the least. It sounds good. but won't work.

    Are you a PC user?

     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, I'm sorry ... does the MBP 17" support 12.5mm drives?
     

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