£919 Pro Laptop with a 160GB Hard Drive??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacSA, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. MacSA macrumors 68000

    MacSA

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    Hmmm Apple really need to start being a bit more generous with the hardware in their "entry level" computers. As much as I love Apple stuff, charging £919 for a pro laptop with a 160GB hard drive seems a bit obscene. I can get £199 netbooks with the same size hard drives - and now these cheap netbooks are strating to come with £250GB standard.

    Hoping we see an update this month - 250GB should be a minimum at that price
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    Noooo, keep I want it to stay at 160gb so my 2+ year old MBP still feels relevant and young! :p
     
  3. MacSA thread starter macrumors 68000

    MacSA

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    oooppps.... meant to say 320GB should be a minimum,
     
  4. andothfc macrumors regular

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    Apple lost their chance to up-sell me because of this.

    I've ordered a 27" iMa which will be my main machine so I just needed the cheapest Apple laptop as I won't be using it very often. I was almost ready to spend more than I needed to by getting the base Aluminium 13" but I noticed the 160Gb hard drive is smaller than the stock drive offered with the white macbook.

    I'm not a really heavy user but 160gb is too small, especially when you factor in 20 - 30GB for boot camp. So if I went for the Alu MBP I would also have to fork out for a bigger HDD, which made the price jump too large.

    I prefer the aluminium design and its backlit keyboard but the spec is in desperate need of a bump to, at the very least, get it on a par with the white macbook.
     

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