$100 price drop for 2011 Airs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bob Coxner, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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  2. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    That would be so awesome. Especially with the student discount which will hopefully still be $50 and the $100 iTunes gift card.

    But I'm not counting on it.
     
  3. endhalf macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't expect Airs to go down with prices... $999 as a entery level price is fine considering Apple marketing is based on being pricy...
     
  4. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the higher MBA get the price drop. Possibly cheaper on the SSD and or RAM upgrade.
     
  5. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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  6. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    I would be surprised if apple drops 100 dollars on 11 inch MBA.

    They might cut the price on highest end MBA models, but low end models are...

    We will see.
     
  7. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    I agree that it would be awesome if the price of the MBA was dropped by $100. But I think it's not likely to happen.

    Unless Apple discontinues the polycarbonate MacBook? I could see it happening if they did that.
     
  8. nathanjbrown macrumors regular

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    I'm anticipating (read: hoping for) a bump in default memory from 2GB to 4GB rather than any sort of price drop. We'll see...
     
  9. Bob Coxner thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could see the base/ultimate 13" drop $100 to bring them in line with the 13" MBP. I recall one story talking about how the 11" is the best seller, Apple might want to pump up sales of the 13".
     
  10. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Makes sense because they are cheaper to make by not including a discrete GPU...
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Would be great to see a price drop of $100. Even better if the base RAM was increased to 4gb. But I think that would be too much to ask for... One can hope though. :)
     
  12. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I would rather see 100 dollars of parts being put in rather than having an extra 100 in my pocket.
     
  13. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Never was a discrete gpu.

    But new gpu is built into cpu this time around instead of the chipset/mb and perhaps that setup is cheaper.

    SB bridge cpus in general seem to be quite a bit faster and cheaper than previous gen cpus.
     
  14. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    i would like the price decrease, but i'm buying it either way.
     
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    Mines already hard :D
     
  17. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Guess you all will join the former Rep. Weiner then LOL

    Seriously though, good news - but not anything to get worked up over...
     
  18. Yinmay macrumors regular

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    Fair 2011 price:
    $999: 11" / 4GB / 64 GB
    $1199: 11" / 4 GB / 128 GB
    $1299: 13" / 4 GB / 128 GB
    $1699: 13" / 8 GB / 256 GB

    Student discount should be $100 rather than $50 especially now that the Back to School is only a $100 gift card.
     
  19. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    I'm already sold on your pricing scheme :D
     
  20. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    at those prices, i would buy the high end 11" in a second.
     
  21. MoreAwesomeDanU macrumors regular

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    that would be sick.

    i doubt it though.. o well we can all dream in the time being :)
     
  22. gpat macrumors 6502a

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    Top 13" will probably cost 1599$ and will have only 4GB. ;)
     
  23. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    Hope this happens, pricing is really fair.
     
  24. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    I would be surprised.. what would happen to the MacBook then?
     
  25. stringent macrumors 6502

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    As Animal from the Muppets would say,

    Go bye bye. Yayayayayayaya! :)
     

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