13" MacBook Pro seems to be a runaway success for Apple ....(wow)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    Anyone else surprised how the new 13" MBP became so instantly popular, in a way I am and in a way I'm not...

    I wonder how many people who where considering the 15" MacBook since it was a "Pro" and the old 13 MB didn't have the same spec's, I wonder how many of them opted for the smaller screen/portability.

    Same for people considering the MB Air, the new 13" MBP stole some buyers from that group I'd guess.

    Lastly, I wonder if all the 12" powerbook owners holding out for a new full featured small notebook if the new 13" MBP would be a suitable replacement?
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    They were almost sold out tonight at the store, luckily they weren't. Otherwise I wouldnt be typing to u right now on my first mac. ;)
     
  3. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    congrats on your first mac. but anyway I don't understand it in a way the specs of the old uniMacbook and the new macbook pro 13" are almost the same they have a slightly faster processor but the same gpu and everything else the only thing that really changed was the title lol.
     
  4. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    I was at Best Buy yesterday getting my 15'', and according to my salesman, they were out of 13'' MBPs. They get new shipments twice a week and they sell out within a couple of days!
     
  5. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    cool, congrat's! they sell out of them in my area, but restock real fast :)
     
  6. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I think the 13in Macbook Pro is the probably the best selling Mac right now. There are so many threads/posts about 13in Macbook Pro. When I was at my local Apple store, I saw many people buying the 13in Macbook Pro.
     
  7. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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    I feel the opposite now. I have a 13 unibody macbook but I want to upgrade to the 15" just for real estate.
     
  8. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I was talkign to a guy in Best Buy and every Best Buy in the Houston area was sold out of the 2.53 13" MBP. Seems pretty high in demand.
     
  9. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    But you have the COLLECTORS EDITION MACBOOK! :D
     
  10. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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    Doesnt mean I am going to sell it for the 15":D
     
  11. midgetsanchez macrumors regular

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    It's because of the price-drop. That and back-to-school-time = students finally able to purchase a Mac without burning holes in their wallets.
     
  12. 1ncr3du10u5 macrumors member

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    I'm guessing it's popular in one of the same ways that netbooks are: it's size. It's a great portable now whereas it's bigger brothers are great, just not as portable.

    If I didn't have my macbook pro right now and was considering getting one, I think I'd opt for the 13", buy extra RAM from Crucial, buy an external monitor for when working at home and I bet I would still save a couple of hundred £££'s
     
  13. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    FIREWIRE !!!
     
  14. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    Well said. Booting from the SD card is also a pretty nifty feature. The screen is amazing now, the battery is amazing. The build quality and trackpad are better than any other notebook in existence. And, the price is perfect.

    Win win win.
     
  15. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I have to agree. I bought the 13" MBP 2.53/SSD. This has got to be the best notebook all the way around that Apple has ever made. Nothing by Apple has been so portable, yet so full featured with a beautiful screen and a fantastic price. I love mine. This one's a true winner winner, chicken dinner! :)
     
  16. jableskg macrumors regular

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    This is my first Mac and i absolutely love it. Portability is great. I honestly thought going from a 17" Dell laptop to a 13" MBP would be a problem (screen wise) but that has not been an issue.

    The fact that it looks better and performs better is what makes the downsizing in screen size not a factor.
     
  17. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    My only gripe is why they don't have a 2.66Ghz in there.
     
  18. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    So Apple makes you get the 15in Macbook Pro.
     
  19. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Oh come on, an extra .13Ghz won't make that much difference.
     
  20. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    I just like the way 2.66 looks as opposed to 2.53? Why clock it at 2.53?
     
  21. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    They're pretty nasty that way. I can't buy a base 24" iMac and get the Radeon 4850 option. :x
     
  22. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    So Apple makes you get the 2.93GHz or 3.06GHz model.
     
  23. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    The unibody 13" MacBook was also a big success. It's not like that product was a failure, and now the "Pro" model has magically transformed it into a best-seller. With an improved LCD, much better battery, faster speeds, FW, SD slot, AND a lower price, people would have to be stupid not to be buy the 13" MacBook Pro if they are in the market for a smaller premium Mac.
     
  24. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    The unibody MacBook was amazing, except for the dismal screen.

    Yeah, I hate that. :p
     
  25. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    1) I would pick the 13 over the 15 similar specs and more portable. If you need additional screen spaces an external monitor or if you need a desktop replacement the 17.

    2) I can't imagine someone buying an air now. Whats up with no design update? Where is the glass trackpad and black border? It looks like an odd ball.

    3) I would think many of the old 12 pb are getting the 13 mbp. Many of them before had bought the 15.

    The 13 is a bigger seller. However all three 13, 15, and 17 are great and selling well.
     

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