15 inch MBP is too expensive.

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  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, 15 inch MBP is too expensive. I don't understand why.

    13 MBP starts at 1199 dollars.

    And then all of sudden 15 inch MBP

    goes for 1799 dollars. Why?

    I just don't understand why 15 inch costs so much more than 13 inch.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Check all of the specs very closely
    They are very different machines, not just in size
     
  3. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    More pixels and discrete graphics, and in addition the 15" has a different processor. Plus it weighs an extra 1.1 lb :D
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So don't buy it!
     
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Look at the specs and you will clearly see why. better screen, arrandale cpu, graphics card, larger hdd, ect ect.
     
  6. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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  7. cootersgarage6, Feb 9, 2011
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    Look

    Look at it, the specs are very different. Mainly because they use the intel i series chips.. an i5 is great, that's really good. The bigger screen is also more expensive for them to make, and is a higher resolution. It also has dual graphics cards.

    It's mainly the Apple name that is so trusted, and so stable, and the OS that stays into date and runs so smoothly for a long time that makes it so expensive.
    But yes, they can make it cheaper.
     
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  9. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    Yes, BMW M3 is too expensive. I don't understand why.

    328i starts at $33,500 dollars.

    And then all of sudden M3

    goes for $55,000. Why?

    I just don't understand why M3 costs so much more than 328i.
     
  10. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    Then buy something else.
     
  11. Gr80Likes2Boogi macrumors regular

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    Well played.
     
  12. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    Just drink a few less Starbucks and work a few more hours and you can afford one.

    Would go nice with the new air you got...good deal on that.
     
  13. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    One test drive will show most people....and then go test drive the M1....to really confuse the matter.

    Decisions; decisions!!!!
     
  14. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    old CPU (which wasn't really upgraded in 2010), very small (250GB) harddisk, 1280 x 800 screen, integrated graphics, in my opinion the 13" is actually the one doesn't worth the money.
     
  15. Maddix macrumors member

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    For $1799, I think the standard hard drive should be 500 GB's.
     
  16. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    yeah but a 13" isn't a 328i and a M3 is not a 15"
     
  17. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Despite the great build quality, stable OS and all the advantages everybody knows, Apple really overcharges a lot for the harddisk drive.
     
  18. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    thats just life, and we just gotta deal with the prices.
     
  19. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Was literally about to use that exact comparison lmfao. I for some reason always look at apple's products specifically the laptops as like BMW.
    regular macbook is like 328i
    13" C2D is like 335i
    15" Low end is like M3
    15" High end is like M5
    17" 7 series

    and the MacBook air's are like the 1 series. New and "hip".

    I love BMW and apple :D :D :D
     
  20. moosez3 macrumors member

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    Perfect! haha!
     
  21. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    No competition is the reason. No other computer manufacturer has a Mac OS. They got the market cornered.
     
  22. C01E macrumors member

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    Apple overcharges for everything they sell, Its apple, Its not new, Its not hidden, Its how they are. (Just like sony for that matter.)

    But you get a GREAT machine for what you pay (Just like Sony,) The number one thing I tell any customer looking for a new PC (any PC) "You really do get what you pay for!"
     
  23. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Yes sure, I love my MBP and I bought the one with i7 and 500GB HDD, it's working brilliantly and hands down the most solid and beautiful laptop I have ever owned. I just think they should offer a 1TB drive in higher end configurations to better suit in the Pro name and the price.

    But Apple is not like Sony :D Apple overcharges you and gives you a working product to use; Sony overcharges you and gives you crap (personal experience; no offense).
     
  24. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    You can put a 1TB HDD in your MBP for 50-70 bucks cheaper than Apple charges for a 500gb HDD AND save your original drive.
     
  25. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    500GB Harddisk is the default configuration for my MBP 15" i7 2.66 :cool:
     

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