Any benefits for pro and air lines if white mb killed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gonnabuyamacbsh, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

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    I notice a lot of people want the white macbook killed. Especially pro and air owners. Why?

    I want it gone because I don't think apple will ever go less than the $999 mark for a laptop and hope if white mb is killed 13" mbp could start at $999 like the 11" mba.
     
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I completely agree with you in why I want the white MacBook gone. I also think it's ugly and essentially a MacBook Pro in a crappier body. However, as discussed in another thread, Apple may be keeping the white MacBook purely for psychological reasons. When the consumer sees that the 13" MBP is only $200 above the $999 of the white MacBook, he/she may be lured into spending just "a little bit more" on the better build quality, keyboard, and screen. This has to help Apple sell a heapload of the 13" pros.
     
  3. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    I would also imagine that the MB is seen more in certain professional/rental/loaner places than the Pro due to costs, as it still sells very well, yet virtually everyone I know with a Mac laptop has a MBP:confused:
     
  4. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    If Apple are still able to sell heaps of MBs then why should they get rid of it? Apple's marketing department are pretty sharp and have proved themselves year-in, year-out and I would never question them.

    The white MB is their entry-level notebook and most probably an important component to Apple's overall marketing strategy.
     
  5. gonnabuyamacbsh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah....

    I'm pretty sure I didn't ask how having the white mb benefits apple lulz
     
  6. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    This.


    But IF the white MB is killed... Would something replace it at the same price point? Maybe the 13" MBP? Don't see this happening, though.
     
  7. croooow macrumors 65816

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    They actually were able to make "LOL" even more annoying :eek:
     
  8. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    I always read these things literally and I'm like... what? What is a LULZ?
     
  9. croooow macrumors 65816

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    I kept seeing it pop up on the forum today and thought it was Lutz from 30 Rock:

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    (Lutz is the one dressed as Bofa Fett if you don't watch the show)
     

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