Anyone else feeling a bit depressed??

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by laudern, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    I purchased a $1500AU macbook back in 2009 which has 4gb of ram, 320gb HDD and a 2.4GHz CPU. Now for around $200 more I can get a Macbook with similar specs but slightly faster. Anyone else find that depressing???
  2. EnesM macrumors 6502


    May 7, 2015
    Are you talking about the Macbook Pro or the new Macbook?
  3. andy9l macrumors 68000

    Aug 31, 2009
    England, UK
    I agree that the MacBook Pro you're referring to - the one they sell for $1699AU - should NOT be available to consumers. It is an outright rip off. In the UK it's the £899 model - non-retina, non-SSD, last updated over 3 years ago (ie. 2012 model).

    That said, tech costs more than it did in 2009. And if you do pay a bit more, you will see a colossal performance increase from your current Mac.

    Even the new MacBook (not Pro) will outperform your current MacBook - especially at general tasks - and it doesn't have a single fan, it's a fraction of the size and weight and it offers a wildly better 'retina' screen.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    No the reason your prices are so high is due to your currency, it's as simple as that.
  5. andy9l macrumors 68000

    Aug 31, 2009
    England, UK
  6. Tech198 macrumors G4

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Exchange rate yes .. U.S is always cheaper.

    I did this when i went to Hong Kong in 2009.... purchased a Mac,, but at customs back here i got $900 import tax....

    so much for getting it cheap. Can't get round it either way.

    (them few month later i sold it for a better one, and payed more for it *minus the aus tax*)

    So ya,, every-time i look at U.S pricing and look at our pricing i feel depressed without even purchasing :(
  7. DevNull0 macrumors 68000

    Jan 6, 2015
    Huh? Have you priced out an Intel i7 CPU, memory, or a GTX 970 graphics card recently? Tech is amazingly cheap and amazingly powerful. It's only Apple that give you the same performance at the same price as 5 years ago.
  8. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    I can't believe people still buy that thing. If you've already got one then sure, throw in a SSD and max out the RAM to get a semi-decent performer...but to buy one new?
  9. JackieInCo macrumors 601

    Jul 18, 2013
    I believe that is still today, the best selling MacBook. That is why Apple is still selling it today. Look at the BestBuy website for that MBP, they get about 10+ review on that thing per day by people buying it. I read that I think on Cult of Mac how it is still a top seller.

    I bought one at BestBuy last summer shortly after I bought my 15" 2015 MBP. BestBuy had their cyber Monday sale at the end of July and combines with my rewards certs, I paid just over $700. I would have never paid full price for it. I upgraded the ram to 16GB for $71. Mine was manufactured in May of 2015.

    It's still a great laptop for web browsing and other non CPU intensive tasks at least if you don't want to take a lot of time doing them.
  10. cmm macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2006
    Manhattan & Zürich
    Wow, that makes you depressed? Incredibly callous.
  11. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003

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