Apple just yanked $100 extra for a i7 17". Explain.

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  1. Boostin macrumors member

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    I just realized, that apple shanked me for an extra $100. Apple has consistenly charged $200 for the bigger screen on all their computers. When looking at old models, the 13" top of the line went for $1499. Entry level 15" went for $1699. $200 price difference and only difference was screen size. Then, top of the line 15" was $2299. The 17" was $2499. Again, $200 difference. Even the iMac line which is $1499 for top of the line 21.5", then $1699 for entry 27". Now, take a look at the top of line 15". It's $2199 with an i7. The 17" is $2299 with an i5. If you upgrade the 17" to a i7 it becomes $2499. Which makes it now a $300 upgrade, for the "exact" same hardware as a top of line 15", and the same screen size that apple was charging $200 for a mere week ago. I personally find this ridiculous. Again, don't get me wrong, I still ordered it and am excited as hell to have it, but I find this total ********. Pardon my French. Lemme know your guys thoughts.
     
  2. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't it still 200 over the top of line 15" with the high res option?
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    take a peak at the descriptions. There is more then screen size between the two.


    research, not assume.
     
  4. Boostin thread starter macrumors member

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    I see no difference. Other then screen size. If I'm missing something, please go right ahead but I see nothing.
    And ya it is, but Apple has always had the 15" at the 1440 resolution. So u can't consider the upgrade on the 15" ehh comparing to the 17".
     
  5. Linkzi macrumors newbie

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    Supply and Demand! Now both i7 antiglare MBPs are 5-7 days shipping. The 17" went to that time frame first.
     
  6. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    you get express card slot + 1 usb.. both nice but not worth 2-300 more.. for what it costs apple, these should come standard on all
     
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't the 17" have at least a card slot that the 15" doesn't?

    To be honest I have not been interested in the MBP range, and have not looked for a bit, but at last look the 17" came with features not available on the other models. This is why I did not purchase a new one. I only need a 13" screen, and was not about to pay all that extra cash, just so I could get a PCM slot.
     
  8. flat five macrumors 601

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    I dunno, maybe you just save more on the 15". The 17 used to be 2499 as a base + extra for the better processor. Now it's 2499 with the best processor.
     
  9. mastermind6192 macrumors member

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    Differences in 17'

    The 17' has three USB ports instead of two, a express card 34 slot instead of an SD slot, and a higher resolution screen
     
  10. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    OP...you're right...it is frustrating...but the 17inch has bigger battery(though it doesn't matter now as the whole MBP line has the same battery life) and also an express card slot...

    personally i think the MBPs are slightly overpriced...the latest ones have a 3 year old graphic card...although the ipods are fantastic...
    apple isn't the same anymore... :(
     
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I don't know why the jumped the price, all of the explanations listed above (USB, ExpressCard, battery life) are all things that existed prior to this last update.

    The logical explanation is: because Apple can.
     
  12. rwd hero macrumors 6502

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    Really? Come on man. These forums are occupied by people from all over the world, and English is not everyones first language. Grammar correction posts should be deleted.
     

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