Are the prices that out of line?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by robjulo, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. robjulo macrumors 65816

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    I originally gasped when I saw the prices, but I'm looking at the surface book with performance base prices right now and the new MBP actually looks cheaper.

    The new Surface Book with Performance Base, 256 GB SSD, 8GB ram, i7 is $2399. A similarly spec'd MBP is $2099.

    Are Apple's prices really that out of whack or am I just missing something? (I haven't looked at similar Dell and Lenovo yet).
     
  2. jerryk macrumors 68040

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  4. robjulo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I know. I was referring to the price alone.

     
  5. wallysb01 macrumors 65816

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    Lonovo P50

    4K screen
    Xeon E3-1505M v5 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.70GHz)
    32GB(8x4) DDR4 2133MHz SoDIMM
    512GB SSD PCIe-NVMe
    NVIDIA Quadro M2000M 4GB
    $2050

    15 MacBook Pro

    3K screen (but probably better than above despite less pixels)
    i7-6820HQ upto 3.8 GHz
    16GB of RAM
    Radeon Pro 460 4GB RAM
    512GB SSD
    $3100

    I'd say 50% more expensive that something more or less the same, arguably better in some regards, is "out of line".
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    It is hard not to consider tablet mode since that THE key features that distinguishes the Surface book from other notebooks. Adding that feature probably added 30% to the cost and definitely forced a lot of design changes (lower powered CPU, lots of mechanical complication to detach, OS changes to detect and attach/detach, etc. ).
     
  7. robjulo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I just looked at the Dell as well, as someone had suggested, same sort of result as the Lonovo.

    I'm not sure what I'm going to do at this point.

     

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