Article: Apple’s SSD Pricing is Bizarre

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  1. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I'm sure the ssd in the air and the pro is not the same. From what I remember, the flash on the air comes in sticks like memory whereas in the air, it's a standard 2.5" drive, which of course is probably much cheaper. $150 cheaper? Probably not, but hey price is one way of differentiating.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It makes perfect sense. The price of the SSD is determined by the standard HD. SSD is 50$ cheaper in high-end 13" because it has 500GB HD which is a 50$ BTO in low-end. 750GB HD is a 150$ BTO, thus the SSD is 150$ cheaper in models with 750GB HD.

    Same stuff, just different form factor. Both use the same Toshiba controller and Toshiba NANDs.
     
  4. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    +1. I don't see anything inconsistent or confusing. Why do people write articles like this? I guess research and brains have nothing to do with just posting articles to get hits.
     
  5. zenio macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. It is a fact of life. It's always been that way. It's easy, you just accept that Apple charges excessively & pay it. I don't even pay attention to prices anymore, that will only frustrate you. I just pay the obscene prices and know that it's going into my Apple stock. The proof is I bought a huge amount at under $20 per share, kept on buying and amassing more shares, now look at the price per share. So it's all relevant. So what if were paying for the Apple logo & name.
     
  6. Gen macrumors 6502a

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  7. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    Just like every other major company apple too are greedy bastards. What else is new?
     
  8. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    BTO almost always outrageous.

    SAme with models above the base model.
     
  9. Benjamins macrumors 6502a

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    I think they say "Bizarre" as in really weird.

    Same SSD cost differently across different model.
     
  10. dime21 macrumors 6502

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    the ssd pricing seems pretty normal to me. what a stupid article. they point out the difference in upgrade cost across the different machines, but they fail to mention what they are upgrading -from-. Which makes their comparison completely useless.
     
  11. rebby macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what I was thinking. If you really break things down, I think the upgrade pricing is pretty close to (or exactly) the same across all models.
     
  12. WMuntean macrumors regular

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    How embarrassing for whoever wrote that article.
     

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