Black Macbook Price

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Steven.nevets, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Steven.nevets macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Since when was the Black Macbook a reasonable deal? Looking on the Canadian store, the top white one is 1449, and the black is 1649. But the black comes with a 120 gb HD, and when you add that to the white book, it comes out to 1629. So a $20 difference for black? That seems very reasonable. Now maybe I will have to get a black one when the time comes...
  2. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    It's definately a better value now with what they have added from when I got mine.
  3. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2007
    They reduced the differential, at one point it used to be $150!
  4. Steven.nevets thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    I know! Soon I'm going to be looking at a macbook for university, and although I loved the black, $150 seemed like too much for a different colour. Now that it is much more reasonable, and since I would most likely be upgrading the hard drive anyway, there isn't much reason not to. I just love that matte black.
  5. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

    Cult Follower

    Feb 20, 2007
    North Dakota
    I didn't notice this, thanks for pointing it out. I got a white one because of the earlier price difference of $150
  6. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    use the edu discount. I actually qualified for it, but it doesn't seem like they check at all if I didn't.
  7. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I believe the change came with the C2D models. People were still complaining about the huge price difference and not bothering to read that you got a larger hd with the deal. So if you were going to get the hd anyway, it made the 'black' price premium quite reasonable.
  8. naturallight macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2007

    Does anyone know *why* the HD upgrade is so costly (USD135)? For PC's a similar upgrade is half the cost. Is there something unique about Apple HD's?
  9. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    nothing unique about apple ones, a harddrive is a hardrive :D it's so easy to change on a MB that there is no reason not to buy one and do it youself.

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