Could the MBP Price go up?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gazfocus, Jan 16, 2008.

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Do you think the MacBook Pro price could increase?

  1. Yes

    14.3%
  2. No

    85.7%
  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    #1
    Something no-one's mentioned...

    Does anyone think that when the new MBP's come out they will be more expensive to make a bigger divide between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro?

    Would you pay the higher price?

    I really hope this will not happen but I guess it could be possible.
     
  2. match311 macrumors member

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    Apple has held their prices fixed for a while (on laptops of course *cough* iphone price drop *cough*) so I would say no. But I see your concern.
     
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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  4. gescom macrumors regular

    gescom

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    I am certainly no authority on this however I wouldn't think so. The Macbook Air is a product that is really catering to a niche market in my opinion. It is just a macbook lt so to speak where as the MBP has always something under the hood. :D
     
  5. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

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    Of course it could... but I don't think it will.
     
  6. djellison macrumors 68020

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    They're already over-priced. A hike would be the last straw for me I'm afraid.

    Doug
     
  7. lbeaumont macrumors member

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    If they did it would be the last straw.

    Australians already pay a $700 AUD premium compared to the US price.
     
  8. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    all the years i have been a mac user, prices have never risen. prices may drop as new stuff comes out, but you wont see it rise.
     
  9. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Oh contraire!

    When the smaller iMac was discontinued last summer, the price did indeed "shift" upwards. While it can't be considered an increase, it can be considered a shift to a more expensive price point (which although unlikely with the mbp, is still a possibility).

    Nonetheless, I voted "no" in the poll. The odds of if happening are incredibly low.
     
  10. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    you got me there, but in my own self defense, i was talking about macbook pros, and G4s.
     
  11. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Well uh... let's see what's gonna be on it and then talk price, since that's what Apple is going to have done :)
     
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    IIRC, you're quite correct in that regard.

    When the conversion to Intel took place, I believe the base 15" Powerbook was a little more than $2000 (was it $2099?) and when "macbook pro" was the new moniker, the price dropped.
     
  13. G.I. Joe macrumors regular

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    Why would they increase the price just to set a price/product difference? If the price indeed raises it will be because of the features/hardware.

    One more thing. MBA and MBP have nothing to do with each other. Two complete different worlds.

    There is just no comparison possible!
     

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