CTO Pricing - rMB

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  1. newellj macrumors 601

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    Has anyone seen pricing for the CPU upgrades on the CTO versions? If I had to pull a number out of my hat, I'd guess $200 for the 1.1gHz>1.3gHz and $100 for the 1.2gHz>1.3gHz option. Opinions?
     
  2. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds about right to me. I'm doing the 1.3GHz BTO.
     
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  4. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    You could certainly be right - hope not. The rMBP line bumps CPUs up in $100 increments:

    • 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    • 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz [Add $100.00]
    • 3.1GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz [Add $200.00]

    But the MBA line goes up in a single, $150 increment.
     
  5. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    If you look at the options on the other macs for increased processors, they are $100 to $200. (MBA upgrade: $150; MBP upgrade: $100(2.9)/$200(3.1).

    Since the speed differences are relatively minor (less so for turbo) and because processing power is low overall I would hope that they would be closer to $100.

    I'm hoping it'll be $150 or less... I don't think I would spend $200 for such a small processing boost.

    That said, Apple's pricing is sometimes a bit weird. For instance, upgrading from a 2.7 to 2.9 MBP is $100, from 2.7 to 3.1 is $200, BUT from 2.9 to 3.1 is $200. I would think that 2.9 to 3.1 should be $100 since the base price already includes the 2.9 chip price.

    Looking at the 15"MBP, it's $300 with 2.2 to 2.8 but only $200 from 2.5 to 2.8 which would make sense since going from 2.2 to 2.5 is $100.

    Go figure with Apple. Point is, I'm not paying out the butt for a very modest increase in processing power in a computer that i'm just using for word processing, internet, and light Illustrator usage.

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    Like I stated in my post above: going from 2.9 to 3.1 is still $200. Go figure.
     
  6. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's $200 because it's two steps up from the base CPU and price. Each step is $100 for that machine on the CTO "menu." That's why my WAG is that going from 1.1gHz to 1.3gHz will run $200, while going from 1.2gHz to 1.3gHz will run $100.

    Edit - OK, I see what you're saying. Yes, the pricing on the CPU upgrade for the 2.9gHz standard rMBP is such that you'd think it would be $100 to go one step up, but it's not, it's $200. Odd indeed.

     
  7. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say 1.3 GHz BTO going to be $100 extra for both models.
     
  8. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I can't immagine that it could be more.
     
  9. Alloy201 Suspended

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    With the 1.3 option are we looking at about a week for the wait time or do you expect it to be longer?
     
  10. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    I bet Apple will have the 512GB model + 1.3GHz upgrade available in their stores. The Apple stores usually carry an "ultimate" model of each laptop in stock.
     
  11. danielwerner macrumors regular

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    What about 1,2 ghz and 256 gb? Why isn't that an option?
     
  12. avon75 macrumors newbie

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    I've just been to a London Apple Store, their table iPads are updated with the new MacBooks and only the 2 models are listed. No 1.3GHz option.
     
  13. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    And you didn't snap some pics to share with us??? :eek:
     
  14. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    The iPads on the table`s it`s the same in all the stores; tech details and pricing of the new MacBook, same here in Asia, no detail on the 1.3 yet.

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  15. avon75 macrumors newbie

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    Too busy chatting to a blue shirt about the new MacBooks, he reckoned they will both be in stock on launch day and the 1.3Ghz will only be available via the web store.

    I was at the MBA table and he was the one who flicked the comparison screen to the left which showed the new models.
     
  16. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I misread the post. :eek: I thought the store had rMBs out on the tables, not iPads with updated product info. Must be getting anxious? :D
     
  17. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    I was hoping to see if the 1.3 would be sold in store, as my local carries all of the maxed models. No word from the staff, usual tight lipped approach.Anyway we will see soon enough...

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    Well, we already know that the upgrade from 1.1Ghz to 1.2Ghz will be $300. $1299 vs $1599. But you also get the 512GB SSD in that upgrade.

    Looks like the 1.2Ghz will only be available with the larger SSD. Thus I would imagine that the 1.3Ghz option will be $200 for the base model and $100 for the 1.2Ghz model.

    Likely it will be $1299 -> $1499 upgrading the base model, and $1599 -> $1699 upgrading the 1.2Ghz model.

    Are they allowing a 1.1Ghz 512GB model? I don't think so...

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    I'm thinking it is because you go from a i5 to an i7 in both the MBA and the final 13" rMBP processor jumps, that's probably the justification for the more than $100 upgrade price.
     

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