Death of entry level Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shackler, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Shackler macrumors 6502a

    Shackler

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    To me it seems gauranteed to happen in 2008. With a small hard drive and its still using a combo drive instead of superdrive, i think they will eliminate it all together and possible lower the price of the higher end white one.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Probably not. They always keep a low-end crippled model to suggest a low starting price. Superdrives won't become standard on Macbooks until there's an established standard beyond DVD-rw in the higher-end machines. Sort of how the iBooks didn't get combo drives standard until Superdrives were already standard in higher iBooks and Powerbooks.
     
  3. faber2001 macrumors newbie

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    it's difficult to say... who knows ?

    according to apple's web page, macbook is the top selling product !!!

    the profit margins for the pro models are higher but i think that the

    cash cow (let alone ipods and iphones) for apple is the consumer models

    such such as the macbook and the imac.

    over the last two years, apple's focus swifted to ipod.

    market data over the last two months demonstrate that the ipod

    market has peaked. iphone sales are high but not the ones expected

    especially in eu and uk. nevertheless, apple mac hardware is expanding !!!

    it's the low end models that drive this market.
     

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