Does no one realize that the "new" macbook is the same as last years...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bluesTank, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. bluesTank macrumors regular

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    ...Except with a new white case, and maybe a prettier screen and just cheaper?

    "Introducing the completely redesigned, better-in-every-way MacBook. Still just $999."

    "Re-engineered from cover to cover"

    What a bunch of BS
     
  2. SteveMobs macrumors 6502

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  3. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it's the same except it has an LED backlit screen, unibody construction, glass trackpad with multi-touch, and the new longer-lasting batteries...
     
  4. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

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    The OP was referring to the Alum. MacBook.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    And more memory.

    Yeah it's the same all right. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Then shouldn't he have referred to it as the 13" MacBook Pro?
     
  8. joehahn macrumors regular

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    what were you expecting?

    the white macbook did HUGE changes though, both good and bad
     
  9. thabends macrumors member

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    No, he clearly wasn't. The new MacBook is extremely different than the last one. Screen, construction, memory, trackpad, battery...does it have to be a different color to qualify as new?
     
  10. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    no, he was not.
     
  11. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Wrong there clearly is NOT a MBP for $999. And yes there is not much new to the new MB and the price is too high.
     
  12. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I didn't get it either. It's like a 2009 Ford Mustang and the redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang, they look different, but both have motors, wheels, seats, and etc.. so that makes the 2009 Mustang and the 2010 Mustang the same then.
     
  13. bluesTank thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was talking about the aluminum macbook. My macbook says "macbook" on the bottom, and this is trying to pass as a a new "macbook" which is exactly like the aluminum macbook, except in plastic. Completely redesigned?
     
  14. joehahn macrumors regular

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    they didnt touch the aluminum ones....AND they have never been that cheap...
     
  15. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Apple doesn't make the aluminum macbook anymore...just so you know. And its definitely not the same as last years. The battery is the obvious difference, as well as the "better" screens.
     
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    and ddr3 ram and yea completely the same lol


    have you been off the apple scene a while??

    not to mention the aluminum mbp is not 999....seeig as there is no unibody al mb anymore nor has there been for a iteration or so
     
  17. joehahn macrumors regular

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    did you not get the memo about the rebranding back in JUNE? :eek: the macbook title is reserved for only the plastic one now
     
  18. chill. macrumors 6502

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    WHOOOOOOOOSH--------

    lol, almost every poster in this thread completely missed bluesTank's point

    i would think that he was getting trolled if i didn't know how serious/fanatical fanboys could be

    don't worry brother, there are still some sane ones left around here
     
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  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    So that's what they did with all those logic boards. :eek:
     
  21. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    lol I have to agree with the OP.. it's basically the same. Sure the longer battery life and the fact that it's not aluminum.. but yeah it's the same lol which is not a bad thing to me

    *edit* I'm speaking of the late 2008 Macbooks which I believe the OP is saying
     
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  23. acron1 macrumors regular

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    I just got one for my wife precisely because it is so similar to the late 08 alu MacBook I own. The screen seems better, the battery life is longer and for $995 though not a bargain it's not a bad deal either. I would have gotten her the base MacBook Pro but she aesthetically prefers the white MacBook so...
     
  24. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Yep.
    Very true.
    As do I.
     
  25. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    The new "unibody MacBook" has almost nothing in common with the non-unibody MacBooks.

    From an internal standpoint, it is a MacBook Pro in a white casing minus the SD slot and FireWire port.
     

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