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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by imtiax, Sep 13, 2013.
What do you think the prices are going to be for the MBP and rMBP with haswell next month.
I don't know but hopefully the same or slightly lower like the MBA. They've hopefully learned from last year. I will also be taking advantage of the education discount even though BTS is over.
They won't go up. If anything, $100-200 lower. But probably the same price.
This article (speculative) from July suggests that the rising cost of DRAM manufacturing would likely offset the lower costs of SSD + retina display production:
Meaning that prices are likely to stay in the same ballpark. But an iGPU-only configuration could lower prices a bit too...
I think the perfect compromise for me would be an IGZO display + iGPU-only, with the same general SSD + RAM options as the current models, at the same general price points. I could probably live without a dGPU if it meant getting an IGZO as a consolation prize.
Would probably be wise to revert to my go-to "Expect nothing and you won't be disappointed" mantra, though.
I'm after the 13-inch, so price drops and no dGPU won't really affect me. Apple already dropped the prices of the 13, so I can't see that happening again unless the cMBP gets discontinued and even then maybe not. But the 15 should definitely get a price cut, IMO.
I agree. It arguably made sense for the 15" retina to be the most expensive Apple laptop ever when the display technology was cutting-edge, but now that we're into the second year of manufacturing it would be nice to see prices rolled back a bit. My top-of-the-line MBP17 was under $2400 when I bought it in 2010, considerably less than a maxed out MBPr is selling for these days.
And sorry for the 15"-centric slant in my posts... I'm pretty fixated these days, to put it mildly.