Hopeful of a price drop on new aluminum MacBooks

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Wireless Buddy, May 19, 2008.

  1. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    Do you guys think that with the new aluminum MacBook release, Apple will lower the price a little? It seems like bad business to have their base laptop priced at $1,099. They could price the base aluminum MacBook at $700 or something and it would attract A LOT more people.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    I doubt it, Apple's 'cheap' line is their refurb MBs.
     
  3. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    no...

    maybe $999

    but not 700....thats for the cheap pcs
     
  4. Sky Blue Guest

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    nope
     
  5. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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    You're paying extra for a better quality brand (and for the apple footprint!)
     
  6. asme macrumors regular

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    Hahaha, better quality.

    You're paying for the Win and Jesus that is Mac OS.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I've never paid less than 1,199 plus tax for a Mac. They can only get more expensive with upgrades and new models to the Summer Line! IMHO. :(
     
  8. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    You do pay a premium for the Apple logo, but look at a $700 notebook. They're nowhere near as well spec'd.
     
  9. Phillyzero macrumors regular

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    I highly doubt they would lower the price of a 'low end' aluminum macbook...your best bet would be to look for the price reduction on the current white/black books once the alleged aluminum macbooks finally come out.
     
  10. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Hold up--

    Do you know something the rest of the world doesn't?
     
  11. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    I think it would make sense for Apple to offer a cheap alternative and tap into the market that just want a notebook for word applications or surfing.
     
  12. Luzzio macrumors regular

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    I think he's just speculating on the next update being alu... like the rest of us.
     
  13. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Ah, the old "I don't want to pay for a MacBook Pro so I want all its features with a MacBook pricetag" demographic. Well, I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  14. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    i would think they would go up look from plastic to aluminum ud think the aluminum would be more ? but macs arent worth as much as they used to be i saw a imac 1.83ghz 1gb ram and 250gb hd for 675 plus came with office 04 and leopard and compaired to a g5 1.8ghz sold for 900 my macbook right now is probably only worth 600 cdn
     
  15. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    Yep some people don't just want the moon on a stick.. they expect it! And they expect it cheap!:eek::D
     
  16. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    well they've gotten cheaper since the ppc i know that for sure
     
  17. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Heck knows what would make you say that. They're no cheaper.
    The most recent PowerBook G4s were $1999, and MacBook Pro kept that pricepoint when it replaced them.

    MacBooks have been $1099, $1299, $1499 since their introduction.

    So they haven't gotten any cheaper (maybe for Apple to produce, but certainly not for for the end-user), just offered more at each revision.
     
  18. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. Apple has really been using a lot of inferior products lately. Lots of problems (screen issues, hard drives, etc.).

    Still love Mac OS and won't go back to Windows anytime soon though.
     
  19. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If any move down it'll likely only be $100 down to $999 -- without a Superdrive.

    But since Apple killed off some of the cheaper education models (like the iMac), not likely to be any education models offered over in the retail channel at smoking deals.
     
  20. krye macrumors 68000

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    No way. Apple doesn't want to get into the sub-$1000 notebook market.
     
  21. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    That would make absolutely no sense, better material, faster processor, possible better display and better graphics card for less money? just hope that they dont raise the price.
     
  22. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I can't imagine them ever lowering the prices.
     
  23. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    thats what i said i might just have to get the aluminum when it comes out
     

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