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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by questionmark, Aug 26, 2013.
Does anyone have anything to say about it? :]
probably, 128 getting kind of small now a days
I don't see it happening, but I hope it does. I'm going for 256 regardless, but 256GB at $1,499 would be a steal.
That is what I am hoping for. I am college student and have been waiting for the Haswell rMBP forever. If it doesn't include 256 SSD in the base configuration, I will probably shoot for the MPA.
I'd be surprised if the base 13 didn't come with a 256 ssd
128GB makes the base price look competitive.
Then apple can upsell.
It may happen though chances are slim.
It's a nice addition to the standard features of the pro line. (ssd, retina display, 8 gb memory, etc.)
Why are people so interested in this question? If someone wants 256GB, then certainly that configuration will be available. My guess is that this year Apple will probably keep the 128GB base offering in order to lower the price and next year will probably make 256GB the base offering. However, it's certainly possible that Apple might choose this year or 2015 to make 256GB the base offering.
I would hope, though my expectations are that we'll see only 128gb.
For people like me who don't have unlimited budget and don't really mind the screen. I'm torn between MBA and rMBP. 13" MBA with 256 SSD and 8 GB Ram is pretty much the same price as base 13" rMBP.
I would definitely go for 13" MBA with 126 SSD and 8 GB ram if the base model of 13" rMBP doesn't come with 256 SSD.
I don't see it happening unless there is a price increase. If they keep everything the same but just add in Haswell, that alone increases their manufacturing prices. The Haswell chips are running > 100$ compared to the equivalent Ivybridge chips. Yes, manufacturing costs probably came down a little since the RMBP was first introduced but I can't see Apple giving us the Haswell update at no additional cost in addition to bumping up the base model SSD storage size.
Isn't this what happened exactly with the MBA last June? Haswell + cheaper + larger SSD?
Yeah, isn't MBA used to be just 64 mb?
Hmmmmmmmm, it maybe possible then =]
128 was small MANY years ago. It's just that people using SSDs had to readjust their thinking to accept that small size again.
128GB is for managers roles who spend little time doing PowerPoint presentations and a lot of time scratching their balls...
I rest my case.....
While I think apple WILL make a 256 and 512 options cheaper in some way than in the past.. Most likely a bonus of some sort, maybe with a .x1 processor bump or something, I don't think they will get rid of the lower price point 128GB models in their lineups.
Also, SSD Flash pricing hasn't really dropped that much in the past 9 months, at least not as much as the previous 12 months.
This almost looks like a reason why they wouldn't do it
I don't see how anyone using a rMBP can get by with 128. 256 is the sweet spot. Maybe on a MBA 128 is enough.
Wow, I wouldn't be able to pick another computer at will like that. I want the rMBP and the rMBP only, even if it does cost a couple hundred more. I wouldn't be able to settle for the MBA screen like that.
I checked and you are right that's exactly what happened with the MBA, so who knows!
I don't understand. A rMBP doesn't require any more storage capacity than a MBA. A user's requirements for speed and for storage capacity are independent. A user might want a MBA with the most capacious SSD available to buy, download, and watch iTunes movies. Another user might want a rMBP with the least expensive SSD available, happily accepting 128GB, for working with spreadsheets.
I'm with you there. I would have bought a Haswell MBA if Apple had upgraded them with a Retina display.
Well I guess what I meant is that buying something as expensive as the rMBP and only having 128GB, it's like getting a toy and not being able to use it. I don't even need to store that much stuff locally, and 128 is too limiting. Just my opinion.