If Macbook Air was $999, would you buy one?

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Would you buy a Macbook Air if it was priced at $999?

Poll closed Jan 21, 2008.
  1. Yes

    63.3%
  2. No

    17.0%
  3. Maybe

    19.3%
  1. Pandaboots macrumors regular

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    Just curious if the price would change people's attitudes/minds towards this computer.
     
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  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    This makes the assumption that most won't buy it for $1799 and don't like it priced as such. I think that assumption is faulty.

    It is well priced in its market (sorry, but this isn't an EEE). It's market is going to really appreciate it.

    If you travel and need to be connected, this is a great machine.
     
  4. donga macrumors 6502a

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    no. it still wouldn't have the features that i wanted (larger and faster HD, superdrive)
     
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  7. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    i think alotta people would go for it then....but apple have put so much design and development into it. and intels input in shrinking the processor size. they are reflecting it in the price
     
  8. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    For sure!
     
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  10. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Is someone telling little fibs?
     
  11. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    I know a ton of people that want it at $1799!

    I wouldn't get one only because I need some graphics in my laptop. The regular Macbook didn't cut it for me graphics-wise.

    Still a damn solid laptop though- and I do want one- I just don't need one.

    :)
     
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  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, because I simply don't have a need for such a laptop.
     
  14. phungy macrumors 68020

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    If the RAM, HD and battery were user replaceable I'd buy one at the educ discount ($1699).
     
  15. netdog macrumors 603

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    But it will blow the doors off of what you are using now, a 12" PB with 768MB of RAM. And yes, I don't mean outperform. I mean blow the friggin' doors off.
     
  16. Pandaboots thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, but Apple has $15 billion sitting around in cash. I'm no expert, but imagine the hype and excitement they could have caused with better pricing (unbelievable pricing) I think volume sales would have eventually allowed them to break even/make a profit, but more importantly being able to brag that they sold x million units in the first 90 days...most successful notebook launch ever. I hope I eat my words, but if Apple was disappointed with selling 7 million movies, they will hate the number of sales on this thing. Well they might pull an iPhone on us too and drop the price $500 in 2 months...:eek:
     
  17. neonart macrumors 65816

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    Heck yes.

    And if a Lotus Elise was $19k, I'd get one of those too.

    :)
     
  18. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    i see exactly what you mean Pandaboots, i am just trying to justify the price of it in my head. and to me thats all you are paying for, the development.
     
  19. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    No

    because I don't need it.
    If I needed something like that I would pay the price it costs now, 999 euro is to cheap.
     
  20. asdfTT123 macrumors regular

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    If it has the same specs as the $1799 model then duh...but at $999 it's next to impossible Apple would be willing so the specs would be majorly nerfed
     
  21. tiamat1990 macrumors member

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    Probably...I'm still put off by the lack of a disc drive and the small amount of ports.
     
  22. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I would hate to retire a perfectly good MacBook but I think $1000 would be a steal. I paid mare than that for my MacBook with a 60GB HD and 512MB RAM with Tiger.
     
  23. Bababasjd macrumors member

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    Okay, and lets come back from our trip to mars!
     
  24. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    For that price, I would buy it just for the sake of it. $999 would make it cheaper than the cheapest MacBook :D
     
  25. whistler222 macrumors 6502

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    people who need the portability, and can forgive the shortcomings of the MBAir will buy it at 1,799.

    those who can't, won't buy it at 999.
     

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