MacBook Air 11 & 13 ultimate equally priced

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hangkous, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. hangkous, Jul 30, 2011
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    hangkous macrumors member

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    MacBook Air 11 & 13 ultimate are equally priced in The Netherlands.

    11/i5/4Gb/128Gb
    • Base = 1149
    • i7 = 150
    • 256Gb = 300
    Total = 1599 Euro

    13/i5/4Gb/256Gb
    • Base = 1499
    • i7 = 100
    Total = 1599 Euro

    So for the same amount you get a larger screen with more pixels, SD-slot and more battery life on the 13".

    Logical: The i5/1.6 is cheaper than the i5/1.7, so the i7 upgrade is priced differently.
    Not logical: The 13/128Gb model is 1249 and the 13/256Gb is 1499, a difference of 250 Euro.

    Conclusion, if a 128Gb to 256Gb upgrade on the 11" is 250 Euro (as it is now on the 13"), the ultimate 11" model would be 50 euro cheaper than the ultimate 13" model and that makes a lot more sense.

    The i5/1.6 is probably not cheaper than the i5/1.7. Both are $250. The i7 is just $67 more. Intel:http://ark.intel.com/compare/56858,54619,54620,54617
     
  2. keewawa macrumors newbie

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    This is ridiculous~
    The base price of 13 inch 256 GB i5 in Spain is as same as in the Netherlands, but i7 upgrading costs 150 Euro in Spain :confused:
    Why is that since both of the countries are in EU?!
     
  3. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but the 11" is FAR more portable. So basically, for the same price moreless, you have to decide whether to go for ultra-portability with good performance (11"), or for a very fair balance between portability and performance (13").
     
  4. hangkous thread starter macrumors member

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    Might be true, but why is The Netherlands the only country that has an 11" ultimate that is NOT cheaper than the 13" ultimate? Seems like Apple seems to disagree with your arguments (in any other country).
     
  5. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    I would have still bought the 11" even if it had cost twice as much as the 13" MBA.

    I need a great mobile laptop, not just a great thin 13" laptop.
     
  6. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Wow, I wonder why my comment was moderated out of here.. all it said was that's weird in Dutch. Yikes. Someone in here clearly thought I was being a jerk about something, or didn't understand it.
     
  7. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    you're probably just not allowed to use other languages here, as it's an english-speaking forum. don't worry about it, the mod was just doing his job (most likely). they probably had no idea what you were saying, but saw that it was in another language, so it could have meant anything.

    not trying to be a forum police or anything, just wanted to explain why your post probably got deleted since you didn't know why.
     
  8. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    I'll give it a call to apple in the morning. This looks like an odd mistake.
     
  9. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Appreciate the explanation. I've written Spanish and never noticed it being deleted..maybe they thought I was taking the piss though...when in reality I am trying hard to remember anything my girlfriend is teaching me :)
     

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