Macbook Pro Refresh prices- your opinion

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  1. bigfoamfinger12 macrumors newbie

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    Didn't really see any topics concerning PRICE, only specs pretty much. So... what price ranges do you see the refresh MBP's falling into?

    I'm concerned with the 13 inch, so if you look at the current Airs (which seem to be here to stay), some 13" specs include:
    1.86g C2D
    2GB RAM
    128/256G SSD
    $1299 or $1599

    Rumored specs for the refresh 13":
    __Sandy Bridge/i3/i5
    4 GB RAM
    Possible SSD

    With the rumored Refresh specs, there's no way this computer can be less expensive than the Airs when all the specs are better than the Air's specs(Upgraded processor, RAM, and same/bigger SSD) unless they drop the price of the Air
     
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Don't they usually keep prices the same, or at least very close?
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    They'll probably be the same price points as the existing models.
     
  4. d-boy86 macrumors member

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    Apple has never INCREASED their products. If you've paid any attention to how they work, they've actually DECREASED over the years.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The CPU (SL9400) used in MBA costs 75$ more than the CPU in base 13" MBP (P8600). i3-2310M will most likely costs less than P8600 as i5-2520M costs 225$ and there is i5-2410M between that and the i3 too.
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Unless you live in any country where the currency has weakened against the dollar. Obviously not Apple's fault, but just saying.
     
  7. d-boy86 macrumors member

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    ...but that was NOT the OP's question.

    You guys LOVE to reach. There will be no increase in the prices within the US. Apple is doing EXTREMELY well here. They will have no reason to, regardless of what happens.

    And the MBPs will NOT see a redesign this year either. Only a speck update. A redesign wont come until another 2 years at the least!.
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    2009 Mac Mini - 599$
    2010 Mac Mini - 699$

    2009 15" MBP - 1699$
    2010 15" MBP - 1799$

    2009 8-core Mac Pro - 3299$
    2010 8-core Mac Pro - 3499$

    These are just couple of examples of recent price bumps. It's not impossible that next gen will be more expensive.
     
  9. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think people are clamoring for SB because they think there might be a case redesign as well. I think the current design is pretty nice anyway. It's a pretty substantial spec update, which will include a new processor architecture, SATA III support and probably a new GPU, just to name a few things.
     

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