MacBook White UniBody, discontinued ?

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  1. Dahem macrumors newbie

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    So my friend is thinking about buying the white macbook
    he says he doesn't want the pro , and the reason he STILL wont buy the white macbook is because he thinks it wont be updated
    so is it really discontinued ? i mean they won't upgrade it anymore right ?
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    What difference would it make?

    Say you buy one, and then they upgrade the line six months later - they're not gonna upgrade the one you bought, right? :confused:
     
  3. mike.coulter macrumors regular

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    I really hope it doesn't get discontinued... My girlfriend and I adore its shape and are looking to get one each at the end of this year. Just hoping it doesn't get Intel 3000 graphics in the mean time...
     
  4. Dahem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what i want to know is, will they upgrade it (add thunderbolt , sandy bridge ...etc...) or is this what's it gonna be for the rest of its life
     
  5. NZed macrumors 65816

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    The MacBook line will be updated.

    Its "The Notebook For Everyone", remember???
     
  6. NZed macrumors 65816

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    If this is what the MacBook will have for the rest of its life(C2D 2.4ghz/2gb ram/250gb HDD), it will have a very short life.

    Sandy Bridge is a probability but we dont know yet
     
  7. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    one thing that the unibody macbook (white) lacks that I couldn't live without is firewire. Will TB integration eliminate that shortfall? only time will tell I guess. If you/your friend have a microcenter around they are selling the 13" MBP for $999.
     
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    That isn't what you said:

    Whatever your friend buys today, it doesn't matter what Apple does (or does not) add to the line down the road; whatever he just bought is going to be the same as the day he bought it.
     
  9. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    If it can survive all the Macbook Pro incarnations at its current price point (which isn't really a good value IMO) then Apple must feel it has its place.

    It will still need to keep its distance from the Pro line however so I doubt Thunderbolt will be included. Sandy Bridge will need to be used as Apple has no choice. This of course means Intel graphics just like it used to have.

    Strange device the macbook... I never see anyone use it.
     
  10. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    I'm surprised they didn't give it a Core i3, or lower end i5.

    Maybe it was purely based on the GPU performance.
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Currently the 13" MacBook Pro is so much better for such a small price difference it make no sense to buy the regular white MacBook.
     
  12. NZed macrumors 65816

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    MacBooks are quite popular actually, i thought they had better sale than the MBP last year?

    It will come, but not today nor tomorrow.


    +1
     
  13. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    So who does actually prefer the regular white MB over the 13" MBP?
     
  14. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    I think there are a lot of school districts and learning institutions that issue laptops to each student. Kids are pretty rough on them and there is some serious discounting for the education market with Apple. (or there used to be anyway).

    My 2 kids had macbooks issued to them all through high school.
     
  15. Weiser878 macrumors regular

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    I bought a MacBook instead of a Pro and used the difference in price to install 8GB RAM.

    I don't see the Pro as being so much better.

    I don't have a need for a card reader or FireWire, and I find the white keys lit by the screen to be easier to type on in low light than the backlit black keys.

    Other than the screen, why, exactly, is the Pro better for me?
     
  16. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    You mean as of right now or when you bought your macbook which had the same CPU as the pro? As of now, just with the different processors the pro is no-brainer.

    Either way... just look at the specs on Apple's website. You might not value some of the things the pro comes with but should you ever need to sell it...

    Also, with an education discount of $100 on the pro vs. $50 (I think) on the plain macbook it becomes an even more compelling value.
     
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  18. Weiser878 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, when I bought it in October they had the same processor and HDD.
    Life's too short to worry about resale. I guess I'm different from the Apple status quo. I use something till it dies, or pass it on to someone in my family.
    Not everyone qualifies for the education discount.

    I actually like the way the unibody looks and feels better, too, but I'm sure I'm in the minority.
     
  19. ZiggyZidel macrumors member

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    As other posters have said, I'm not really sure where your friend heard that the MacBook has been discontinued. Apple has not made any official statement regarding this meaning that they are still in production, and should expect an update sometime soon like the MacBook Pro and iMac have just recieved. If you need a laptop now, buy it. If you want to play the waiting game, go for it.
     

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