MBA SSD price drop!

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  1. qpid macrumors regular

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    apple store has the SSD MBA for $2598 which is a $500 price drop these are new units
     
  2. jackfrost123 macrumors 6502

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    These are some great news, did they change ssd type/manufacturer? So much for all the naysayers who don't think we ll see an mba 2 in the coming months...how about in one day 500 less. :D:cool::cool::apple:
     
  3. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    That's not a new MBA, that's the same MBA for less money. Price drops were inevitable. What does a price drop have to do with MBA 2?
     
  4. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    sweet news. i wonder if that means that the samsung ssd they used is cheaper
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    If it is the same SSD, but now already cheaper by almost half, that is wonderful news.

    We may see 128GB ones sooner than expected. This will definitely make the MBA more alluring to those who need more HD space.

    I hope Apple offers a matte screen option in the future. A MBA with 128GB SSD and matte screen, now that would be sweet. :)
     
  6. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    the price of the ssd is now 599 so thats 400 less

    3098-400=2698

    something else gotten 100 dollars cheaper

    edit/the 1.8 ghz is cheaper
     
  7. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's because of reports of SSDs draining battery faster than disks.
    Hmm, doubtful I suppose, since the news is only about a day old, and Apple wouldn't exactly care.
     
  8. trentiles macrumors member

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    Way to add to the "erroneous info" on the forums. :rolleyes:

    Like the poster up top said...its not a new MBA.
     
  9. jackfrost123 macrumors 6502

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    @trentiles, let it go bro...

    Doesn't a $500, 50% from the original ssd, price drop have something to do with accomodating changes in prices and technology? Isn't this a change towards an mba 2 or isn't it? These are rhetorical questions, don't pretend to not understand how obvious what am saying is.
     
  10. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Prices of technology drop. New price drops does not equate to a new model. A new model has different components than the previous version. Thus, this does not mean it is a new MacBook Air. Simply a lower cost.

    Will we see an updated Air? Perhaps. Boost the proc and add a bigger hard drive and that's really all that can be done to it.
     
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    And now the refurbished model is more expensive than the new one! :rolleyes:

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  13. trentiles macrumors member

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    It's posted on the front page that the price drop comes from the processor upgrade ($200 vs $300) and SSD ($599 vs $999).
     
  14. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    I understand perfectly what you're saying. You're just wrong.
     
  15. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    There's a front page article on this very same topic. Unfortunately I cannot merge the two because qpid has the scoop and the leading article would be lost chronologically.

    So, I'll close this one and link the other.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=510406
     
  16. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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    As someone planning to buy one at the end of the month, I'd like to see the HD model drop a little in cost ;)
     
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