opinion on price of new MPB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sjsharks13, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. sjsharks13 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone!

    Was just wondering if everyone had realistic prediction on what the price of the new mbp's will be?

    A lot of people say that the entry level MPB will cost more than what it is now, I personally think the price will come down.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    I think the price will come down on MacBooks, at least the lower end ones, but I think the Pros will remain as is. Either Apple leaves their margins alone, or uses the cut for fancier hardware. Here's my bets:


    Low end 15:

    15.4in 1440x900 LED display
    2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo (BTO option for 2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo)
    2GB DDR3 1066Mhz (BTO option for 4GB and 8GB at insane prices)
    ATI 3670
    250GB 5400 RPM HDD (BTO option for 320GB 5400RPM and 250GB 7200 RPM)
    8X SuperDrive
    $1999


    High end 15:

    15.4in 1440x900 LED display
    2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo (BTO option for 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo or [costlier option] 2.26Ghz Core 2 Quad)
    2GB DDR3 1066 (BTO option for 4GB and 8GB at insane prices)
    ATI 3670
    320GB 5400RPM HDD (BTO option for 250GB 7200RPM)
    8x SuperDrive
    $2499


    17:

    17in 1680x1050 LED display (BTO option for 1920x1200 LED)
    2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo (BTO option for 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo or [costlier option] 2.26Ghz Core 2 Quad)
    2GB DDR3 1066 (BTO option for 4GB and 8GB at insane prices)
    ATI 3670
    320GB 5400RPM HDD (BTO option for 250GB 7200RPM)
    8x SuperDrive
    $2799
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I don't have concrete ideas, but here are thoughts:

    1) The low-end MBP may be dropped to $1799. I read a lot of rumors about that, although it could be about the MacBook models.
    2) The CPUs will be slightly faster on each price point.
    3) RAM will stay at 2GB standard.
    4) Hard drives will get a small boost or nothing at all. There will probably be a SSD BTO option, although I still don't think these are worth the price premium.
    5) Displays will probably be exactly the same, except maybe thinner.
    6) The graphics card will be a different one. Duh.
    7) I'm going out on a limb and guessing they will have a Blu-ray Disc option, both read-only and re-writable. If they don't for such a big event, I will take a dump and name it "Apple Blu-ray policy."
     
  4. Habusho macrumors 6502

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    I'm not predicting anything, but am I the only person who thinks 3K is an outrageous amount to spend on a laptop? Unless you're using the thing to make a living, it doesn't seem like it's worth it to me anymore.
     

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