Price-Guesses on Early 09 MBP 17"

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  1. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    Taking all of the rumors into consideration.. expensive and non-removable Silver Zinc Oxide etc whatever batteries, Glossy or Matte screen both being options still, everything you can think of, mixed with the current 2499 and 2899 prices of the new 15" and refreshed current 17"...


    I'd say the new 17" will be at 2899 like the old one with a $100 range of variation, and the old refreshed 17" will go down to 2499 in clearance.
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    $2999/£2499

    The dont keep them the same, thats misleading, they simply raise them in line with inflation, or the Retail Prices Index for a particular country, which is ususally 4% per year.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    There is nothing misleading about it. The prices of the 15" in the US have remained the same after the unibody upgrade. They are still $1999/$2499 so yes the prices are the same.
     
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    im thinking about 10,000 usd.. and w/ the 4gb ram upgrade from apple about 12,000 usd =D

    i hope they stay the same, i could really use a mbp, my macbook isn't keeping up with all my photoshopping
     
  7. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    while the new MBP prices stayed the same, the MB prices went up.

    Blame this on the fact that at 999$ you can still get a plastic macbook, or whatever. 1300$ for a unibody MB is just a little nuts.
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Yeah but the MBP's case material stayed basically the same while the MB's went plastic to metal. I still think the prices on the 17" won't go up.
     
  9. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    300$ worth of aluminum? yea right. :)

    That may be what they want you to think, but I guarentee if/when the white macbook FINALLY goes away, that the base price will NOT be 1299$.
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    so your saying in 50 years when $1999 gets you a bag of peanuts the apple macbooks will still be $1999. Dont be so stupid.
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I don't think you understand how inflation works...
     
  12. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Store prices have been very consistent but online stores like Macmall have offered better deals especially considering they do not charge sales tax and rebates. I'm sure the forums will go crazy once again tomorrow when the Apple Store website goes down during the Macworld presentation.
     
  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    That is irrelevant. If Apple still charges $1999 50 years later then the PRICE has remained the same. Luckily we are only calculation a price change in less than a year, and since the 15"'s price remained the same the 17"'s probably will as well.
     
  14. iaminsane macrumors newbie

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    this is perfectly sensible.

    We (my Dad) bought the original "top of the line" Mac 128k for $2,500 in 1984.
    I bought an LC in 1990: $2,400 list
    I bought a Centris 650 in 1993: $2,700 list
    (I went to PCs for the next 13 years...)
    I came back to Mac and bought a Mac Pro in 2008: $2,800 list

    I expect to pay about the same in a few years when I upgrade.
     
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I'll be damned, Apple actually reduced its prices.
     

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