rMBP 2013 SSD Size?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chizzer2003, May 19, 2013.

  1. chizzer2003 macrumors member

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    Sorry if I'm being stupid, but what are the chances of an increase in storage on the 2013 rMBP - perhaps increasing the base level to 256GB as opposed to 128GB?

    Do you reckon that Apple will do this due to the decreasing price of flash storage and their growing expertise in it, and also the fact that Apple are marketing this as their pro machine?

    Thanks
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Doubtful.

    It means less profit, and no company will willingly decrease profits.
     
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    You can always BTO more SSD size (up to 756GB on some models). its the RAM you are stuck with.

    Dunno if the base spec will be upgraded. If so there probably would be a price increase (or no discount). Small storage can be a marketing thing, offer a "low" price on the base model an count on everyone will wanting more SSD to provide the profit margin.
     
  4. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. SSD's have come down in price but are still expensive. In order to meet introductory price points we are at least a generation away from 256GB SSD's being entry level.
     
  5. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you can always BTO up to 16GB RAM as well.

    SSD prices have been coming down pretty rapidly, so I would hope that before long, Apple would start passing that along to their customers. However, looking at how static the pricing has been on flash upgrades for iPhones and iPads, that may be wishful thinking on my part. How long has it been now that Apple has been charging $100 for the bump from 16GB to 32GB of flash? We can now buy 16GB of equivalent performance flash packaged in an SD card for $10 to $20 retail.
     
  6. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    I guess he meant the 13 inch rMBP since 128gb SSD is not available on the 15 inch model....
     
  7. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    maybe it will make more people buy it due to the fact that they can upgrade ^^
     
  8. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    That didn't come out the way I wanted it.... never mind.
     
  9. Kushp14 macrumors regular

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    do you think apple will increase the 256gb standard ssd on the 15 inch ?
     
  10. chizzer2003 thread starter macrumors member

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    iPads and iPhones however aren't professional products and thus people don't expect much more. Personally, for a "professional" grade notebook costing well over $1000, I'd expect more than a 128GB SSD as standard.
     
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Not on the 13".
     

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