Should the Macbook get a large price drop?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by digitaldave, Feb 25, 2011.


Should the Macbook have a large price drop?

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
  1. digitaldave macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2006
    I was just looking at the Macbook and new Macbook Pro, and it's clear that the Macbook doesn't represent good value anymore. If you upgrade the RAM to 4GB, and upgrade the HD to 320GB, you are matching the new entry level 13" MBP, but the MBP has a shiny new Sandy Bridge CPU, whereas the MB is running an old C2D. The price difference? £11 in the UK store. I'm guessing that hardly anyone would pay for an upgraded MB at that price when for a tiny bit more you can get a new MBP, with faster CPU and more features.

    If you think it should drop, how much do you think it should drop by?
  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    I suspect they will discontinue the Macbook when supplies run low, at which point the remaining stock will be put in the refurb store for $799 or so.
  3. jchase2057 macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2010
    The 13" mbp is bought by consumers who want to say theyre using pro hardware. Traditionally it hasnt been any more powerful than the mb. Thats not the case at the moment but they will probably bump the macbook up and keep out a few bells and whistles and keep it in white instead of aluminum. theres always a few month period where one member of the apple lineup isnt worth it. Theyll correct it in time.
  4. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    It will be interesting to see what they do. I suspect since currently there are a lot of refurbished/clearance items under $1k, it would be smart to wait until they clear them out. :p
  5. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
    $699 sounds appropriate. Hell, even $599 makes sense.
  6. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

    May 12, 2010
    Prescott, AZ
    I definitely think there should be at least a little bit of a price drop if they plan on keeping the same hardware in the MB for a while. However, even when they upgrade the components, it should still be less than $999. I mean, the MB is the entry level computer for a lot of people wanting to try an apple machine. I'd say a price of in between $750-850

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