Still 128gb base model?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pelea, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Pelea macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2014
    Why didn't apple increase the base model MBP to 256GB like they did with the macbook? paying $500 more for 512gb is absolutely ridiculous.. how much longer do we have to wait till the base model is 256gb?
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Because they want you to buy the latest Macbook.
  3. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2014
    Why would they not try to increase the MBP sales by increasing the storage though? they still end up making money both ways..

    I can understand the new Macbook costing a LOT less to produce due to the cheaper ssds, graphics card, and stupidly slow intel core m chip.. but come on :3
  4. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    It's the marketing point. So people can switch to a new/back to the macbook instead of going for pro which might be more expensive to produce lol.
  5. bigjoe87865 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2015
    Any downside to getting the 128 version and adding a jetdrive lite 128gb card?

    the card is only $73 cheaper than the 256 option from apple
  6. Pootan macrumors member


    Oct 28, 2014
    I think 128 exists for enterprise. If I wanted to give everyone in the company a macbook, 128 will be more than enough to run OS X, with parallels windows 7 and visual studio. Personally I keep tons of stuff in my computer but its all personal.
  7. maclaw21 macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2009
    I too was disheartened at the fact that :apple: kept the MBP at 128gb. I was all geared up to buy a new MBP this year, but only if I didn't have to spring for 256gb.
  8. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If you leave cards like that plugged in the machine will not go into stand by mode when asleep, and the battery will not last as long in sleep mode. That might not be an issue depending on your usage.
  9. nirvanemesis macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2014
    The card won't be as fast as the SSD, so it's useful mostly for media storage.
  10. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I want a new rMBP so bad. 128GB is a no go for me.

    Trying to decide between a refurb ($1149) or the new one ($1349). I really want the new one though.
  11. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    With so few companies selling the SSDs compatible with the current Macs, Apple could make a killing by offering upgrades after purchase.
  12. chaoscarrot macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Granted I really don't use much storage at all, but I think that the 128 is just fine. With all the cloud storage nowadays (I have 1TB from OneDrive) for less crucial things, on top of SD Cards, I didn't see the need to buy the 256.

    But I could understand it in a lot of use cases.
  13. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Apple has neutered us as customers from going our own routes as you mentioned.

    Always been the case with iOS, a recent and cozy implementation in the mac world.

    $200 premium for a drive that you can get under $200 easily not to mention +128 bump, meh.

    Watch 6s/6s+ have 16gb standard too, as I wouldn't be surprised :D

    Surprised apple gave rMB 8/256 tbh but I guess for the price they needed something.
  14. Hieveryone macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    Can you post a link to your profile pic? I love it.
  15. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA

    Actually, no company sells compatible SSD's for late 2013 and beyond. Apple has not licensed it. It's Apple or nothing. And talk about selling Applecare, the replacement costs are through the roof. This is where Apple really squeezes one's nuts.

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