The new cheaper 13 model is 128GB!

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  1. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    Can't believe it.

    It's not 256GB SSD standard, like last year.

    Way to go Apple. For me, it's disappointing that they did this. I was looking to buy that model, but 128GB is not enough.
     
  2. clangers23 macrumors member

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    That's just such an Apple thing of them to do. There's a lot of smoke and mirror's with Tim in charge.
     
  3. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

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    If you can, I would check the Refurb section to see if you can get the 2016 model at that price range with more storage.

    Might have to wait another year for them to maybe reduce the price of the 2017 model.
     
  4. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not Apple defender but this does take us back to 2015 prices...

    in 2015 the Macbook Pro was:

    $1299 = 128GB SSD
    $1499 = 256GB SSD

    So in reality all they did was rollback the prices and storage to the 2015 levels..
     
  5. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    They keep their pricing indeed. But it's 2017 man...If Apple is talking about going to be a pioneer in technology (like how they are having 'future-proof' ports only like USB-C), at least they know that the realistic standard size for SSD nowadays is 256GB. 256 GB M.2 SSD is only about $120-130. Unless they are using super high speed NVME SSD.
     
  6. Sensamic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I was waiting for this new 2017 model for the Kaby Lake, too see if it improves battery life.

    128GB for a main computer is just absurd.
     
  7. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    They are indeed using NVME.

    From the last release:

    http://www.computerworld.com/articl...o-may-be-the-worlds-fastest-stock-laptop.html
     
  8. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-...8&qid=1496695351&sr=8-2&keywords=nvme+m.2+ssd

    $127.99 USD
     
  9. Mr Retina macrumors regular

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    Go grab a refurb 2016 with 256GB of storage. Kaby lake is not worth the upgrade especially If they gutted the SDD storage. That was pretty sneaky of them actually lol.
     
  10. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Not quite.

    The 2015 model was a 28w much more powerful 13inch model. This is only a 15w model being at this price point, which is a joke.
     
  11. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    What bunch of cheap bastards :mad: Price drop my arse just, slashed the onboard storage by half with no ****ing SD slot :rolleyes: what joke Apple is becoming. I just checked, yep $1229 is for just 128, you want the 256, price escalates right back up. Guess they forgot to mention that one on on the Keynote o_O

    Price drop generally sounds an awful lot better than Spec Drop, talk about spin, more likely Apple has improved it's margin on a cheaper component...

    Q-6
     
  12. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    its normal since the 12" MB start also from 1299$ but 256
     
  13. Sensamic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's my point. It's very sneaky. Do they really care about their consumers?

    Because decisions like this don't feel like they do.
     
  14. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Bring back pre-2014/2015 Apple :(. This event might be the nail in the coffin for me to move away from Apple ecosystem altogether. Which is a shame...
     
  15. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    Scumbag Tim! I created another thread late on this but just saw this.

    Mods feel free to delete mine, not needed

    This is so absurd ! Not surprised tho
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    $1269 for a refurb on their site,

    lol so ~$1299 is more accurate for a 2016 nTB, not a 'real' 2017 nTB which is really $1499

    no one is buying 128gb ssd machines in 2017, that is rational.
     
  16. Sensamic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, so hear this:

    1.299$ for a laptop with just 128GB!! And it's supposed to be a premium laptop.

    I'll repeat:

    1.299$ for just 128GB!! In 2017!!

    I just can't believe it. I thought last year was finally the end of the 128GB nonsense.
     
  17. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    I know, right?
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    Buying Apple products used to add that premium prestigious feel on top of the functionality it offers. That explains the higher price point.

    But with all this ax-ed spec, Now it simply feels stupid to buy one.
     
  18. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Like the 16gb iPhones, it'll take a few years of more whining for Apple to do the right thing. Basically when 256gb is the bare minimum you'll need. :p
     
  19. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    Did Apple actually say they have "decreased the pricing"?
     
  20. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    For Pros who prefer external storage it actually might be useful.
     
  21. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2017/

    44:15

    misleading but he says
    'were gonna have a new configuration of MacBook Pro that starts at just 1299'

    as the 1499 no-touchbar has a disintegration animation into 1299, on the projected image lol
     
  22. bartvk macrumors 6502

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    But even then, it's pretty hard..

    I used to have a MacBook Air with 128 GB SSD. But what I found, is that it fills up in ways that the average user can't influence. For example, my storage usage looked as follows:
    Home directory 46
    /System 7
    /Library 10
    /Applications 10
    /var/private 10
    (That left 17 gigs free).

    In my home directory, of that 46 gigs I had no music or video, 4 gigs of photos, 15 gigs in ~/Documents and the rest used by the ~/Library folder. Sometimes it'd balloon because of some application writing a bunch of cache data, and I'd have to hunt that down.

    I guess Apple bets that the iCloud option "optimize Mac storage" works good enough in those cases. So you'd better have excellent bandwidth and enough iCloud space.
     
  23. Sam_S macrumors regular

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    Are you surprised I brought my rMBP in 2013 for $2500NZD with 8GB and 256GB its now $3000NZD for a machine with the same amount of RAM and HDD 4 years later its just stupid. I was hoping for a price drop!!!
     
  24. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

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    It's replaced the old 2014 style entry Retina they left on sale from November. Though, it's worth noting that the RAM speed and clock speed are identical to the 1449 model now, and last year it was slightly slower.

    128GB is plenty for me today - with 1TB OneDrive storage, iCloud Music Library and iCloud photo storage I only need to install my applications (albeit not that many these days either). So there was no way I was paying £200 for 128GB of storage.
     
  25. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    It's a cheaper option that simple if you don't want it don't buy it FFS.
     

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