They're gonna have a hard time selling macbooks now...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by likemyorbs, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #1
    and when i say macbooks, im referring to the white ones since aluminum ones are apparently "pro" now. why dont they just call the imac the imac pro now too? same thing. but back to my topic, how are they going to sell macbooks now, 99% of everyone will opt for the "pro" for $200 more and so many more features...
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #2
    US$999 + Always had FireWire + 9400M G

    Why spend more?
     
  3. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

    nuckinfutz

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Location:
    Middle Earth
    #3
    exactly. The White MB isn't looking so hot but if you can't scrape up that extra 200 bucks then the plastic MB is what you need.
     
  4. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    #4
    It isn't "just $200" for everyone. The same people who bought the white MacBook before are going to continue buying the white MacBook. (I don't mean exact same people buying more than one... :D )
     
  5. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    #5
    If anything, I'm the one with the collectors item. I got the 2.4ghz white macbook processor before they downgraded it - then upgraded it. But I still have the X3100 graphics.

    That means I have a macbook semi-pro. :D
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #6
    Quite true that based on CPU performance the older higher clocked processors still do hold their own.

    Core 2 Duo hasn't changed much over the past 2 years.
     
  7. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #7
    I was saying just this in another thread...

    $200 difference and a side by side comparison should be a no brainer decision for most people!
    Aluminum over plastic would be worth the 200 to most people...
    I think we will see the end of the WhiteBoy pretty soon.
     
  8. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #8
    THANK YOU!! you just made my day, i've been feeling bad about the fact that i have a unibody macbook which is now a "pro" all day, but thanks to your comment i dont anymore. ill upgrade it when there's a better processor with better performance, otherwise my computer is pretty much the same as the "MBP", and i cant believe they STILL dont give 4gb ram standard
     
  9. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #9
    and then replace it with what? they can't use aluminum, because then they will have to call it a pro too...hahahaha i think they're digging themselves in a hole with this one...
     
  10. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #10
    Nothing... Its what they call "end of life"
    That doesnt mean the product has to be replaced but if you think about it, it pretty much has been replace by the low end 13" MacBook "Pro"
    I see NO reason to continue to sell the White MB
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #11
    This is going to be relevant you your interests then.
     
  12. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #12
    but then there will only be a macbook pro, which wont make much sense. i think this whole move was stupid because now there is no difference between the pro and non pro lines, that barrier is gone.
     
  13. ibrainch macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2002
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #13
    Macbook is going away

    Just a theory, but they had to rebrand the 13" aluminum a Macbook Pro, because the new tablet computer coming out this fall will be a derivation of Macbook as well and at that time the white macbook will just go away. Maybe something like Macbook Go and Macbook Pro line of laptops? Make sense to me...
     
  14. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

    xraydoc

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Location:
    192.168.1.1
    #14
    They should make it $899 instead.

    I see why Apple wants to break the psychological $1000 barrier, but... don't break it by 1¢.

    And, maybe, just maybe, Apple is clearing out the MacBook name for the rumored netbook-type device.
     
  15. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #15
    hows that?
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #16
    Performance wise you're shaving seconds off for more money.

    You get the nice case too but then again you can get AppleCare for $150 off of eBay for the MacBook.

    The older Unibody MacBook is still going to fall in under that coverage. Apple is now charging the MACBOOK PRO price on the former Unibody MacBook for AppleCare.

    Processor Geekbench scores pitting the P7xxx series vs. the older T7xxx one.
     
  17. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #17
    Honestly right now, what is the only difference!? 3 letters! P R O

    If there was NO regular MacBook, people will just except the fact that the "MacBook Pro" is Apples line of notebooks... If you saw some new computer called xxxxxPro, your not immediately going to say "OH MY GOD, where is the regular version!?!?" ;)
    ya know what i mean?
     
  18. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #18
    Absolutely. It just doesnt make any sense to pay $999 for a whitebook anymore...
     
  19. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #19
    i get what you're saying, but thats always how its worked with apple. there was always a consumer line and a pro line, and thats going to change now. soon they're going to do something with the desktops..
     
  20. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

    GeekGirl*

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    #20
    yep, with a ED discount 1099.00 I went with that.
     
  21. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #21
    Yeah, i pretty much feel better about this whole thing after starting this thread...
     
  22. macjay macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2003
    #22
    At least one reason is upselling to a 13" MBP.
     
  23. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    #23
    Maybe. But adding the "Pro" moniker to a product is a pretty common way to distinguish it from its lesser and more lowly siblings. Just look at all the freaking software titles that do this.
     
  24. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    #24
    I dont think they will there is still broke ppl that want a apple notebook and theyll go for the cheaper whitebook
     
  25. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #25

    Broke people?

    A person could be just price conscious...
     

Share This Page