What's the deal with SSD pricing across the MacBook Pro models?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MythicFrost, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Mmm, I had a look at the 17" MacBook Pro and noticed they had a 128GB SSD for only $100 more than the stock hard drive but the 256GB was $500. They've got several other models with the same pricing, but the 13" base and one other model the pricing is $200 for a 128GB SSD and $700 for a 256GB SSD?

    That doesn't seem like Apple. I thought perhaps it's a different quality SSD but who would use a more expensive SSD in a base 13" MacBook Pro than the more powerful 17" model. Link: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro?aid=AIC-WWW-NAUS-K2-BUYNOW-MACBOOKPRO

    Thoughts?
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Apple swaps out the stock hard drive for the SSD. The machines for which the upgrade to SSD is cheaper come with a better, more expensive stock HDD than the other ones.
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    You've got a good point there, although it still shouldn't be like that since the price difference between those hard drives is less than $20, but that's not unusual from Apple.
     

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