What's your price limit?

DanGoh

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Like all new Apple first gen. models, the redesigned Macbook Pro/Air is probably going to be relatively pricey from the start. What's the most you would pay for the baseline 13" or 15"?

I'm guessing the baseline 8GB 256GB 13" is going to start out at $1500 which I don't think is relatively too much for an Apple laptop. Any more than that is asking too much for an Intel Ultralow Powered Processor.
 

AdonisSMU

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Like all new Apple first gen. models, the redesigned Macbook Pro/Air is probably going to be relatively pricey from the start. What's the most you would pay for the baseline 13" or 15"?

I'm guessing the baseline 8GB 256GB 13" is going to start out at $1500 which I don't think is relatively too much for an Apple laptop. Any more than that is asking too much for an Intel Ultralow Powered Processor.
For $1500 US they need 16GB tbqh..
 
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AdonisSMU

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But they won't because it's Apple. They are still selling a $1100 MBA with 4GB and an $1800 27" Retina iMac with a regular HDD.
That's completely ridiculous. You'd have to be absolutely crazy to buy these products in 2016. 4GB is like what you'd expect on the iPad Pro, not on a full MBA.

For a 15" rMBP (32g RAM, 1TB storage, skylake), I'm willing to pay $2500 US. For a 13" rMBP (16g RAM, 500GB storage, skylake), I'm willing to pay $1500 US.
 

eroslws

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That's completely ridiculous. You'd have to be absolutely crazy to buy these products in 2016. 4GB is like what you'd expect on the iPad Pro, not on a full MBA.

For a 15" rMBP (32g RAM, 1TB storage, skylake), I'm willing to pay $2500 US. For a 13" rMBP (16g RAM, 500GB storage, skylake), I'm willing to pay $1500 US.
LOL, how many Apple products have you owned? For $1500, you're going to get 256/8 on the 13"; for $2500, you're going to get 512/16 on the 15".
 

dk808

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That's completely ridiculous. You'd have to be absolutely crazy to buy these products in 2016. 4GB is like what you'd expect on the iPad Pro, not on a full MBA.

For a 15" rMBP (32g RAM, 1TB storage, skylake), I'm willing to pay $2500 US. For a 13" rMBP (16g RAM, 500GB storage, skylake), I'm willing to pay $1500 US.
That 15" would cost over 3k lol
 
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mattcube64

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My 2013 15" rMBP w/ DGPU was $2600 when it was announced and I bought it.

Assuming we get a somewhat decent refresh of the GPU, I'll spend up to $2600 again. Only other expectation is 32GB RAM and not 16 - it's been 16 at that price for over 3 years.

No GPU and I'll have hesitation buying it at all.
 

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my 2013 rMBP has been service three times already. Next problem they have promised a replacement...it currently fails ASD so cant wait for upgrade to get the new rMBP!
 

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Are there not going to be 64gb macbook pros? I'd pay around 3k for one with 64gb ram. If they do a true pro machine with 128gb ram and xeon or whatever, I would pay 5k, maybe 6k max.
 

cambookpro

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I'll take whatever the cheapest model is with 512GB storage. Don't really want to go over £1,500 for it, though who knows what the prices are going to be like post-plummeting of the pound. Might have to engage in a bit of creative budgeting, as that seems quite optimistic now. I wouldn't be surprised if they even build in a bit of leeway for the currency to drop further. We're currently paying about £275 less than we should be for the base 13" just to be like-for-like with the US when you include VAT, so an increase from £999 to £1,300 or £1,400 is possible, perhaps even probable.

Who knows what it'll be like if the nominal price increases as well. Might be a bit sickening for everyone in the UK who are planning to buy one.
 

jerryk

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And flash storage prices have gone done tremendously, and you can now buy an iPhone with 256GB of storage. Realistically, I expect this model to be $2600-$2700.
That would be nice, but this is Apple. They are charging $100 USD to go from 128 GB to 256 on the iPhone. I can see them charging an extra $500 for going from 512 to 1 TB.
 

maflynn

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My price limit lately has been low thousand dollar range. I can no longer justify spending over 2k for a laptop that will get replaced every few years.
 
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HGHTWRR

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Around 3k, if the MacBook is amazing, i will go for the 15" maxed out. >˝hat would be around 3,5k.4k i think, and if it hasn't that good hardware, of if it is to expensive im going for around 3k.
 

Rhonindk

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Not sure I will spend anything. It is going to come down to design. I like my rMB however I will not get another with limited ports. I have found the wifi, bt, etc. is not robust enough for the usage I need.
Still, under $2k at the utmost. If.
 
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Scary Spice

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I budget some money every month for regularly upgrading my tech. Its been so long since there has been an change to the rMBP I have a HUGE pot of money. So I will spend what ever it takes.

PS I always buy my stuff totally pimped out and option loaded!
 

mattopotamus

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I think people are going to be shocked at prices. The MacBook starts at $1299, I cannot see this starting for less than $1599 and would not be surprised for something close to $2k.
 
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eroslws

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I think people are going to be shocked at prices. The MacBook starts at $1299, I cannot see this starting for less than $1599 and would not be surprised for something close to $2k.
Yup. This is why I'm guessing sales aren't going to be that spectacular as people are hyping; they usually aren't for Macs anyway (relative to other Apple products I mean). My guess is that they start the 13" at 256/8 for $1599 and the 15" at 512/16 for $2199. The difference should give people an incentive to buy the bigger model, thereby raising average sale price. I'm expecting to pay up to $2500; better to be surprised than disappointed.
 

AceFernalld

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That would be nice, but this is Apple. They are charging $100 USD to go from 128 GB to 256 on the iPhone. I can see them charging an extra $500 for going from 512 to 1 TB.
$500 is what they charge right now (and have for years). Not going to be the same years later.
 
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