With the i# series of processors, should apple define Macbooks & Pros More clearly?

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  1. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

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    Considering that Intel's new & current series of processors has far more clear definition between lines, which became highly blurred with the Core2 series, should apple add more definition between the Macbook & MBPs?

    Perhaps its the fault of the 13" pro that blurred the line, but the macbook has increased in price too, and aside from the chassis, the components virtually identical.

    Oh, and seriously, the sizes of the default HDDs are inexusable in 2010-2011

    I'm thinking along the lines of, and please excuse UK pricing.

    13" Macbook with i3, GT310M, 320 GB - £650-750
    *wild speculation*
    15" Macbook with i3, GT310M, 500GB - £750-850

    13" MBP With i5, GT310M/GT320M?, 500GB - £950-1200
    15" MBP With i5/i7 335M, 640GB+ - £1400-1600
    17" MBP With i7, 640-1tb - £1700-2000

    ...I suppose my prices are a little 'cheap', but heck i can dream.
     
  2. Knisis macrumors newbie

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    I agree that the 13-inch has blurred the line a bit. But when the Macbook Pro 13-inch came out, it made sense to call it 'pro' because it was similar to the 15' and the 17'. Plus it was a good way for people (like me) to get a Macbook Pro without breaking the bank [;
    However, now that the 13 inch is different to the 15 and 17 inch ones, maybe they need to downgrade it back to Macbook?
    Would probably not look that good, so maybe they can have 3 tiers:

    Macbook 13inch - White
    Macbook Semi-Pro 13inch
    Macbook Pro 15/17inch

    Sound good?
     
  3. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    LMAO as if they would ever call a notebook 'Semi-Pro'.

    Who cares what the hell they are called? Its more about what they can do for you.
     
  4. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    There is nothing Pro about today's MBPs. Except the 17", which has an Expressport3/4 connector, used only by a minority ("pros") of the population.

    But otherwise, there is nothing pro about them. Lenovo doesn't call its laptops "pro", even if they are used by far more professionals.

    The "Pro" moniker just makes the customer feel the product he buys is of a greater value, greater quality, than the other "non-pro" MB, which only has minor hardware differences (in the case of white MB and baseline MBP). Marketing in action, in other words ;)
     
  5. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    Slight change of topic but last week I saw a Colgate 'Professional' toothbrush whilst shopping and it was commercially available to anyone and everyone. :eek:
     
  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    I bought a desk recently and the seller told me it was pro quality :cool:
     
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  8. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    MacBook Pro or MacBook ul30jt, MacBook L305D, etc.

    I would much rather use a computer with a slightly misleading name (who is buying a MBP and thinking it is actually pro? No laptop is pro...) or one with a complete gibberish name.
     
  9. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    HAHA! Nice
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Lol I brought a 13" MBP so I could have a Mac computer superior to the ones at school (macbooks) :D
     
  11. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Professional toothbrush? Seriously? Did it have a picture of a championship toothbrusher or something?

    On topic, Apple has always gone with the "good, better, best" set-up for their models.
     
  12. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Umm, prices and specs?
     
  13. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    It could be MacBook alu, or even PowerBook, and I wouldn't mind. What I'm saying is that the Pro term doesn't have any legal (and, arguably, product-related) meaning, just as HD or 2000.

    Edit: I do not dislike the Pro name. That's not what I am saying.
     
  14. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Thats more dental assistant/weekend pro toothbrush.

    I think the Sonicare FlexCare is more pro. Heck you could post that sucker up in the Apple store and it wouldn't look out of place.
     

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