You knew this was coming (or why a new product won't fit your bank account)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by heatmiser, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    So, the new Macbook (Air) is out.

    And guess what?

    It's overpriced! You can't afford it!

    Lots of people said this in November. December, too.

    We said, "Apple's not going to give you an aluminum notebook at Macbook prices just because you're greedy enough to think they will."

    And now you're mad because...well, Apple followed a reality-based business model?

    Come on, people. This is how things are. Take the blinders off next time.

    Meanwhile, those of us who understood this ahead of time can keep on using our Macbooks, Pros, and other perfectly working notebooks. :D
     
  2. Billy Bob macrumors regular

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    I could afford it but I'm hardly going to waste that much money on a piece of electronics that I'm not going to like and probably won't be durable
     
  3. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... the money is not an issue! It's just what you are getting for the money... Yes it's an expensive bit of kit however, I'd rather put that money and get a new MBP.

    Which I did, 2 weeks ago :D - Im a student as well :(
     
  4. heatmiser thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The MBA is the first laptop I can ever recall Apple making that's cost more *and* given worse specs than existing models in their lineup.
     
  5. mikesway macrumors newbie

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    Am I missing something?? Who really cares how THIN it is, the footprint is still huge!
     
  6. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Actually, it ain't THAT huge since it fits in that envelope...

    and btw, check out http://www.manilamac.com/

    You knew this was coming too, right? :)
     
  7. skubish macrumors 68030

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    This is going to be just like the iPhone. In 3-6 months Apple is going to drop the price by $300-500.

    I like everything about the MBA except the price.
     
  8. sowillo14 macrumors regular

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    Ha Ha, love it. Love the Air, love Apple. Hope I get a good job when I graduate, so I can add to my Apple inventory!
     

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