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

    Dec 6, 2007
    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

    Nov 12, 2007

    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

    Dec 23, 2005
    London, England.
    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

    Dec 6, 2007
    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

    Jan 19, 2008
    Am I missing something?? Who really cares how THIN it is, the footprint is still huge!
  6. LizKat macrumors 68040


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Actually, it ain't THAT huge since it fits in that envelope...

    and btw, check out

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


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    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

    Dec 14, 2007
    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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