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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher,

wait until you can buy a ticket to New York to buy the new model. The UK prices still seem a little high.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The combo drive must die! Mad

Agreed. Set it as standard equipment across the board, and leave a CTO option to get it with a combo drive for something about $35 less.


I will third that one. It's time for the Combo drive to go the way of the Dodo bird.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am half tempted to pick up a 'black-book' to use as a desktop. I am tired of Apple not releasing a headless computer that is not 3 g's...

I think that the MacBook's potential as a desktop "Turbo Mini" is really under-rated. I know it's almost twice the price, but it's got the upgraded graphics card, the 4GB memory capacity and the quicker CPU that everyone hankers after. You've just got to order a display adapter, and you're away... Cool

I plan on getting one and using a display for watching movies, music videos, and using Joost and then use the built in display for web browsing at the same time.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
ClunkClunk wrote:
scooper wrote:
The combo drive must die! Mad

Agreed. Set it as standard equipment across the board, and leave a CTO option to get it with a combo drive for something about $35 less.


I will third that one. It's time for the Combo drive to go the way of the Dodo bird.

Is there a hunting season for combo drives or are they a classified as a varmint?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lumberjack wrote:
Cypher,

wait until you can buy a ticket to New York to buy the new model. The UK prices still seem a little high.


That's funny. I was just talking about the sales tax here in NY. You may want to do the math first.

Combo drives? We don't need no stinking combo drives. Laughing
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Combo drives? We don't need no stinking combo drives. Laughing


Agreed! and Dungeon, they are varmit! Kill at will!!!! Yeeeehaaawww!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must... resist... urge... to rob... bank... to... fund... BlackBook...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Must... resist... urge... to rob... bank... to... fund... BlackBook...


I would wait for Apple to include LED screens and multi-touch first. Then during your next earthquake, go for it during the chaos. Wink
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Next earthquake? I have to wait TWENTY YEARS!?!

I think am gonna cry!
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Must... resist... urge... to rob... bank... to... fund... BlackBook...

I saw a Blackbook in the Apple UK refurb store for £829 a couple of days ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of Combo Drives must die.

It should be Superdrives as standard, with Blu-Ray now as the option.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It should be Superdrives as standard, with Blu-Ray now as the option.


I agree. Apple has no more excuses now that the war has been won. That being said, they might be worried about pricing. Slim slot-loading drives in the Blu-ray flavor are still pretty expensive. And every Mac, with the exception of the Mac Pro, uses one. Plus, we all know that Apple build-to-order options don't come cheap.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well untill apple lowers the price to 599.99 like most laptops then no thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well untill apple lowers the price to 599.99 like most laptops then no thank you.


Yep. And when that happens and the quality issues start to arise just out of warranty, you going to be the one complaining about the cheap Apple POS? You get what you pay for. They are priced as they are for a reason. There is more to the pricing than the dollar amount.

But you are correct, there are plenty of notebooks/laptops currently on the market for >$600. If you don't own one, there probably is a very good reason for that.
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CaliforniaMini wrote:
Yep. And when that happens and the quality issues start to arise just out of warranty, you going to be the one complaining about the cheap Apple POS? You get what you pay for. They are priced as they are for a reason. There is more to the pricing than the dollar amount.

But you are correct, there are plenty of notebooks/laptops currently on the market for >$600. If you don't own one, there probably is a very good reason for that.

Quite true. Apple had made it clear in the past with words and their actions that they have the capability to compete on the ultra low end, but choose not to because they couldn't deliver a product that's up to their standards, and it would detract from the Mac experience.

Let Dell and the rest fight for the scraps at the bottom.
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