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Tell me when Apple releases a $600 or less laptop, then I'll care.
Agreed, if it's doesn't have outdated performance. But they wouldn't move into that price point.
It would be hard to justify a $1500+ 13" MBP then.
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People jump on the Apple bandwagon and their stock prices skyrocket like crazy. You're not going to convince me to buy a Macbook Air since it is way overpriced and the specs are similar to PC laptops, except they charge more for the Apple brand (logo with a fruit as Bart Simpson says and being installed with cheap components that are essentially the same as PC laptops).
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I want the new Macbook Air. I have the first gen aluminum macbook, but I recently built myself a PC. I would love to somehow get Applecare to replace my failing macbook with the new air. I may just suck it up and buy one.
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Dear god that's expensive. I'm sorry but these are just unjustifiably overpriced for any given reason. I love seeing all the fanboys here who'd take a bullet for apple, kinda made my day actually. Apple is like form first, then function later. I guess they figured out that its human nature to look at pretty things first.
gaming isnt everything...

Design is very important to some people, you can't hate on them for that.
Thats like hating on yourself to trying to look nice...

Apple's new design for the Macbook Air, is imo, really good. Wil I buy it? probably not because I like Thinkpads better. But that is just my opinion.

The Macbook Air is much sleeker than my Thinkpad, and anyone who looks at laptops only for their gaming capabilities is clearly doing it wrong...
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I don't see any airs with dedicated gfx. i bet being as the mac book is thicker it could fit dedicated gfx card or chipset in it.

if it really is 999 and only has integrated intel gfx, where I'm from that's wasteful spending good looking or not.

EDIT: nvm, I see they still have the mac book pro.
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I was in complete shock when my girlfriend bought me a Macbook Pro for my birthday. Not only that she spoiled me so but that the laptop came with the following specs in the spring of 2010.

512MB of memory (LOL)
160GB HD (MEGA LOL)
Core 2 Duo (MMMMONSTER KILL)

All for the low, low price of ~$1,199
Actually, the 2010 MacBook Pro came with:

4GB of RAM
anywhere between 250GB and 750GB HDD or 128-512GB SSD
dual-core Arrandale i7

And the new 2011 MBPs actually do have some of the best hardware around (excluding the mid-range Radeon HD 6770M), which is a bit uncommon for Apple since they tend to sacrifice performance for battery life, thickness, and quiet operation.

I do agree with another post here. Apple haters are just as bad as the fanboys.

Also, why do you all say that the MacBook Air has bad specs for its price? Are you all forgetting the thing has an average thickness of less than half an inch? Even the MacBook Pro isn't meant to be a spec whore, it's meant to offer a great balance of performance, portability, battery life, etc. And people comparing Apple laptops to >2" thick, >10 pound, <2 hr battery life Alienwares.... smh. That's not the market Apple targets. Apple targets the average consumer and the creative professional. And in those markets, Apple offers the best products available. And OS X is a great OS, and if you actually own a Mac and think otherwise you are a very small minority. Apple has the best customer satisfaction ratings. And their customer support is superb. Whenever I have an Apple product malfunction on me while it's under warranty, they just give me a new one no questions asked. They even replaced my iPhone when I dropped it on the street and cracked the screen, even though that was really my fault. One Genius even replaced a broken MagSafe charger even though it was out of warranty. Power hungry, budget conscious gamers beware... but for most people it's a great experience.
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I think I am going to get one for school (sell my macbook for 500-600 and pay the difference). How is the processor? Can it even play games? Obviously I have my PC but when my little brother visits me I would like to have something for him.

The macbook air that is.
Edited by holynorth - 7/20/11 at 10:44pm
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Woot, 128GB 11 inch for me, only $964 out the door I just need to cash out some of my fantastic Apple stock to get it.

Also, anyone who doesn't like Apple clearly doesn't own any of their stock. Closed at $386.90!
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I think I am going to get one for school (sell my macbook for 500-600 and pay the difference). How is the processor? Can it even play games? Obviously I have my PC but when my little brother visits me I would like to have something for him.

The macbook air that is.
The processor is great for gaming; the Intel HD 3000 works comparatively well in Mac OS X but in Windows it runs like crap. Considering the MBA has a pretty small screen though most games should be playable on lower-medium settings in OS X. In Windows don't even try, you'll have trouble getting higher than 20 fps. What MacBook do you have though? I have a 2009 13" MBP with a GeForce 9400M, so for me an Intel HD 3000 would actually be an *upgrade*!
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Not sure if serious.

I just did a hardware comparison for the company I work for, they want to buy all of the programmers new laptops. The MacBook Pro was roughly $1200 overpriced at the performance bracket I analyzed. Here's an example:

XPS 17 --- $1,955

2nd Gen Intel Core i7 2820Q
8 GB System RAM
GeForce GT 555M, 3GB VRAM
2 x 1.0TB 7200 RPM hard drives in a Raid 0 setup
17.3" screen, 1920x1080


Alienware M18x --- $2,759

2nd Gen Intel Core i7 2820Q
8 GB System RAM
Two GTX 460Ms in SLI
2x 750GB 7200 RPM hard drives in a Raid 0 setup
18.4" screen, 1920x1080 WLED.


MacBook Pro --- $3,499

2nd Gen Intel Core i7 2820Q
8 GB System RAM
Video card? Couldn't find info about this on the site...
256GB SSD
17" screen, 1920x1200

The MacBook pro has a slightly better screen resolution, less storage capacity (but the SSD would have faster read access), and I'm not even sure what GPU it comes with, but I guarantee the Alienware's dual 460s would top it. The Alienware has an extra inch on screen size as well.

So can someone (other than a fanboy) tell me why this MacBook Pro is $740 more than the Alienware and $1500 more than the XPS?
Because you selected a 500 dollar SSD instead of keeping the 750gb drive in there.. That brings the price to 2699 instead of 3499..
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