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Interesting.
But the base model still has only 2GB RAM which is still soldered.

Still waiting for the Macbook refresh this year. Then all the used Macbooks pop up on CL cheap biggrin.gif
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post #32 of 55
There are so many rumors on Apple, it's hard to determine if this one has any potential...

However, assuming that all the rumors work out, I think it'd be:

$300 - iPad mini
$400 - iPad 2
$500-$700 - iPad 3 wifi
$800 - base 11" MBA
$1100 - base 13" MBA
$1400 - base 15" MBA

The pricing works out to be very Apple-like.
post #33 of 55
All Apple has to do is some awesome commercial and run it like Dell does and BAM!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post

This car has a Civic engine:
684

+ Rep and + 10,000 internet points to you sir! The Ariel Atom is the sexiest, and damn quick, car on the planet and as soon as I convince the wife.........

On Topic: I have never owned an Apple product, but I have never had anything against them. It is a fact of life that premium products have a premium price. With that said if the 13.3" dropped below $1000, especially to that $800, I would pick one up. Just for the fact that I could let the kids and wife use it without having to mess too much with security software issues.

I know that is an old standby of Apple people, but outside of the extremely rare security issue, they tend to just work. I also find them to be appealing visually both in terms of hardware looks and software presentation.

So no, Apple isn't lowering their standards if they do this, they are simply tapping a market they have missed. Those of us that can afford Apple products, but just won't justify the high cost because we aren't raging fans.
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is it just me or is tim cook ruining what steve jobs created?
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is it just me or is tim cook ruining what steve jobs created?

You assume that Jobs didn't have the company laid out for the next few years.
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You assume that Jobs didn't have the company laid out for the next few years.

i kinda dont think so haha. like what they did with the "new ipad" and the "ipad mini" seems kinda lame to me. i didnt think jobs would do something like that.
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Hmmmm.... another possibility.... an ARM-based MBA would reduce prices...

Possible, but it'll need to have more than a few Cortex A15 cores to be remotely useful. There are IC designs floating around the internet that housed eight Cortex A15 cores. They're still slower than a modern x86 quad but, like you said in another thread, it may just be good enough.

Perhaps they can adopt a companion core a la Nvidia and have a dual-core IVB processor sans SMT
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post

This car has a Civic engine:
http://www.overclock.net/image/id/2305491/width/475/height/684

doh.gif

It is instead pedal powered, see here

Sorry for the off-topic, had to chime in. It's a Honda K20 engine... Believe me Honda fans would know, I have an 08 Si biggrin.gif.
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+ Rep and + 10,000 internet points to you sir! The Ariel Atom is the sexiest, and damn quick, car on the planet and as soon as I convince the wife.........
On Topic: I have never owned an Apple product, but I have never had anything against them. It is a fact of life that premium products have a premium price. With that said if the 13.3" dropped below $1000, especially to that $800, I would pick one up. Just for the fact that I could let the kids and wife use it without having to mess too much with security software issues.
I know that is an old standby of Apple people, but outside of the extremely rare security issue, they tend to just work. I also find them to be appealing visually both in terms of hardware looks and software presentation.
So no, Apple isn't lowering their standards if they do this, they are simply tapping a market they have missed. Those of us that can afford Apple products, but just won't justify the high cost because we aren't raging fans.

lol its more of a street legal go kart then car
sigh, reminds me of the S2k frown.gif
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