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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

Finally, reasonable prices. Well done Apple.
The 13-inch laptop $1,499 - $1,699
The 15-inch laptop $2,199 - $2,799

Reasonable prices? What are you people smoking? Similarly specced machines with a little bit less omph can be had for half the price.

These are elite and crazy expensive machines for people who only buy the absolute best. There should be no talk of affordability. Apple is making a killing here.
Edited by zalbard - 2/13/13 at 11:30am
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Originally Posted by Yoneda View Post

Couldn't agree more with this post, I too want to upgrade my Macbook Pro mid 2010, but I want haswell, and instantly fell in love with the retina display when I saw it.

Come on people, a 2560x1600 display usually costs around £800 by itself! Let alone in a 13" form factor wink.gif

an ipad 3's screen costs 87 dollars, and that's for 2048 x 1536.
Google nexus 10 is 2560 x 1600p, yet it's tablet only costs 400 bucks with everything else.

You can't compare these to Dell Ultrasharp's that actually cost 1,000 bucks. Totally different league
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The 13-inch laptop $1,499 - $1,699
The 15-inch laptop $2,199 - $2,799

Reasonable prices? What are you people smoking? Similarly specced machines with a little bit less omph can be had for half the price.
Right on!
Find me a Ultrabook form factor laptop with a 1600p or 1800p IPS screen and a full mobile processor and a SSD not a dinky ULV.
That is not made of plastic and has a good keyboard/trackpad. Also if they let you walk in and get it repaired (If needed)in person on factory warranty at dozens of locations thats a plus too.

Mac's cost the way they cost for a reason. Its more then power power power.
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Yep, these two factors combined mean that if you can get the education discount you can sell your macbook for close to what you first got it for, if it's in good shape and relatively new. that's crazy

TCO this is what gets forgotten about when we start talking about price..you can own a new apple notebook every year for a few hundred dollars.
 
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Right on!
Find me a Ultrabook form factor laptop with a 1600p or 1800p IPS screen and a full mobile processor and a SSD not a dinky ULV.
That is not made of plastic and has a good keyboard/trackpad. Also if they let you walk in and get it repaired (If needed)in person on factory warranty at dozens of locations thats a plus too.

Mac's cost the way they cost for a reason. Its more then power power power.

Well, minus the screen, the Asus zenbook line.
The UX31A-DB71 has a 13" 1080p, a Core i7, ~8 hour battery (2 hours more than the mac book), 256GB SSD (Sata 3), while also being lighter and $200 less expensive. It's in an all metal case, has a really nice keyboard (well, I'm typing on a UX32a right now) and trackpad....

I've yet to EVER need to get a laptop repaired, so the last point is irrelevant. Seriously. Breaking a laptop takes talent. I've dropped this one while running, and even with its cheap HDD (I bought the $700 model), it still works great.

So, technically its better and less expensive...


Also a 1600p or 1800p screen doesn't exist on an ultra book.... yet. Intel is planning to intro 3840x2160 this year though.



While I do admit that Apple's prices on laptops is getting better, it's still got a nice "status-symbol" price.



And you can flip the argument as well. Show me a macbook with an Ultrabook form factor, 13", core i5, SSD, metal-case etc. For sub $1000. The Asus UX31A-DH51 does it.
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The 13-inch laptop $1,499 - $1,699
The 15-inch laptop $2,199 - $2,799

Reasonable prices? What are you people smoking? Similarly specced machines with a little bit less omph can be had for half the price.

These are elite and crazy expensive machines for people who only buy the absolute best. There should be no talk of affordability. Apple is making a killing here.

Put your money where your mouth is. Show us an aluminum portable with the same specs, same screen, same weight, same battery life, and service and support at half the price. Ball is in your court buddy.
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Well, minus the screen, the Asus zenbook line.
The UX31A-DB71 has a 13" 1080p, a Core i7, ~8 hour battery (2 hours more than the mac book), 256GB SSD (Sata 3), while also being lighter and $200 less expensive. It's in an all metal case, has a really nice keyboard (well, I'm typing on a UX32a right now) and trackpad....

I've yet to EVER need to get a laptop repaired, so the last point is irrelevant. Seriously. Breaking a laptop takes talent. I've dropped this one while running, and even with its cheap HDD (I bought the $700 model), it still works great.

So, technically its better and less expensive...

How are you going to simply throw out one of its biggest selling point just to try and make an arguement?
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Well, minus the screen, the Asus zenbook line.
The UX31A-DB71 has a 13" 1080p, a Core i7, ~8 hour battery (2 hours more than the mac book), 256GB SSD (Sata 3), while also being lighter and $200 less expensive. It's in an all metal case, has a really nice keyboard (well, I'm typing on a UX32a right now) and trackpad....

I've yet to EVER need to get a laptop repaired, so the last point is irrelevant. Seriously. Breaking a laptop takes talent. I've dropped this one while running, and even with its cheap HDD (I bought the $700 model), it still works great.

So, technically its better and less expensive...


Also a 1600p or 1800p screen doesn't exist on an ultra book.... yet. Intel is planning to intro 3840x2160 this year though.



While I do admit that Apple's prices on laptops is getting better, it's still got a nice "status-symbol" price.



And you can flip the argument as well. Show me a macbook with an Ultrabook form factor, 13", core i5, SSD, metal-case etc. For sub $1000. The Asus UX31A-DH51 does it.

The person asked for 1600P or 1800P, not 1080P. Also, rMBPs offer ~7 hours of battery life on a normal usage. And Asus?

Nice try though.
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I've yet to EVER need to get a laptop repaired, so the last point is irrelevant. Seriously. Breaking a laptop takes talent. I've dropped this one while running, and even with its cheap HDD (I bought the $700 model), it still works great.

And you can flip the argument as well. Show me a macbook with an Ultrabook form factor, 13", core i5, SSD, metal-case etc. For sub $1000. The Asus UX31A-DH51 does it.
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True, the MBA has a ton of equal/better competition. 1080p Zenbook and Yoga being two of them. Generally on par windows v Apple there for price/what you get.

The Zenbook (High End 13 or the 15" with the i7 QM) is the only alternatives I can think of for a high DPI ultrabook that is also powerful.
200 price difference it will just come down to preference and if you need the increase to 1600p or 1800p.


It's still nice to have the option there is what I'm getting on about regarding the warranty/customer care
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Wow, I'm shocked... reasonable prices. O_________________________O


edit to add: Guys, the thing is you can finance if it's too much. thumb.gif

Unless you have no/bad credit - see my avatar for more! X3
Edited by Miki - 2/13/13 at 12:37pm
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Wow, I'm shocked... reasonable prices. O_________________________O


edit to add: Guys, the thing is you can finance if it's too much. thumb.gif

Unless you have no/bad credit - see my avatar for more! X3

Miki....such a troll >.>. OT though, I'm quite suprised at the offerings this time around and the prices. It really does bring the value more in line with other computers of similar specs.
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