Despite all the iPhone hate, Apple’s laptops deserve all that love. Same with its desktops. Check out what retailers are planning to offer come Black Friday, which is tomorrow:
|13″ White MacBook||$999||-$100||-$100||-$81|
|13″ 2GHz MacBook||$1299||-$119||-$100||-$79|
|13″ 2.4GHz MacBook||$1599||-$149||-$150||-$129|
|15″ 2.4GHz MB Pro||$1999||-$200||-$100||-$200|
|15″ 2.5Ghz MB Pro||$2499||-$250||-$100||-$210|
|17″ 2.5GHz MB Pro||$2799||-$250||-$100||-$105|
|1.6GHz MacBook Air||$1799||-$149||-$150||-$55|
|1.8GHz SSD MacBook Air||$2499||-$179||-$150||-$129|
|20″ 2.4GHz iMac||$1199||-$119||-$100||-$69|
|20″ 2.6GHz iMac||$1499||-$129||-$100||-$80|
|24″ 2.8GHz iMac||$1799||-$159||-$150||-$119|
|24″ 3.06GHz iMac||$2199||-$159||—||—|
|Mac Pro 2.8GHz||$2799||-$250||-$150||-$174|
Note: MacMall and Amazon’s prices take into account the mail-in rebate.
Source: Mac Rumors
I mostly kept quiet last night while I chatted with Marco, the site guy, about just how much more powerful the new MacBooks are compared to their predecessors.
Marco: not too much performance boost
Marco: even with ddr3
Rico: Lol, only the basic model has an appreciable boost
Marco: i told you
Marco: macbooks benefited more
Rico: especially with the discrete (but not dedicated) graphics
Marco: but it is cheaper
Marco: my probable advice would be Read more
So Jobs has finally spilled the beans on their new MacBooks, turning the MacBook into a sort of MacBook Pro lite. Friends who’ve been brainwashed by Apple’s marketing have expressed slight disappointment—who can blame ‘em? Here’s a short rundown on what Apple has to offer:
Yes, Apple’s laptops (at least these two) feature a premium over similar PC counterparts. The MacBook starts at $1299. A similarly configured Dell XPS M1330—sans the DDR3 memory—is much cheaper, and can do more. Mobile broadband anyone? Forget what Apple says about configuring for standards that don’t exist yet. The Steve Jobs tax is very much alive, especially since you have to pay a whopping $2000 (at least) for the Macbook Pro. Read more
Here’s some serious upgrade power to MacBook Air’s older cousins, just in case you’d thought they’ve been sidelined. Just in case you don’t know, MacBook and MacBook Pro series have a built-in webcam.
The standard Apple MacBook upgrades include:
- 13-inch widescreen display.
- entry level model is a white MacBook with 2.1 GHz processor and 120 gigabytes of hard drive space but does not include built-in DVD burner.
- black variant has 250 GB capacity priced at 1,399 dollars but does not include built-in DVD burner.
The Apple MacBook Pro gets :
- Core 2 Duo processor up to 2.6 gigahertz of processing power
- up to 4 Gigabytes (GB) of 667 megahertz DDR2 SDRAM
- up to 300 GB of storage space
- Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT video card up to 512 MB of RAM.
This MacBook Pros price goes between 1,799 and 2,499 dollars.