Originally Posted by TroubleStarter
Interesting that the author talked about the similarities between MacBook Pro 13" and the new MacBook 13". I mentioned this under another discussion, but I think that this might be more appropriate.
Both MacBook Pro 13" and the new MacBook 13" have:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
2 GB DDR3
1280 x 800 gloss display LCD
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
7h hour battery
New touch pad
Apparently, the only differences are:
Aluminum case vs Plastic case
Firewire port present vs No Firewire port
Backlit keyboard vs Regular keyboard
160GB vs 250GB (!!!)
But, one costs 1199.00 (or 1078.00 using AppleInsider's discount) and the other costs 999.00 (or 899.18 using AppleInsider's discount).
Does anyone else here think that Apple should lower the prices for MacBook Pro 13"? Or, at least, start shipping MacBook Pro 13" with 250GB standard?
I went to an Apple Store and test-drove both and, though, I like the aluminum case, I don't see a point in purchasing it anymore, especially with a hard disk 36% smaller.