Originally Posted by Wiggin
Because they have to give you a reason to purchase a more expensive machine. Just like you don't get all the bells and whistles on a low-end car. It keeps the cost down and differentiates the product line.
You want multi-touch? Pay for it!
No one expects the specs of a high0end car to trickle down to the low-end for many years, but for some reason people expect Apple to put their latest tech in their low-end right away. I don't get it.
Originally Posted by gregmacoy
Seems pretty disappointing - I was hoping for a case/keyboard refresh
The logical answer is that there will be no case redesign until later this year. The processor upgrade just doesn't warrant it.
Originally Posted by Tailpipe
This is too little too late.
Where are the new MBPs that have been seen at Cupertino? I guess it'll be another six months before they arrive. That means Apple will debut a Montevina MBP onths after everyone else.
No wonder the share price is langusihing at $120. It deserves to.
Talk about disappointed. I could cry.
So Apple should be able to release a machine containing processors that aren't even in production yet? Mobile Penryn has only arrived to other OEMs a couple weeks ago. Sure, they announced it and allowed pre-orders, but they weren't shipping until min-February. Apple is now ON:LY selling Penyrn in their notebooks, which no other OEM can say, so it might take Apple a little longer to get enough supply for its high- and low-end notebooks.
Originally Posted by markoh
Since the stock fell to $120 and they needed to find out more ways to squeeze every penny out of their customers. Did you really expect a $2800 laptop to include a remote?
Originally Posted by bluesky1787
Why do we have to pay for a remote that was included before?
Bad move Apple
That is the weakest argument I've read on on any forum. I buy a new Mac about every 6 months. I have more remotes than I know what to do with. Except for the AppleTV they go completely unused. It's about time Apple stopped giving away with pointless accessory.
Originally Posted by lucky13
Is the 4GB of RAM with purchasing....or over kill..will I see a big difference?
It depends on what you are running.
My solution: Go with the 2GB standard, and install iStat Menus to see how much RAM you are using. If it's over 80% on average then purchase 4GB from Newegg or OWC.
Originally Posted by rokeylounge
Well, I like the (slightly) increased speeds of the new MacBook processors, but why did they lower the L2 Cache? I'm also disappointed about them not giving the MB Multi-Touch trackpads,
1) Multi-touch trackpads are new tech, you shouldn't expect it on the low-end machine before it had a run on the high-end?
2) The lower L2 is what Intel decided. I'm curious to see how the performance tests will turn out across difference applications.
Originally Posted by Koolio
I agree - I think we'll see the updated design in the Sept - Nov timeframe...along with Montevina and what not.
Originally Posted by gastroboy
How does NOT
getting what they gave you previously, without a price reduction, SAVE
You're in luck. If you just have to have that remote and can't stand paying $19 for it then you can you buy a refurbished Santa Rosa MB or MBP. You'll also get a price cut with this purchase.
Originally Posted by rokeylounge
Don't get me wrong, I am sincerely disgusted with Apple's RAM upgrade prices. Though, buying it elsewhere DOES NOT MEAN that it will be in the computer the moment you get the computer, and it does not mean that it'll be installed by an Apple tech/machine, and it does not mean that it'll be warranted under Apple's one-stop-shop. If your aftermarket RAM craps on yo, u have to send it to your supplier, and if it hurts your computer, you have to deal with them, and for a lot of people, it's hard to know what is what, how it works, where to put it, and what to do if it won't turn on (plug-in the cord, dummy).
If you don't like it, don't buy it. If you think there is an issue with after market RAM (though rare) just swap in the original 2GB and see if it's okay. If not, send that machine to Apple, if it is, then send the 3rd-party RAM to whomever.