Maxed out 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro at $6699 isn't Apple's most expensive laptop ever

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  • Reply 21 of 23
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 3,215member

    If anything, one still can't believe that the display isn't more edge-to-edge. This continues to make the entire MacBook line still appear dated.
    This the main reason why I think this is a 'Yikes' machine. A stopgap solution.

    I think the real MBP release (next year?) will have almost zero bezels.
  • Reply 22 of 23
    LorenzoC.LorenzoC. Posts: 1unconfirmed, member
    Apple in the past would provide a new model at the same price with not only a new processor, but also more ram and more hard disk space. In Italy the new maxed out mbp 15" costs more than 8.000 euro!!!
  • Reply 23 of 23
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,195moderator
    LorenzoC. said:
    Apple in the past would provide a new model at the same price with not only a new processor, but also more ram and more hard disk space. In Italy the new maxed out mbp 15" costs more than 8.000 euro!!!
    People don't need to max the SSD capacity, it doesn't impact the performance of the machine, except on the low end in some cases where the smaller drives have lower read/write performance. If they offered a 16TB SSD then it would cost about 20k euros. Just don't buy it if you don't need it. Back when they used hard drives, they topped out at 1TB. The 1TB SSD model with maxed spec is 4700 euros, just under 2k euros over the base model. The SSDs are usually soldered on now so people do have to plan ahead when buying storage but there's always external storage, cloud storage and machines can be upgraded to new models at any time. Macs have gone up in price since a few years ago for maxed out models. They'd be around 3-3.5k euros for maximum options with 1TB of storage but the touch bar is adding about $300, the Retina display will be adding around $100 and the SSD about $800.

    If Apple's SSD pricing reached $0.20/GB instead of $0.80/GB, that would cut $200 off the entry price and $2800 off the highest price. Apple makes their own SSDs from 3rd party components using Toshiba/Samsung NAND and they add a markup. Higher quality Samsung NAND is around $0.40-0.50/GB. I wouldn't expect Apple to sell the components with zero margin but maybe they could get down to ~$0.60/GB, which wouldn't do much for the low end but would bring the 1TB entry model just under $3k.
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