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curtis hannah said:Since the macbook pro now has the same price as the macbook, what's the point, I understand it has double the storage(which raises the question why can't they make a $300 less 128gb macbook), is there really that many people buying the macbook instead of the air/pro?
As for a 13" Pro at the same price, I'd never buy one with 128GB, meaning it would put me back to $1,499, minimum. For ME, it wasn't worth the extra money. My needs don't demand a lot of CPU or GPU performance. The 12" MacBook is quite snappy compared to my '10 15" Pro, even with an SSHD hybrid drive. Again, I haven't done much of anything requiring GPU performance, but my former 15" Pro wasn't exactly a screamer, even with dual graphics.
ireland said:How do we know the new iPad doesn't have a laminated display? And if it does not, why does it not? And no mention of the True Tone display, better camera and four speakers.
I have been using MacbookPro with DVD drive for 3 years now and it's battery works still better than the new macs according to this report of course. I was really amazed with 12" Macbook but it wasn't fast enough for me, even the newer version of it is not what I am looking for. I was really excited when I learned that Apple was going to release new macs. Touchbar, new design as 12" Macbook has and new usb standard ports. I was expecting new contour design batteries in this new machines but it didn't happen.
But I don't understand this new pricing policy. I think 12" Macbook should be same price as Macbook Air and new Macbook Pro 13" with touchbar should be same price as previous Macbook Pro 13" with retina display.
Pricing: I bought a 13" MacBook Air first. I'll say this: I was disappointed. The screen quality, keyboard and trackpad all felt cheap when compared to my 6-year-old MacBook Pro. For $1,200, I was expecting a little more. As soon as Best Buy ran a sale on the 12" MacBook for $1,149, I made the exchange that day. The performance is nearly the same, thanks to the better RAM and faster PCIe storage. The overall quality difference alone makes the 12" more valuable, not to mention the extremely better Retina display.
As for the 2016 13" MacBook Pro: non-Touch Bar is priced the same as the 2015 model. The 2015 started with 128GB, with 256 being an upgrade. Since the 2016 starts at 256, it's priced the same as the upgraded 2015. As for Touch Bar models, if you want the latest features, you're going to pay for it. Considering what upgrades come with the Touch Bar models versus the non-Touch Bar models, the pricing isn't horrible.
Price them like the 13" Retina MacBook Pro? Ok... here goes: in 2012, the 13" MacBook Pro Retina started at $1,699 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. The price has fallen over the years, just as it will with the new Touch Bar models.
The 2016 Touch Bar 13" starts at $1,799 with 8GB and 256GB for $100 more than the original Retina did 4 years ago, with Touch Bar, TouchID, much improved graphics, 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports and better display accuracy. Again, I see these prices falling a little over time.
So many are complaining about the pricing of these new models, but they all fail to remember Apple's pricing on completely new models when they are released. The 2012 Retina 15" started at $2,199 with 8GB of RAM.