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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:19 PM

Apple cuts MacBook Pro price, updates processors

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Source: AP-Excite

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple says it has lowered the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops by $200 and updated its processors. It also launched new models with faster processors and more memory.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) said Wednesday that the MacBook Pro with "Retina" display and 128 gigabytes of flash memory will now cost $1,499, down from $1,699. A new model with 256 gigabytes of flash will cost $1,699.

The 15-inch model has a faster processor and the same price.

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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130213/DA4DTTBG0.html

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Reply Apple cuts MacBook Pro price, updates processors (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
Cronus Protagonist Feb 2013 #1
FredisDead Feb 2013 #2
we can do it Feb 2013 #3
musiclawyer Feb 2013 #4
IDemo Feb 2013 #5
RoccoR5955 Feb 2013 #6
onehandle Feb 2013 #7
pinto Feb 2013 #8

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:22 PM

1. Relevance to politics and DU?

Don't see any in the OP.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:30 PM

2. Overrated

 

Overpriced

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:37 PM

3. Thank you, good news.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:47 PM

4. I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro non retina

Got it on sale over the holidays. With the memory I needed I got a deal. I record music.
But the retina display with the small amount of SS memory and no way to insert a dvd or cd was a deal breaker. At this lower price they will move more product. If apple wants even more sales they need to lower the prices of the others across the board

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:56 PM

5. Interesting that they emphasize "flash memory" several times

Without mentioning that the NAND flash is packaged within an SSD (solid state drive) containing its own controller and DRAM.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:30 PM

6. I know that they have started manufacturing machines in the US

I wonder if these are some of them.
I know that Macs are pricier, but I can tell you, from personal experience, that the MacBook Pro is well worth the money. It is so much better constructed than any of the competitors, that it's unbelievable. They are much more durable. I have one that I have been trudging to and from work for the past three years, and though the aluminum case may have a couple of dents in it, it still works fine.
I have owned PC laptops for many years, mostly Think Pads. Since Lenovo took over for IBM in the PC market, the quality of the product has suffered. The newest Lenovos are about par for their peers. The Apple line of laptops has no peers. It's constructed much more solidly.

Oh, and did I mention that I still support PCs with this machine. I run Windows in virtual machines, and it runs better than on a native Windows box. I'm sold on Apple's superior product. You may pay more, but you get what you pay for.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:52 PM

7. President Obama asked Steve Jobs personally to create manufacturing jobs in the USA.

And it's happening.

Let's hear it for insourcing!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:38 PM

8. Please consider reposting in a more appropriate forum. Locking.

Thanks.

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