Hmmmm . . . Apple is cutting corners and nickle and diming. The mini-DVI apapter now costs money. All the HD choices at at 5400 RPM. The video card uses shared memory. You can't get a single-stick 1 GB at the Apple Store, and getting the two 1 GB sticks adds US$500 to the price.<br><br>And what's with an extra 200 bucks for black instead of white???<br><br>Hate to say it, but a lot of this sucks a wet one.<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
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Yep. I want a black one, but I don't want to pay the extra $$ just for a few hundred mghz. The shared memory was to be expected, and given that this is a rather low-end (consumer) machine, I don't really care. The price is what kills me. Where are the "low priced" entry models??? Apple was finally starting to get their prices inline this past year or two and now they seem to be regressing to the ever-escalating price model.<br><br>
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Charging extra for the black version has to be a simple balancing agent. Everyone will be clamoring for them so in order to keep them from becoming dominant and/or selling out leaving only the white versions they are jacking the price up. <br><br>
Huh, $1099 for the entry level<br>"The 1.83 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,099 (US), includes:"<br><br>Thats a nice price.<br><br>The black is for people willing to pay for a bit more storage and "cool"<br><br>The new keyboard is what really rules, feels great.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>All the HD choices at at 5400 RPM.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I would never edit video (or audio) directly to the Mac's main hard drive. I always use external 7200 rpm drives to store and edit audio/video. I've always understood that the drive rpm speed only matters to the drive containing the audio/video content. In this case, does the 5400 rpm drive speed of the MacBook/MacBook Pro matter? I guess it does if you're planning on using the MacBook's hard drive to run the application and store the video content. <br><br>***********************<br>[color:red]Nice Try</font color=red>
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video and audio editing should always be done on the fastest drive you can get . Bitching about the 5400 rpm, most people wouldnt even notice the spedd. If it was faster you would have less battery life.<br><br>good god, the mac people usual bitching is so predictable.<br><br>1. This is a consumer machine<br>2. Integrated graphics kick the snot out of the old NVidia mobile<br>3. The drive is good for 99% of the people for this model, if it isnt upgrade it in the custom order section or buy a Pro machine.<br><br><br>sorry had to rant<br><br><br>
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