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    News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    An aluminium unibody enclosure, NVIDIA graphics and an all-glass multi-touch trackpad all feature in Apple's new family of MacBooks.
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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    Still way too bloody expensive!!

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    Im aliitle shocked by the price of the cheaper macbook! Heres me with £700 waiting for the new macbok to find its as expensive as the old top of the line black macbook!
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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    Yay looks like il be changing my MBP once i got the cash

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    Uk price has gone from £699 to to the new lower price of £715 (maybe higher) while in the us it has dropped $99.

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    Quote Originally Posted by kris120890 View Post
    Uk price has gone from £699 to to the new lower price of £715 (maybe higher) while in the us it has dropped $99.
    Apple re-calculated prices based on the lower exchange rate.

    Last time round, the $ to £ was $1.9-2.00. Now, it's only $1.7.

    So, the decrease is totally wiped out in price by apple taking account of the current exchange rate. The $999 plus VAT works out at about £680 (todays rate). - so Apple aren't overcharging us by hundreds or anything close. The lowest rate recently was $1.68 to £1 (only four days ago...), works out at £698 inc VAT. When Apple were working out the prices, they would have seen the currency falling and need to take account of that. The small amount on top of the ever-changing figure from doing the calculation is therefore a reasonable margin to protect them from any further currency falls and any extra shipping/overheads.

    Personally, the new macbooks look very very nice. Shame I don't need a new laptop right now I still have my Core Duo 2 year old macbook, and picked up a Dell XPS 1530 at the beginning of summer. Maybe I can justify one next year, after a revision or two!

    At least you get a superdrive (dvdrw) rather than just the combodrive (cdrw+dvd reader) for the extra £20 (new price is £719)
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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    I was honestly thinking of getting one of the new models to compliment my pc (plus i still have never owned a laptop!) but it's still too expensive for me

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    I still hate the new keyboards. And, though the DVD writer is an upgrade, I'd rather pocket the 200 notes difference and get my equivalent C2D from Michael Dell.

    Disappointing; I like OS X a lot.
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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    That is one of the laziest pieces of cut-n-paste journalism i've ever read.

    Yes, you've got to report this - provide a link to apple.com ... but please, don't just paraphrase and repeat all the crap that apple spill forth.

    You're British .... stiffen your back, sleep on it and give us the verdict in the morning.

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    Interesting. As a likely purchaser of the new MBP there are a few things I love and a few things that irk me. The required glossy screen and the lack of a proper DVI connection (without getting ripped off for the adaptor) are a slight problem. On the other hand I really like the unibody, the new touchpad and the upgraded hardware.

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    I'm going to be in the market for a new lt soon, iwas thinking of the mbp, not sure now, they do look nice, though I tend to make my purchases on more than looks.

    On the all aluminium one-block design of the mbp, will this make upgrading the ram more differcult?

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    still stupidly overweight. woo.

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    Quote Originally Posted by Shameless View Post
    Im aliitle shocked by the price of the cheaper macbook! Heres me with £700 waiting for the new macbok to find its as expensive as the old top of the line black macbook!
    I dont know where you got your figures, but the top of the line black macbook was never £700

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    I dont know where you got your figures, but the top of the line black macbook was never £700
    I think he's referring to the fact that old black Macbook was approximately £950 - the same price now as the "new" entry-level aluminium macbook.

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    Re: News - Apple launches new range of MacBooks and lowers price to $999

    The lack of a matte screen option on the Macbook Pro is really putting me off getting one.

    I can understand the economies for Apple of just offering the glossy screen, but I'm sure there's a lot of designers/professional photographers out there that Apple have just alienated.

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