New macbooks, no santa rosa?

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  1. ady

    ady New Member

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    Well the store is still down, but I'd say the press release says it all.

    Pricing & Availability
    The new MacBook is available immediately through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.
    The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,099 (US), includes:

    • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
    • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
    • 667 MHz front-side bus;
    • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
    • 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
    • a slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
    • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
    • built-in iSight video camera;
    • Gigabit Ethernet port;
    • built-in AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
    • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire® 400 port;
    • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
    • Scrolling TrackPad;
    • the infrared Apple Remote; and
    • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
    The 2.16 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:

    • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
    • 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
    • 667 MHz front-side bus;
    • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
    • 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
    • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
    • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
    • built-in iSight video camera;
    • Gigabit Ethernet port;
    • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
    • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;
    • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
    • Scrolling TrackPad;
    • the infrared Apple Remote; and
    • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
    The 2.16 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:

    • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
    • 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
    • 667 MHz front-side bus;
    • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
    • 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
    • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
    • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
    • built-in iSight video camera;
    • Gigabit Ethernet port;
    • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
    • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;
    • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
    • Scrolling TrackPad;
    • the infrared Apple Remote; and
    • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
    Additional build-to-order options for the MacBook include the ability to upgrade to 120GB or 160GB (5400 rpm) or a 200GB (4200 rpm) hard drive, up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, Apple USB Modem, Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adapter, Apple Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan. Additional build-to-order options also include pre-installed copies of iWork ‘06, Logic Express 7, Final Cut Express HD 3.5 and Aperture 1.5.
     
  2. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    No Santa Rosa. You can tell by the integrated graphics, SR graphics are X3100.
     
  3. xenon supra

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    Sweet, my sister is just about to get one of these :eek3:

    We were going to get the 2.0 and it was going to be 1300 but now itll be 1100. :run:
     
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    Dammit. We just got my mom one for Mother's Day on Saturday.

    We can call Apple and get a price reduction, right? We bought it from the bookstore at school.
     
  5. scotty

    scotty why don't you take a seat right over there? OT Supporter

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    im disappointed i was hoping for something more than a spec increase like the rumored "ultra portable" model with flash memory.
     
  6. neil

    neil Put it in the Air!

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    Son of a bitch, i just bought a black one last week. 2ghz, 2gb ram and 120 gb hard drive..
     
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    do not want
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    usually you can call and bitch if it's that close, they might upgrade yours for free.
     
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    neil Put it in the Air!

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    i bought it through the apple store locally, i think i may have to pay a restocking fee. I am gonna call them SOB's right now
     
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    Kinda Disappointing, other manufacturers are coming out with their Santa Rosa based laptops already and Apple just bumps a few other specs instead of giving the Macbook what it needs, which is better video through the X3100. :wtc:
     
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    they're probably trying to sell all of these, then will switch to santa rosa after college buying ends.

    just like they did with the intel switch. :wtc:
     
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    This is the real issue I think, that others put the x3100 in and Apple have weak intergrated graphics. However there don't seem to be any low-end santa rosa machines out yet, so apple technically aren't lacking to the competition.

    Really it only benefits the casual gamer. From Apple's perspective I completely understand it, makes alot of business sense; though it would have been nice to see a $999 macbook rather than very powerful ones.
     
  13. Bona Fide

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    I wouldn't have hesitated to pull the trigger if they had put the X3100 in that. :mad:
     
  14. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    underwhelming update. just look at how close, feature-wise, the base macbook is to the current MBPs. They better update the MBP line soon or they'll cannabalize a good amount of sales in the coming weeks
     
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    I'm sure they will, but there are still big differences between the two, dedicated graphics and the screen size being the main ones. I doubt too many people were buying MBPs over MBs for the extra processor speed and hard drive options.
     
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    Gli i can has fast duck?

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    hmm well at least we know a MBP update will come now, lol. i'll be buying a MBP whenever that happens
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    yeah but holy shit, $1000 for a bigger screen, non-shit graphics card and firewire 800? who in their right mind would put down for an mbp right now :ugh2:
     
  18. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    non-glossy screen, backlit keyboard, better casing (imo), straight dvi-out... its a little more than you list.
     
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    :werd: that glossy screen sucks ass
     
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    i think they need to update the mac mini before anything. it's still running core1duo
     
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    While it is the oldest thing that needs updating, I'm sure from apple's point of view an extra 5-10% performance isn't on a big list of things to do.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    That, and most people that buy Mini's aren't concerned about blazing performance numbers. I'm not saying they should not update it, but if they can get rock-bottom pricing on those processors while still charging the same amount... :)
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    yes, your right, it is the cheapest apple they provide. changing the config would probably probably just raise the cost
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    The cost to Apple, not to the consumer. And why increase your own costs?

    Here's the way I see it. With the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, they have to keep themselves on top to keep hold of that 9.9% of the laptop market. With the Mini, there aren't too many competitors, so they can be lax in that department (IMO). Plus, you can plop a C2D in it no problem :)
     

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