From the WWDC: Apple still sticking to expensive laptops in this economy
New Macbook Lineup promises cheapest/greenest ever.
Today, at the Worldwide Developers conference, Apple introduced their latest lines of MacBooks with the typical, high price tag and cool, formfitting features and upgrades.
First on the list was a new 15″ MacBook with a brand new display that has a higher “gamut” of colors and a very long improved battery life of 7 hours and 1,000 charges. It also comes with it’s fastest processor to date – a 3.06 Dual Core CPU and up to 8GB or RAM. The 15″ Macbook also comes with a new SD card slot and the option of up to a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive or a 256GB SSD drive. Price range – a stunning $1700 to just over $2200, IN THIS ECONOMY.
Next came the 17″ MacBook Pro, updated to 2.8 Ghz with 500 gig HD. Just your standard updgrade.The 13″ Macbook Pro chimes in at $1200 – cheaper than the current MacBook Pro of similar size. There’s also the new MacBook Air, which goes up to 2.13 GHz up to $1800. IN THIS ECONOMY.
No Netbooks for Cupertino, it seems.
According to Apple, these new laptops are the greenest laptops ever and will be running OSX Snow Leopard.
But seriously. A $2200 laptop when you can get a PC for as low as $300 which performs as fast? Cupertino would’ve done better jumping on the netbook bandwagon and setting a higher standard.
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