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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Why Two MacBooks?

Seems that Apple doesn't want to stop making MacBooks...

Let's take a look at the history of it all. First off, the MacBook Pro was born. Pretty cool - built-in iSight, MagSafe, same old (but awesome) aluminum, great! Next, the nice white MacBook we have known for about almost three and a half years at the time of the writing of this post. Then, earlier this year, the MacBook Air was born as a very thin version of the MacBook Pro. Now the original MacBook Pro is dead, replaced by a new one, and MacBook has a brother!

I don't get this - I think Apple should just phase out the white version and keep the new aluminum one, and charge US$1099 for it again! I mean, isn't it faster and cheaper to produce the new aluminum MacBooks? Or is Apple trying to sell all of its remaining white MacBooks to ease the move to the new one?


Josh said...

Seems to me that Apple is trying to expand its high-end line of MacBooks while also trying to compete at a lower price point. At $300 cheaper than the aluminum MacBook, the white MacBook could be considered an entry-level notebook. Makes sense to me.