22 January 2009

Wait, so I paid an extra $300 for what?

Is this a good move when trying to push an aspirational good?

With the new white MaBbook update, it seems that unibody MacBook buyers are paying $300 extra for the following:

1. RAM at 1066 MHz rather than 677, which can be upgraded from third parties for less than $70.
2. 40GB of hard disk space, which can be purchased from Apple for $50.
3. Mini DisplayPort instead of MiniDVI
4. Trackpad.
5. Lack of Firewire
6. Glass glossy screen.
7. Aluminum.

Am I bothered? Not really - I'm vain enough to pay essentially $180 more for a better-looking computer, but are other people such sitting ducks for Apple marketing?

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