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    Redbull
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    The New Macbook pro
    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

    4x the speed of a Powerbook and duel core Intel with integrated iSight camera.

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    GoldenDelicious
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    Where is the 17" Mac book Pro???
    Does anyone know where the 17" model mac book pro is.... or when we might see one i was due to buy the lastest 17" powerbook from the usa when i travel there in May i have found it for 1850 Compared to apple's price of 2495.
    i do like the macbook pro its fast but its only 15.4" not 17"


    http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi...=sku&sku=23811

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    Redbull
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    It would be good to see a 17'' Macbook pro, but I can't imagine the cost.

    I can't work out some of Apple's pricey over the last seven months. I paid 1150 for my 17'' PB, 1.67GZ, 100GB, 7500rmp with 1 GB of RAM and an iSight.

    The equivalent of today's PB with a resolution update and longer battery life accordance costs a whooping 1700?! 550 difference just for two updates?

    Shocking to say at least.

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    Yep. Apple does overprice.

    But I'd rather pay more and get a good product than pay less just to pay less.
    Macbook: 2ghz Core Duo, 2gb Ram

    Don't forget to use the User Reputation System

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    GoldenDelicious
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    I dont know what it is with apple and their prices, why in the uk do we have to pay more for apple products than people in the usa for the same product?

    I worked out with a decent exchange rate i can pick up either the 17" powerbook or the 15.4" mac book pro with a saving of around 350.

    Im so confused i fell in love with the Powerbook 17" now they bring out 15.4" Intel Version, you can bet i fly out to the usa by my mac book pro and as im flying back they will either drop the price or launch a new 17" size doh!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenDelicious
    Does anyone know where the 17" model mac book pro is.... or when we might see one i was due to buy the lastest 17" powerbook from the usa when i travel there in May i have found it for 1850 Compared to apple's price of 2495.
    i do like the macbook pro its fast but its only 15.4" not 17"


    http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi...=sku&sku=23811
    Was that inclusive of tax? When I looked and found that some stores didn't include tax due to the different tax systems in different states.. If you are buying new from a reseller then there shouldn't be that much difference in the prices..
    Just the road and my MBP.. wohoo.. No wireless networks - DOH! Oh well, wheres my ipod! :headphone

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    Look at this artical:

    Bloggers hate 'MacBook Pro'

    From http://news.com.com/2061-11199_3-602...6231&subj=news
    Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.

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    GoldenDelicious
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    Quote Originally Posted by homer_j
    Was that inclusive of tax? When I looked and found that some stores didn't include tax due to the different tax systems in different states.. If you are buying new from a reseller then there shouldn't be that much difference in the prices..
    Yea that includes state of California Tax which is 8.5% Total Price $1850
    and it is the latest powerbook with the new brighter screen etc..i will be going there to pick it up rather than have it delivered so that will save a little too.

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    Redbull
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenDelicious
    I dont know what it is with apple and their prices, why in the uk do we have to pay more for apple products than people in the usa for the same product?
    Blame Gordon Brown. I've bought many products from USA (imported) and saved at least 850 in the last 14 months.

    But it is a risk if you buy aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbull
    Blame Gordon Brown. I've bought many products from USA (imported) and saved at least 850 in the last 14 months.

    But it is a risk if you buy aboard.
    Yea i do blame him, what i find really annoying is when it was almost $2 for the pound Gorden Brown ie the government put a limit on what you could bring back to the UK as they didnt want you spending money in the usa as they would miss out on all there precious tax (like they dont tax us enough as it is) :mad:

    When i go the store i am going to test the mac book pro / powerbook depending on which one i buy make sure its fully working with no dead pixels etc...

    When you imported from the US did you have to pay any more duty? i havent tried importing yet. i am going to the US on holiday so i thought i might as make use of the cheap prices...

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    Redbull
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenDelicious
    When you imported from the US did you have to pay any more duty? i havent tried importing yet. i am going to the US on holiday so i thought i might as make use of the cheap prices...
    Well, you pay for the shipping cost first on top of the original cost. Then import duty is usually around 4.2%, then possibly a custom fee, once all added charges have been made, this is what annoys me most, VAT!! :mad: They always use VAT charge on the final cost, not the cost in the first place.

    There have been occasions where, by coincidence, you do avoid some of those charges. Depends on the company you buy from, usually.

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    GoldenDelicious
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    Cheers Redbull i will look into it importing could be the way forward i just hope they will iron out any hardware & software issues with he mac book pro before i fly out to the USA and hopefully launch a 17" model..

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    I find this amount of fuss over the name to be a joke in itself. To be honest I never call my Imac an Imac I usually just say My Mac. When I refer to a Powerbook in the office and am around non-techy people I say the Mac laptop.

    Perhaps its me and i like a "does what it says on the tin" approach but MacBook Pro is alright to me, surely the hardware speaks for itself, plus i find it so cring-worthy when i hear computers with names like sexual lubricant for example Dell's Xps sounds like something you'd catch off a hooker or Vaio from Sony, which my dad said sounded like washing up powder.

    Whats in a name?????

    Powerbook or not there may have been other reasons for the name change.......we can but wonder!

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    lurch104
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenDelicious
    Yea that includes state of California Tax which is 8.5% Total Price $1850
    and it is the latest powerbook with the new brighter screen etc..i will be going there to pick it up rather than have it delivered so that will save a little too.
    On your way to CA, if you can schedule a layover in Philadelphia, the Christiana Mall Mac store in Delaware is only about 1/2 hour away.

    Delaware=NO SALES TAX!

    I live in Harrisburg PA, but drove right past the King of Prussia Mac store to buy in Delawae to save soo $$$.

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    GoldenDelicious
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    Quote Originally Posted by lurch104
    On your way to CA, if you can schedule a layover in Philadelphia, the Christiana Mall Mac store in Delaware is only about 1/2 hour away.

    Delaware=NO SALES TAX!

    I live in Harrisburg PA, but drove right past the King of Prussia Mac store to buy in Delawae to save soo $$$.
    Cheers for that i will consider it nice one

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