1. Nigsdylan's Avatar
    Very expensive, as usual, and even more expensive for those working in a currency which isn't dollars!
    niharikasarma likes this.
    10-28-2016 04:47 PM
  2. OZsMac's Avatar
    Placed my order for Space Grey 13" middle processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD, with AppleCare and a few cables, it's $3,840.00 (Australian $$$'s). This is challenging for most people (even those with the spare cash). So I decided to compare with a similarly spec'd updated Microsoft Surface Book, it was well over $4,000.00 (AUD).......to that helped me a bit.

    Everyone things that Apple is more expensive, and whilst I agree it's hard to do an Apples to Apples comparison, I believe that the equivalent alternate notebooks in the market are at the same value point.

    Replacing all my adaptors is a rather large pain (last count for my old 2011 MacBook Air 3 x VGA, 2 x HDMI, 2 x Ethernet, not to mention various USB cables).

    One final point is my 2011 MacBook Air is really still going along super well (i7, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD), so the higher price up-front is more than balanced with the years of service you expect from a MacBook Air or Pro. This laptop will continue to serve in our house, likely until the magic smoke comes out in some way over the coming years).
    nikkisharif likes this.
    10-28-2016 09:35 PM
  3. DLieSaS's Avatar
    I think Apple could have communicated more clearly that the "old" MBPs are still available to pay a bit more for the "future, next-gen" notebooks would be more understandable then
    10-29-2016 02:21 AM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    Looking on the positive side, now that the newest is the 'premier' laptop to have, perhaps we'll see some opportunities and price drops on slightly older and refurb models. Gotta look on the bright side!
    Of course! looking on the bright side is always the way to go. Im sure you could even pick up the old, old Macbook with the 5,400 PM hard drive. (While stocks last) Probably get deals way below $900
    10-29-2016 03:23 AM
  5. silkyxbox's Avatar
    people will still buy, no matter what the price
    10-29-2016 04:53 AM
  6. anon(9776449)'s Avatar
    I always say that the price of the apple products is FAIR. Because of the quality and the material they use.... bla bla bla. But those new models is kinda overpriced for a small touch bar. Nothing new. Just a touch bar.
    10-29-2016 05:23 AM
  7. TimHart's Avatar
    I agree. I'm OK with premium pricing for a premium product, but increasing even the entry fee is a tough pill to swallow. (I think we'll all just pretend the 13" MacBook Air doesn't exist!)
    10-29-2016 06:31 AM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I agree. I'm OK with premium pricing for a premium product, but increasing even the entry fee is a tough pill to swallow. (I think we'll all just pretend the 13" MacBook Air doesn't exist!)
    Apple's answer to that is "we'll sell you last year's model at last year's price." I get itlast year's MacBook Pro is probably more than enough computing power for the vast majority of usersbut it's still LAST year's model. I don't really agree with Apple's pricing decision but they didn't ask me for my opinion.
    10-29-2016 06:43 AM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I don't think the pricing is bad at all. If you look at similarly spec'd machines, you'll be spending about the same. For what you get, I think it's a good price point. If you're just looking for the latest and greatest and don't have a need for the extras, there's still an upgraded 13" with function keys that's cheaper.

    It doesn't matter that we're going into 2017 & people are comparing the price of these to MBPs they bought 5+ years ago, they're going to complain anyway. I bought my fully upgraded 15" MBP in 2012. It has 1TB, matte screen, 8GB RAM & a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7....it cost me about $3500, and it's still a great machine. I don't expect this new MBP that I get to cost the same as the one I have now. I expect it to be much more expensive. Years have passed & things have changed. It's not a good investment for everybody.
    anon(153966) likes this.
    10-29-2016 07:11 AM
  10. ROSES5682's Avatar
    Like others have stated Apple has always charged a premium for their products so I didn't think they would be "affordable", but I was a bit disappointed that the entry point for their cheapest model wasn't a couple hundred bucks lower.

    I upgraded two years ago so luckily for me I'm not currently in the market but my husband is and unfortunately we will have to pass on these models given the cost of we upgraded the specs to what he needs.
    10-29-2016 07:23 AM
  11. samosIM's Avatar
    Pricing, for me is in-line with what I typically buy when I upgrade. I tend to max out, but this time I know the 2TB SSD drive is more than I need. My last Retina MacBook Pro 15" (early 2013 I believe) totaled about $5000. So, with Apple Care + will be about $4000, I believe.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    10-29-2016 09:20 AM
  12. silkyxbox's Avatar
    very expensive
    10-30-2016 04:42 AM
  13. apple_power_user's Avatar
    Pricing out the middle class.
    10-30-2016 05:44 AM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    Hearing the prices announced completely took the wind out of my sails. Even at the old prices, a new MBP was going to be a tough one to budget, but now I just feel like I can't do it at all.
    TurboTiger likes this.
    10-30-2016 08:42 AM
  15. michaeljdewilde's Avatar
    Kind of a bummer for me, I'd love to get one but I typically add some upgrades and it pushes it just a bit outside my range.
    10-30-2016 09:35 AM
  16. rudedog68's Avatar
    They are expensive but they last a long time. My 11 year old uses my old 15" 2008 MBP and works fine for her needs. I have the 2013 maxed out 15" MBP and works great for FCP, Lightroom and ripping blu-rays for Plex. I'm just a hobbyist so I don't need every new model that comes out. When the day comes to get a new laptop it will be a MBP again. Expensive but worth it.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    10-30-2016 11:41 AM
  17. khkeet's Avatar
    I was really excited for the new MacBook Pro and I still am. But the starting price for the 13" seems a bit pricey. Starting at $1799.99 seems a kinda high. What do you guys think?
    I would also agree, especially considering you are going to have to add at least a few options (more memory anyone? )!
    10-30-2016 06:18 PM
  18. adp023's Avatar
    MacBook Pro's are always super expensive. If they were 200-300 cheaper, I'd buy one.
    10-30-2016 06:40 PM
  19. StayClassy101's Avatar
    Too rich for me, thank god mine is still running smoothly. Guess that's the premium of getting a mac. They last.
    10-30-2016 07:43 PM
  20. Eliasj28's Avatar
    it's a little pricey. as always in the beginning i complain but somehow always pay for apple products. I'm a photographer in need of a new laptop as i have an old MBP.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    10-30-2016 09:16 PM
  21. silkyxbox's Avatar
    always premium prices
    10-31-2016 05:55 AM
  22. wkelly24's Avatar
    I'm disappointed. I appreciate the innovation of making things smaller, tighter, lighter, etc, but I also would appreciate innovation in providing quality technology and the same or lower price. Knowing Apple, I would expect a price reduction a year down the road because they will have worked out the supply chain to streamline the process and the pricing.
    10-31-2016 07:50 AM
  23. tomaustin44's Avatar
    The pricing in the U.K. is astronomical. Thanks Brexiteers.
    10-31-2016 08:36 AM
  24. TimHart's Avatar
    Apple's answer to that is "we'll sell you last year's model at last year's price." I get it—last year's MacBook Pro is probably more than enough computing power for the vast majority of users—but it's still LAST year's model. I don't really agree with Apple's pricing decision but they didn't ask me for my opinion.
    Hahaha. Yeah, they didn't ask me either... Weird. I know last year's model is cheaper, and I know MacBooks tend to last longer than general PCs, but I still want the latest and greatest if I'm going to upgrade.
    10-31-2016 09:50 AM
  25. pappy53's Avatar
    The average working class person cannot afford Apple's new laptops. That's a shame.
    10-31-2016 11:50 AM
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