Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Apr 2006 14:05 UTC, submitted by CrimsonScythe
Apple The 17" MacBook Pro has just been released. The 17" model has Firewire 800 and 8x dual layer Superdrive, both of which the 15.4" version lacks. The new MacBook Pro was presented during the NAB2006. The machine will cost $2799,- in the US, or round and about EUR 2879,- (differs per country) in the EU, or GBP 1999,- if you live in the UK.
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Beauty and the Beast
by Guppetto on Mon 24th Apr 2006 18:44 UTC
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Love the laptop, like the OS, but I can't find one rational reason to pay such a price (beast) for somthing that will end up as an internet terminal / word processor 90% of the time. If your not a graphics professional or a music maker, there is rationally no reason to spend a penny more than $1500 on a computer. Even that is a stretch.

I suppose the quotes from Rich Dad Poor Dad are true about people finding emotional reasons to justify purchases such as the Macbook/any PC over 1500 grand.

Lets be real, if you don't write code for a living, do graphic design, or make digital music, it's hard to justify buying this laptop even with it's specs and svet design. If people were emotionaly void, would Apple still be in business?

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