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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RE[2]: US vs EU prices
by shotsman on Mon 24th Apr 2006 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE: US vs EU prices"
shotsman
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2005-07-22

Remember that the US price is BEFORE sales tax which varies from state to state.

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RE[3]: US vs EU prices
by Dubhthach on Mon 24th Apr 2006 22:25 in reply to "RE[2]: US vs EU prices"
Dubhthach Member since:
2006-01-12

Yes, but i was comparing the price before Tax (VAT). In Ireland the price of this new MacBook Pro is $200 higher then before tax in the US. I didn't know it cost $200 to ship a laptop from Taiwan to Europe (instead of to US) pfff!!

Apple US price (ex. tax)
$2,799 US = 2,260.65 euro (going by http://xe.com/pca)

Apple Ireland price (ex. tax)
2,420.66 euro = $3,003.64 (going by http://xe.com/pca)

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RE[4]: US vs EU prices
by lunddal on Tue 25th Apr 2006 07:29 in reply to "RE[3]: US vs EU prices"
lunddal Member since:
2006-02-09

"Yes, but i was comparing the price before Tax (VAT). In Ireland the price of this new MacBook Pro is $200 higher then before tax in the US. I didn't know it cost $200 to ship a laptop from Taiwan to Europe (instead of to US) pfff!! "

Apple charges for higher wages, longer warranty, and for most European countries: localization.

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