They Can Be Thankful That Apple Prices Their Macbook’s So Stupid Expensive For Maybe Saving Microsoft From Completely Sinking Down The Toilet With Windows 8.
I don’t know anyone who has touted Microsoft’s huge victory with Windows 7 more than I have. I’m a HUGE HUGE FAN of Windows 7. But Windows 8 and it’s touch interface and Metro UI looks like a complete disaster.
So Apple comes out with an announcement today for its 13 inch Macbook Pro priced at $1,699 and $1,999. The $1,699 model includes a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and a 128GB SSD drive. And the $1,999 step-up boosts the processor speed with a dual-core Intel Core i7 processor and the option to increase the SSD drive’s capacity to 768GB source Gizmodo
Instead of putting its foot on the throat of Microsoft and crushing its larynx Apple leaves the door open for people to continue on with lesser priced Windows based computers.
I contend that if the iPad mini is priced at less that $275 it will be a knock out punch for Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes and Noble’s Nook. Every kid is going to want one and parents that don’t want to spend $500 on a full sized iPad will put one in the hands of their kids for the holidays.
If they price the iPad mini over $350 to start they will leave breathing room for the android devices of the world to survive. There’s no doubt after using both android and Apple devices that the operating system for Apple tablets is far more user friendly and should command a slight premium.
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They just announced the pricing of the iPad mini base model starts at $329 which IMO leaves the door open for the lesser Nook and Kindle Fire to survive. This is not to say that the Fire or Nook are nearly as good as the ipad Mini but they are able to be priced considerably less. There is a sweet spot of price that most people would be willing to spend for a child’s holiday present and $329 is higher than magic number IMO.
Sort of like the $9.99 lunch, price it over that and you lose a lot of working folks. looks like Apple let up on squashing its competitors on this one as well.
If money were no option you go full sized iPad obvi.