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  • Plastic Macbook Here to Stay After Refresh
    The beloved polycarbonate Macbook is in line for a refresh of design to make it slimmer and lighter along with an update to the internals as well reports AppleInsider. This comes shortly after the addition of the 13" Aluminum unibody Macbook Pro released in June.

    Since the release of the 13" Macbook Pro the entry level 13" Plastic Macbook has looked oddly out of place next to sexy aluminum siblings leading to questions about it's possible future with many wondering if it is going keep being produced.

    Apple intends to keep the Macbook as a sub $1000 entry level laptop after refreshing it to be more 2010 and less 2006 (the last time it had a visual update). The 13" plastic Macbook has worked its way to the #2 seller of all Apple computers behind the iMac recently most likely due to the good performance (Apple has silently upgraded it not once but twice) for less money.

    Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes believes that Apple will inroduce multiple models at multiple price points after the refresh
    We [...] believe the MacBook line needs to be revamped (there is only one MacBook available now, an old white model) and that we could see a lower priced line soon, positioned below the new MacBook Pro models,
    via appleinsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Plastic Macbook Here to Stay After Refresh started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope they bring back the blackbook!
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      eeeeewwwwww
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      i cant wait to see it

      but probably wont look as good as my aluminum unibody sex machine
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I agree. Nothing is sexier than my 13" MBP
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      As soon as my rich uncle get's out of the poor house , maybe I can afford one .
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I say kill the Macbook, or complete redesign
    1. chrispy212's Avatar
      chrispy212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I say kill the Macbook, or complete redesign
      On what basis? I am typing this on a macbook. They fill a niche in the market, for people who want to access to OS X and the various perks a mac provides, but do not have deep pockets. They may be more expensive than other hardware-equivalent laptops on the market, but that is understandable.

      Why would ANYONE want the macbook killed, except Apple's competitors?
    1. redmagic's Avatar
      redmagic -
      how about colour unibody ??
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by chrispy212 View Post
      On what basis? I am typing this on a macbook. They fill a niche in the market, for people who want to access to OS X and the various perks a mac provides, but do not have deep pockets. They may be more expensive than other hardware-equivalent laptops on the market, but that is understandable.

      Why would ANYONE want the macbook killed, except Apple's competitors?
      On the basis that the entry level MBP is around the same cost as the entry level MB less than a year ago. When Apple released the unibody MB last year it was a step in the right direction. But they have since wiped it out for no apparent reason and replaced it with the MBP for the same price. Like I said, complete redesign is in order or just kill it off....and I am speaking of the body of the MB here and nothing else. It just doesnt fit in with the Mac family anymore

      Quote Originally Posted by redmagic View Post
      how about colour unibody ??
      +1
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I have never been to an apple store. I saw the white macbook on youtube and it was love at first sight. It is a very high quality machine when i got it off ebay.1.83 ghz and 60 gb hd glossy screen just loved it but the sound of the dvd drive bothered me then again all macs drives sound cheap.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      You have never been to an Apple Store?
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      i wanna see it.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I can't wait to see what upgrades the 13" MBP gets this holiday season so I can see how screwed I got when I got mine in June. lol.
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      I hope they lower the price on the MacBooks. Maybe then I can afford to be a Mac user
    1. ekidd's Avatar
      ekidd -
      Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
      I hope they lower the price on the MacBooks. Maybe then I can afford to be a Mac user
      dont think thats going to happen
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I can't wait to see what upgrades the 13" MBP gets this holiday season so I can see how screwed I got when I got mine in June. lol.
      lmao. I hate that feeling. But at least we bought ours early enough so that we had the top end 13" MBP for as long as possible
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stealthbravo View Post
      lmao. I hate that feeling. But at least we bought ours early enough so that we had the top end 13" mbp for as long as possible :d
      ^+1xd
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I bet you will buy another one come the end of the year
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      haha, you know me too well. I have my hopes set high on the tablet tho!!
    1. algojobathosai's Avatar
      algojobathosai -
      Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
      I hope they lower the price on the MacBooks. Maybe then I can afford to be a Mac user
      Yeah...hope so too...
      but dont think it will happend.....