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02-08-2012, 09:38 PM #1
Apple Ends Sales of White MacBook to Schools
Remember this MacBook? May it rest in peace.
A while back, Apple discontinued the sales of the white MacBook; the Apple notebook computer that was slightly cheaper than the MacBook Pro with a plastic case and cheaper computer specifications. When they discontinued it, it was removed from the Apple Web site and no longer offered to individual customers. Instead, Apple continued to sell the white MacBook to educational institutions so that teachers would have the proper teaching tools to offer PowerPoint presentations for students to take notes, or other classroom uses.
As of late, Apple has discontinued the sales of the white MacBook to these educational institutions, officially decommissioning it's role in the Apple computer line up. This leaves us with the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air as Apple's notebook computers. It's a sad thought, considering that the MacBook was a great footprint in Apple's notebook computer sales being that it had a price tag of $999 versus the base MacBook Pro at $1199. Now that the MacBook Air has been a great focus of Apple's, it seems to have taken that $999 throne.
The MacBook was, in a way, an outcast from the rest of the Macs in service. Apple has started using aluminum and glass computer bodies as they no longer found an interest in plastic. At this point in time, all of Apple's Macs are made out of aluminum cases. They are much more sleek, nicer in appearance, and more durable. The white MacBook probably won't be missed so much.
Sources: Apple Insider
02-08-2012, 09:42 PM #2
This was my first Mac ever... I must say that it was a horrible machine.. Always over heated and the white plastic continuously peeled off.. Then again I did own the original when it came out.. But now I'm a happy owner of a 13.3" MacBook Air =D
02-08-2012, 10:39 PM #3
Haha, I had one of these before I got my MacBook Pro. And it definitely got unbearably hot sometimes. But still, it's made by Apple, and it wasn't too bad of a machine. Better than Windows..
8GB iPod Touch 1G: 1.1.1 > 1.1.2 > 1.2 > 2.0 > 2.0.1 > 2.1 > 2.2 > 2.2.1 > 3.0 > 3.0.1 GM RedSn0wed
16GB iPhone 3G > Sold $375 > iPhone 4: 4.2.8 > 5.0
32GB iPad: 3.2 > 3.2.1 > Traded For MacBook > Traded + $500 For MacBook Pro
02-08-2012, 11:10 PM #4
02-08-2012, 11:29 PM #5
I get sad at how much i pay for this piece of c***... You can get 2x better computer running microsoft
02-09-2012, 12:01 AM #6
IMO all apple devices are overpriced bull... With the exception of the iphone/ipod, I dont see the big deal about apple. Their laptops are $1000 for specs you could find in a pc for $400. #Marketing. They are great at it.
02-09-2012, 01:35 AM #7
If you look better just Mac Pro's is overpriced.
iPhone / iPad / iPod - iOS. iOS better than android. You don't need dual core and 1GB of ram to run Angry Birds.
Laptops - OS X. Most beautiful OS ever. Trackpad. Even hardware. Can you found 13" laptop (like MBP) with for example 2.8GHz i7 processor? Ummm I don't think so.
iMac's. Big things. They don't even have their competitors. All other All-in-one is crap. Crappy screens etc.
I think like that - Laptops, phones, tablets, All - in - one ------ Apple
Desktop PC's - Not Apple. But I'm pretty sure that there's no other that powerful computers with better software??
02-09-2012, 04:57 AM #8
I been workng with PCs and Macs since 1981. I remember DOS V1.1 on the PC and I make my living from working with them now. I make a reasonable amount of money at fixing friends PCs - changing the odd piece of hardware and clearing malware etc.
It used to really annoy me at how smug Apple owners were - I'd used Macs but never in earnest and I couldnt really see the attraction.
About 4 years ago I got my first Apple product, an iPhone. I loved it. A friend of mine used to badger me the whole time about moving on to buy a Mac but I held out.
18 months ago I gave in and bought a MacBook Pro. I am now that smug apple user. My machine runs as fast now as the day I bought it, no anti-malware or AV software has ever been installed on it. Every time I use it I think to myself that I could have bought 3 laptops for what it cost but then I pickup my wife's laptop and cannot believe how slow it is.
I never thought I would ever say but seriously - come over the the dark side!
02-09-2012, 05:55 AM #9
02-09-2012, 06:29 AM #10
My 2.0 GHz White MacBook is doing just fine alongside my White iPhone 4 and White iPad 2
02-09-2012, 06:51 AM #11
You stick to your PC, I'll keep buying Apple products like I always have. I have never owned a PC, never will if I have my way.
I only use PC's in a work setting when I am forced to.
02-09-2012, 07:37 AM #12
02-09-2012, 08:17 AM #13
/waits for Mac lovers to get their pitchforks
02-09-2012, 11:38 AM #14
Just like with android, windows computers need there higher specs to run even decently. I have the first intel iMac, January 2006. 17" 1.8 ghz intel core duo. 1 gig of ram. Runs like a dream on snow leopard. My windows computer with a 2.1 dual core and 3 gigs of ram dosnt even come close. I'm glad I finally was able to get this amazing piece of hardware. Apple costs more because of its superior build quality and customer service. When have you ever gone into the Apple Store and not received free repairs on your devices? Or even a replacement? And it also runs Mac OS X, an unbeatable OS that only Apple hardware offers. Those are the reasons people pay out the *** for these amazing devices.
02-09-2012, 04:24 PM #15
Fish are friends, not food!
Neither is Slow Internet.
02-09-2012, 05:40 PM #16
02-10-2012, 12:02 AM #17
I'm a heavy gamer and we all know macs don't have the power for gaming. NEXT!
02-10-2012, 10:14 PM #18
02-11-2012, 01:45 AM #19