New MacBook & Pricing
Apple announced its new macBook yesterday. i had not heard about it all before the announcement and now suddenly it’s not only announced but actually in the shops. This is almost as impressive as the Google Chrome bombshell.
Anyway, the new macBook looks very yummy. i’m a bit surprised by the pricing though. In France there is a 300 euro disparity between the 2.0 and 2.4Ghz models. the only other difference being a 250GB hard drive. Retail-wise the price difference on the chips is only €25-35 (incl VAT), and the difference between a 160GB and 250GB hard drive is only €15. So what am I paying the other €250 for? The backlit keyboard? C’mon …. it’s like a blackBook tax all over again!