MacBook Air's price difference between models
Apple just today announced their new portable laptop model, “the world’s thinnest notebook”, the MacBook Air. I love their description:
MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable and ultra unlike anything else. But you donâ€™t lose inches and pounds overnight. Itâ€™s the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.
Perhaps it should have been called MacBook Ultra. Anyway, what I do find really strange about this gorgeous looking little notebook is the price difference between the two models in the UK.
The base model is a 13 inch 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo with 2GB of memory and an 80GB hard drive at Â£1,199.. add a whopping Â£829 and you get a smaller 64GB solid-state hard drive and a 1.8GHz model with the same amount of memory for Â£2,028. Why the massive price difference?
Update: It appears that these tiny solid-state drives are pretty darn expensive, though they are a fair bit faster than the measly 4200 rpm drives in the base model. Still a costly upgrade in my opinion.