Exterminator

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Apple has introduced its new MacBook lineup in a public press conference a couple of days ago, and just like it happens when the company takes the wraps off new devices, it praised every single little thing of the new model, saying that it’s more powerful, thinner, faster, offers longer battery life, and has better specs.

What Apple hasn’t mentioned, however, is that the new MacBook is also more expensive, and when we say that, we actually mean that it’s a lot more expensive. The top-of-the-range Apple MacBook Pro costs no less than $4,299 (as you can see in the photo attached to this article) and this without even opting for pre-installed software such as Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, which would add another $500.

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For this price, you get a 15-inch MacBook Pro in silver and powered by a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, with turbo speed up to 3.8 GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB SSD storage, Radeon Pro 460 graphics with 4GB memory, a backlit keyboard, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, Touch Bar and Touch ID.

But for the exact same price, you can also get any of the following (which at first glance might actually bring more benefits than this new Apple thing):

1. A Surface Studio All-in-One PC priced at $4,199 for the top configuration, and you still have $100 left to pay dinner at a fancy restaurant.

2. Half of a Dacia Sandero

3. A trip to Paris (from the US, first-class tickets could cost up to $2,000, an exquisite hotel room could set you up to $1,000 for a weekend, and you still have $1,000 for shopping)

4. David Bowie’s hair

5. 4,299 $1 ice-creams

6. A Titanium toothbrush that promises the best dental care ever

7. 635 jars of Nutella at $6.76 each

8. Play the lottery and hope to make $16,000 so you can buy a Victoria’s Secret show ticket

9. 191 acres of land on Mars at $22.49 per acre (plus tax)

10. Lease an elephant

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SmileMore

Level 1
Thanks for sharing :)

3. A trip to Paris (from the US, first-class tickets could cost up to $2,000, an exquisite hotel room could set you up to $1,000 for a weekend, and you still have $1,000 for shopping)
I like this one, I don't need first class -- economy class is enough for me :).

5. 4,299 $1 ice-creams
7. 635 jars of Nutella at $6.76 each
6. A Titanium toothbrush that promises the best dental care ever
After eating 4,299 ice-creams and 635 jars of Nutella, I surely need the Titanium toothbrush ;).

9. 191 acres of land on Mars at $22.49 per acre (plus tax)
Lol, how much is the tax on Mars?

10. Lease an elephant
To do what with :(, Bad joke softpedia
 

Fritz

Level 11
Actually, what's even worse is the price of the entry model: $1.499 before tax.

Now this is for a last gen 2 GHz dual-core i5 w/ integrated graphics and 8 GB of RAM, not even sporting the new Touch Bar. Holy Cow.

I do like macOS and I'll keep using it until they dumb it down to the level of iOS, but it looks like a Hackintosh will do just fine next time around.
 
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