The 11" MacBook Air (core i5 and 64GB SSD) is $949 with no warranty and that is about the same cost as the old white MacBook with no warranty. It's a lot faster then the old MacBook, but I don't think 64GB is enough storage. Don't even ask about the life expectancy of the battery or how much it will cost to replace.
Apple has always priced itself out of the K-12 market, but we still line up to buy them. I'm sure they are thinking the same thing.
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On Feb 20, 2012, at 7:37 AM, "Drew Blanchard" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm worried. It appears the standard MacBook has been discontinued. We received a price quote from Apple several weeks ago for MacBooks, but when I went to Apple's education store to browse for more specs and options, I found no MacBooks on the site. At that time, MacBooks could still be found in the regular/public store. Since then, MacBooks have disappeared completely from Apple's Website, and I've heard several rumors these machines have been discontinued, with the remaining stock selling quickly. What gives? Anyone know what's going on? Will there (soon) be a similar replacement? We cannot afford the MacBook Air (a limited function machine, anyway) or the MacBook Pro. It seems Apple has intentionally priced itself out of the education market.
> The timing for this is awful, too, as Winooski and Burlington schools both look to purchase hardware for next year, and we soon need to finalize hardware selection.
> Apple's own sales reps have given no insights into what's happening.
> Drew Blanchard, MAT
> Technology Teacher
> Winooski City Schools
> Normand St.
> Winooski, VT 05404
> (802) 655 - 3530 x6073
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