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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Pricing to Start at Roughly $1699




9to5Mac reports that it has begun to receive pricing information on the upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. According to the information, the entry-level model should be priced in the neighborhood of $1699, a $500 premium over the corresponding non-Retina model.
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We've now received pricing information on the base model and the "better" model. Based on wholesale prices we've received, we believe the entry model 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will cost roughly $1699 at launch while the higher specc'ed model will cost $300 more making the $2000 price point likely.
Current pricing on non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro
Interestingly, the estimated $500 price premium for the Retina version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro compares to a $400 premium on the entry-level 15-inch Retina versus non-Retina models. The higher-level 15-inch configuration carries a $600 price premium over its non-Retina counterpart due to the significantly more expensive 512 GB flash storage included with the machine.

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:38 AM   #3
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So much moneys!
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Just waiting for the same information about the iMac
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:39 AM   #5
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Not sure how many students are going to fork up an extra $500 for the retina model..
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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wow, thats pricey for a 13". Higher premium than the 15", why???
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:39 AM   #7
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That's a bit more than I expected.
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Seems reasonable to me.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:41 AM   #10
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It looks the same as the regular one, anybody?
And honestly I don't think an Intel 4000 won't be able to handle this, since it can barley handle the 15-inch.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:41 AM   #11
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Too costly and a boring product. Not even SSD or flash storage.

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:42 AM   #12
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Not sure how many students are going to fork up an extra $500 for the retina model..
It isn't targeted at students. They have the air for that.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:42 AM   #13
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Not sure how many students are going to fork up an extra $500 for the retina model..
R: Student's parents.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:42 AM   #14
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It looks the same as the regular one, anybody?
That is just a picture of the store page showing current pricing.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:42 AM   #15
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why so expensive apple?? why??? (was hoping for a $1499 price tag )
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:43 AM   #16
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Seems about right. I'd argue that the expected decreased graphics ability of the purported 13" rMBP vs the 15" rMBP would be generally considered par when the $500 difference was accounted for between the 13" vs 15".
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:43 AM   #17
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Damn. If Apple still made them, I wonder how much the 17'' MacBook Pro with "retina" display would cost.
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Just waiting for the same information about the iMac
iMac prices aren't changing.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:44 AM   #20
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:44 AM   #21
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I have been waiting a while for a retina 13 inch macbook pro! $1699 sounds like the same pricing ratio to what the Retina 15 inch was to the non retina model.
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Ouch, pricey. I'm still thinking this generation of retina computers is just a little too cutting edge with a cutting edge price to match. The 13-inch Air for $1199 seems like the laptop to buy for most folks.
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+ Retina Display

- 8x SuperDrive

= same price
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It looks the same as the regular one, anybody?
And honestly I don't think an Intel 4000 won't be able to handle this, since it can barley handle the 15-inch.
How can you say that if the 15" models all have discrete cards.

Its not the graphics hardware besides, its the Drivers!!! The 4000 would only run at 10% to produce the picture on screen but its the driver that doesnt allow the chip to output pixels at the rate its capble of.
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Too costly and a boring product. Not even SSD or flash storage.

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Where did it say no SSD? Not sure where you got that information from..
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