13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Pricing to Start at Roughly $1699

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    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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    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.

    Article Link: 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Pricing to Start at Roughly $1699
     
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    Just waiting for the same information about the iMac
     
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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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    wow, thats pricey for a 13". Higher premium than the 15", why???
     
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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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    Too costly and a boring product. Not even SSD or flash storage.

    What are we, in the Dark ages
    Yawn.
     
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    It isn't targeted at students. They have the air for that. :)
     
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    R: Student's parents.
     
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    That is just a picture of the store page showing current pricing.
     
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    why so expensive apple?? why??? :mad: (was hoping for a $1499 price tag :()
     
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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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    Damn. If Apple still made them, I wonder how much the 17'' MacBook Pro with "retina" display would cost.
     
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    iMac prices aren't changing.
     
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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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    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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    Where did it say no SSD? Not sure where you got that information from..
     

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