Apple Cuts Education Pricing on Non-Retina 13-Inch MacBook Pro, Now Starts at $999

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    Alongside today's introduction of a new stripped-down 16 GB iPod touch, Apple has also reduced pricing for educational customers on its 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro. The prices have been cut by $100 for both the low-end and high-end stock configurations, bringing pricing down to $999 and $1299 respectively. The new prices on both models are $200 below Apple's standard retail pricing.

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    Education pricing on the non-Retina 15-inch model remains unchanged at $1699, while the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to start at $1399 for education customers. The discounted education pricing is available to employees of K-12 schools as well as faculty, staff, students, and parents of students at higher education institutions.

    (Thanks, James!)

    Article Link: Apple Cuts Education Pricing on Non-Retina 13-Inch MacBook Pro, Now Starts at $999
     
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    this is still the best mac around…I hope it stays for a while…
     
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    Clearing stock?
     
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    Prof.

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    Or trying to get their stock prices to go back up... So far it's climbing today.
     
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    And NOW the new Mac Pro + new TB displays! :D
     
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    i bought 3 macbooks under the education program so far and not once did they ask for any prove or anything
     
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    Hmm... it wouldn't surprise me if they stopped selling the cMBP after the WWDC, and started purely selling rMBP.

    While I would choose a rMBP over a cMBP, I can see why people who value customisation would be annoyed about this!
     
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    This computer is great at this price when you pop in an SSD and more ram.
     
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    When did this happen? :eek:
     
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    ur crazy to spend a grand on a ****ing display
     
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    add a couple hundred bucks more and you can get the retina version
     
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    EDU discounts have gotten worse over the years, so this is nice to see.

    They dont check online, but they do at the Apple Store, at least in my experience.
     
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    Do you qualify for Education Pricing?
    Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software and select third party products to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff of all grade levels. Students who have been accepted to college are also eligible.
    Quantity limits apply. See terms and conditions.

    >>>http://store.apple.com/us-hed/findyourschool
     
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    if a friend bought a 13" non-retina macbook pro literally yesterday, would they be able to just walk into the store and get that $100 refunded easily?
     
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    For a second I read it as "13" Retina MacBook Pro".
    :(

    That may mean the discontinuation for the general public is coming shortly.

    That's exactly what happened with the White MacBook, they discontinued it yet kept selling it for education at a reduced price to clear remaining stock, while they pushed the MBA as the new entry-level MacBook for the general public.
     
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    Or preparing to make it only available in the EDU channels like the eMac once was. I predict at WWDC Apple will make its entire retail line optical drive-less, including the next gen MacPro (esp. now that Adobe's pro s/w is online only and Apple's has been for some time.)

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    If they bought it w/ EDU discount, or are EDU eligible, yes.
     
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    i wonder if the free ipod promo will ever come back for education customers.
     
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    what about in-store pick up after you paid for it online? Do they ask for your school ID?
     
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    Next a $30 discount for education pricing iPads
     
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    Ha. Yes, lowering the educational price on their lowest spec notebook should really jack up their stock!

    Stock went up today!! Must be bc of some pointless story on Macrumors!

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't think so since they are different SKUs, but if he bought it at an Apple store there's a 14-day no question asked return window without restocking fees, so he could just return his and buy this one instead.
     
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    Damn, I was just about to buy a rMBP, but with these lower prices it gets even harder to justify... I guess I'll see what WWDC does to the rMBP and make my decision then :/
     
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    They always ask me which school I go to. When I buy in store, they ask for my student ID, too.
     
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    Ooohh yeah, I remember that. My dad got a Power Book G4 back in the day, and I was the one who received the free iPod shuffle. :D
     

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