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.
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.

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

FatGuy007

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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.
 

the read

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Nov 25, 2009
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Too costly and a boring product. Not even SSD or flash storage.

What are we, in the Dark ages
Yawn.
 

BigBeast

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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".
 

Tingler

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Damn. If Apple still made them, I wonder how much the 17'' MacBook Pro with "retina" display would cost.
 

Bensalama21

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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.
 

TallManNY

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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.
 

frenchcr

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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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