Apple released the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel i5 in June 2012 at a price of $1199. Almost two years later they still sell this same computer for $1199. Refurb is $999 through the Apple store. In July 2012, Fry's Electronics in Houston had the same computer, brand new, on sale for $999. Glad I bought it back then for that price. I upgraded it with a 256GB Samsung SSD and upped the RAM to 16GB (which I got for $65 at the time). It would cost me more for this same setup today, for a REFURB (SSD is a little lower in price, but RAM is much higher in price). Talk about something holding its value.