Apple partner Best Buy listing leaks 5 new MacBook Pro SKUs and price points

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  1. aevelasquez macrumors regular

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    Best Buy, one of the largest resellers authorized to sell Apple's Mac family of products, is listing this weekend five new stock keeping units for Mac notebooks at price points ranging from $1,199 to $2,499.

    The SKUs turned up (via Engadget) in the specialty electronics reseller's online Laptop Configuration tool, where they are listed as "New SKU" with availability of "Coming Soon."

    Although Best Buy's inventory systems have been a less-than-precise indicator of Apple's actual plans in the past, this weekend's listings do provide specific pricing information that has yet to turn up elsewhere.

    Specifically, the retailer's configuration tool specifies that the forthcoming Apple notebooks will be priced at $1,199, $1,499, $1,799, $2,199 and $2,499. Those price points could coincide nicely with previous reports that peg the new MacBook Pros to arrive in five retail configurations as opposed to the existing six.

    Based on those reports and the new price points, it appears most likely that Apple will continue to offer two configurations of the 13-inch MacBooks ($1,199 and $1,499), a single 17-inch configuration ($2,499, up from $2,299), and consolidate the three current 15-inch configurations ($1,799, $1,999, and $2,199) into two configurations ($1,799 and $2,199), shedding the $1,999 15-inch configuration.

    For more on Apple's impending update to its MacBook Pro family, please see AppleInsider's MacBook Pro information archive. Meanwhile, captures of the potential new MacBook Pro SKUs and price points listed by Best Buy can be seen in their entirety, below.
     

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  3. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Best Buy (as well as Amazon) is notorious for putting SKU's in their inventory systems based on items that are Rumored for Release so that they only need to do minor updates to the profile if/when an Announcement is made.

    Long and Short... they are reading the same "Rumors" we are.... and are trying to be prepared.
     
  4. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hahaha I realize that, I just woke up, and thought I'd spread the good word.
     
  5. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    Nah, this is a leak. It doesn't make any sense for them to set 4 prices the same and then only change 1 price from the current list unless they know what is going to happen. They probably don't have specs but I bet they have pricing.
     
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    haha ;) I'm taking it with a grain of salt though. BB SKU's up for the Arrandale MBP weeks before it was released.
     
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