So Mavericks is free and the new MacBook Pros are 200$ cheaper. This sounds to me like Apple trying to compel new users to buy Macs instead of Windows PC. They know that due to the crisis not many people will buy Macs, which are much more expensive than PCs and windows laptops (you can buy windows 8 laptops for 300-400$ today). Even iLife and iWor are now free with a Mac purchase. There were several reports recently about Mac sales being lower than years past, so this is a great move by Apple and it benefits all of us.