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Apr 12, 2001

Amazon today is offering a solid solo deal on the 256GB 13-inch MacBook Pro, which you can buy for $1,499.00, down from $1,799.00. This $300 off deal is the best price we've ever tracked among the major Apple resellers online for this particular model.

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Only the Silver colorway is being discounted in this sale, and stock is limited. Specifically, this is the model with 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor, and a Touch Bar with Touch ID.

You can also save on the 512GB model, priced at $1,699.00, down from $1,999.00 ($300 off). Both MacBook Pro models have shipping estimates of March 17-18 in the United States.

Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related accessories.

Update: the 256GB 13-inch MacBook deal has now expired on Amazon.

Update 2: B&H Photo is beating the original sale price that Amazon offered on the 256GB 13-inch MacBook Pro, priced at $1,449.00, down from $1,799.00 ($350 off).

Article Link: Deals: Get the 256GB 13-Inch MacBook Pro for $1,499 ($300 Off, Lowest Price) [Update: Added Deal]
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Feb 6, 2020
Columbus, OH, USA
Hard pass. A heinous keyboard, stingy storage, the amount of RAM is not future-proof, everything is soldered and glued, and the price – even with discounts – is an egregious insult to even the most seasoned masochists.

These Macbook Pros are thoroughly detestable and shall forever live in infamy.

Timmy, mind your hateful pipeline.
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macrumors regular
Nov 11, 2012
Don't buy – big chance to get troubles with this "butterfly-"keyboard – earlier or (even worse) later and mind the gap (if you need to join the keyboard program for repair).

This keyboard is faulty in all of its 3 "levels":
1. gathering dirt till failure (the membrane is no real skelter, works like a funnel)
2. electronically instable (because the need of too narrow mechanical tolerances)

And: No ESC-key, no F-keys – a nonsense for professional work at all!

This nearly five years of Apple's inactivity was like a march through a vast desert for everybody who intends to buy a reasonable laptop by Apple!
Still you a forced to pay for this senseless advertising gag called "Touch Bar" – Touch ID would be far enough ;)

What's about the court cases?! Nothing heard in between... the biggest Apple scandal IMO over the last decade :apple: :mad:
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macrumors 6502
Sep 22, 2018
That's right folks! Go ahead and "save" money on the POS version of the MBP that has the crap butterfly keyboard!!! It'll fail on you within 6 months or at least not be fully functional!

All while Apple is getting ready to release the 13 inch model with the ever-reliable scissor key model.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 13, 2009
You'd be foolish to buy this model now with the known bad keyboard, low configuration, and a new model coming out in a couple of months.
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macrumors regular
Dec 6, 2016
im feeling the need to replace my 2015 13"... but, it's probably getting replaced with a Surface Pro


macrumors 6502a
Jul 1, 2017
$1500 for a laptop with
  • a keyboard with mean time to failure of 3 months (MTTF)
  • an unergonomic keyboard
  • poor thermal design leading to performance throttled to a 10 yr old CPU
  • max fans when watching YouTube at 1080p
  • damaged adhesive due to overheating
  • no GPU
  • 10-day repair times
  • £750 "topcase replacements" warranty timebomb
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