Estimate: How Much Cheaper Do You Think Will The 13" rMBP Get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by loon3y, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. loon3y macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    i have a mid 2010 13" MBP that i use for work which i also run parallel desktop

    i plan to use it for another 3-4 years.

    how much cheaper do you think the MBP do you guys THINK it will get?

    and do you guys think it'll be a quadcore by then? and have 16GB ram capability?
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    There is no 13" rMBP

    Macbook pros tend to be around the same price every revision, older models fall slightly in price over the years.
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Cheaper? Well, you can probably subtract -$3/500 and you'll be about there.
  5. SlyMac macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2008
    How much cheaper? I think we need to see what they are introduced at before we even think about a price reduction.
  6. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    lol sorry i ment from the initial release price.

    i remember hearing that the rMBP 15" price tag was going to drop when the SSD drives get cheaper, what i heard.

    so im wondering if the rMBP 13" would get cheaper years after the first rMBP when its not that new of a technology any more.

    unless addint the quad core processor is going to cancel it out
  7. dkersten macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2010
    I assume both a 13in and the 15in rMBP will stay at the same price points for at least the next few years unless they replace their cMBPs, but not until then
  8. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    sorry what are cMBP?
  9. dkersten macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2010
  10. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Eh, not very likely. If Apple's proprietary SSD's come down in price to manufacture, they'll keep the same price points and either put in larger ones or pocket the extra profits, not necessarily in that order.
  11. pgiguere1, Sep 11, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012

    pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I expect the 13" rMBP to come out at around the same time as the price of the 15" is reduced and the cMBPs are discontinued. Probably in time for Haswell.

    We would have something like:

    MacBook Pro 15" (Mid-2013)
    2880x1800 Retina Display
    Quad-core 45W Haswell Core i7
    8GB RAM (16GB Option)
    Nvidia GT750M / AMD Radeon HD 8770M
    256GB SSD (512GB+ options)

    MacBook Pro 13" (Mid-2013)
    2560x1600 Retina Display
    Dual or Quad core 35W Haswell Core i5/i7
    8GB RAM (16GB option)
    Intel HD 5000 (Twice as fast as HD 4000)
    256GB SSD (512GB+ options)

    Then in 2014 there would be an update to Broadwell and new GPUs and probably another $100-200 price drop to bring back the prices closer to those of the previous cMBPs.

    After that, in 2015, 512GB SSD would come standard at the same prices. In 2016, there would be more minor specs bump (simple CPU/GPU generation change, still 8GB RAM) and at that point rumors of a redesign will have started and some people will lose interest in the 13" rMBP and move towards the new 13" rMBA which would be thinner and lighter and not significantly slower than the 13" rMBP.
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Retina will not be cheaper. the screen costs more.
  13. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    i probably wont upgrade my macbook till another 4 years, hopefully the retina display technology is cheaper than and the SSD will for sure be cheaper

    all in all is it really worth it to get a fully loaded macbook 13" retina?

    fastest possible processer, 16 gigs of ram, what was it 752 SSD?

    im sure for a 13" that'll cost close to 3 grand or more
  14. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    "Worth it" to who? You? Nobody knows that. Especially since it doesn't even exist.
  15. fleawannabe macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2011
    Am I the only person who thinks a rMBP 13 will not happen?
  16. spdntrxi macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    1-2 hundred max.... ppl will get a 13 because they need that size.. not because it's cheaper.
  17. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    i was guessing the 13" retina display thats in the rumored production could be for the MBA so I would not be totally shocked if there was no 13 rMBP.

    once the cMBP are no longer made you have 13 MBA, 15MBP

    no need to have two 13" lines
  18. Fatt macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Miami/Gainesville, FL
    Just about, lets even assume all the recent rumors of a 13" rMBP going into production are entirely false. If by "not happen", you imply, as I think you do, it will never happen, you need to open your eyes. Given that Apple will no doubt be releasing high resolution (read retina) versions of all their products, from their "cinema" displays to iPod nanos. Do you also doubt Apple is working on "retina" iMacs? Apple, I'm sure, will eventually drop retina from the model name, but you will be sure to find it on the list of features on ALL their devices.
  19. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    totally and completely. it is a given. it is only a matter of when.
  20. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

    Muscle Master

    Oct 15, 2010
    Am I the only one who thinks that a retina display on a 13 inch is pointless, okay give it the thinner chassis and a resoulution of 1600x900

    But retina is overkill, what would be the benefits
  21. SlyMac macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2008
    why not just MBP and rMBP? using c to identify "classic" seems unnecessary when using r to identify "retina."

    I actually assumed the cMBP meant "current" MBP (i.e current generation).


    Pointless? I dont think it would be pointless. The 13" air has a noticeably better looking screen and is really easy on the eyes when looking closely. Bumping that up a little would be great. I'm more interested in the (hopefully) discrete graphics finally coming to the 13" form factor. I much prefer the size of the 13 as opposed to the 15er i have now.

    If the 13" retina has discrete graphics, I'd lean towards a day one purchase.
  22. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    I think Apple is holding back until they have worked out all of the software kinks of the 15" Retina... and until more third-party softwares show up. Which means it likely won't happen this year.

    I also think that Apple will introduce the 13" rMBP at the same price point (give or take $100) as the current 15" uMBP. If they do that, they'll have a nice pricing tier, and something to really separate Pro users from Air users. Right now the 13" MBA 13" and 13" MBP are meshing with each other too much.

    But I think definitely that we can completely forget about discreet graphics. The internal graphics of Ivy Bridge is just about enough to drive a Thunderbolt Display, which is exactly what a 13" rMBP would be in terms of resolution.

Share This Page