Maxed Out 15-Inch MacBook Pro Priced at $6,699 for 2.9GHz Chip, 32GB RAM and 4TB SSD

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's new MacBook Pro models come with faster processors, more maximum RAM, and higher capacity SSDs all aimed at Apple's professional users, but none of those upgrades come cheap.

    Base prices for the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models are unchanged from last year, with pricing on new 13-inch models starting at $1,799 and pricing on new 15-inch models starting at $2,399, but build-to-order customizations can tack on thousands of dollars.


    The maximum stock $2,799 15-inch MacBook Pro ships with 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, a Radeon Pro 560X graphics card, and a 6-core 2.6GHz Core i7 processor, but with upgrades, an ultimate machine with top-of-the-line components costs $6,699.

    That includes an additional $300 to upgrade to a 2.9GHz 6-core Core i9 processor, $400 to upgrade to 32GB RAM, and $3,200 to upgrade to the 4TB SSD.

    Comparatively, a maxed out 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro was priced at $4,199 for a 3.1GHz Core i7 processor and a 2TB SSD.

    It's the new 4TB SSD upgrade that's the most expensive, with Apple also offering more affordable 1TB and 2TB upgrades, for $400 and $1,200, respectively. Last year's 2017 MacBook Pro models maxed out at 2TB of storage rather than 4TB, and didn't offer RAM upgrades.

    The highest-end stock 13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD is priced at $1,999, but a fully maxed out machine will cost $3,699.


    That's an additional $200 for a 2.7GHz quad-core Core i7 processor, $200 for 16GB RAM, and a 2TB SSD for $1,200. 16GB RAM and a 2TB SSD are the maximum options for the 13-inch machine, with a 1TB SSD also available for $400.

    In 2017, a fully upgraded 13-inch MacBook Pro was priced at $2,899 for a 3.5GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

    If you skip out on the SSD upgrades in the new machines, you can get a 15-inch MacBook Pro with maximum RAM and the best processor for $3,499, or a 13-inch model for $2,499, which is just a few hundred dollars more expensive than similar upgrades cost last year rather than a few thousand.

    Most users won't need 4TB of storage, but it's a good option to have for those professional users who do need the extra capacity.

    Apple's new MacBook Pros with customizations will be delivered starting on July 18 with the fastest shipping according to Apple's website, while stock configurations will be delivered starting on July 16. The new machines will be available in Apple retail stores later this week.

    Article Link: Maxed Out 15-Inch MacBook Pro Priced at $6,699 for 2.9GHz Chip, 32GB RAM and 4TB SSD
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I'll wait till 2050 when B&H sells them for $9
  3. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2008
    U S of A
    If it didn't have the touchbar, I'd give you the money. :)
  4. seatton macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    I am not ready to sell my kidney on eBay yet for this 2018 most expensive option. I guess I will wait.
  5. mozumder macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Worried more about the battery life with the DDR4 instead of LPDDR3
  6. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    Now thats Apple....we know its a premium brand that it is not ashamed with any price. Apple watch 17.000 $...i hope 2019 Mac pro can be configured up to 20.000$
    --- Post Merged, Jul 12, 2018 ---
    that 20% more battery it should fill the gap...i hope. Apple still says 30 days on at sleep
  7. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
  8. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    The SSD is what always makes these BTO prices look nuts. It's too bad they're still so expensive. I recently bought a Samsung T5 2TB external SSD for $700 for high speed RAW photo storage and it works great. I don't always need it plugged into my MBP but by having it hanging off the side I'm preparing myself for the life of dongles I'll be living on models newer than my 2015 MBP someday.
  9. macpodman Suspended

    Jul 12, 2018
    Plus an additional $379 for AppleCare to get a 3 year warranty, which should come as standard IMHO.
  10. krakman macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2009
    You forgot to add the price for the dongles!!!!

    For $6699 you can't download from an SD card, plug in a ethernet cable, connect to HDMI, connect any legacy hard drives, etc etc.

  11. RudySnow macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2016
    Tyler, TX
    Seriously... what is Apple smoking? A $7K laptop?!?
  12. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Apple consumers don't know any better, they'll easily pay that much.
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That’s a beautifully well Specd’ machine, but likely for only those who require that much power in a chosen profession.
  14. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    For high-end NVMe SSDs the price is a little high but not as much as you might think. The real disappointment is that Apple didn't lower the base price of the Touch Bar MacBook Pro by $300-400, which would've made all the models cheaper.
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Thats Why there is options. This particular model fully equipped is not for everyone. I doubt this will be the most sought after model now just because the price tag, but how many users actually need a machine this fully built.
  16. mrhick01 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2008
    What does a 4TB SSD upgrade in a PC cost?

  17. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    That's probably what, less than $50 on Amazon?
  18. ike1707 macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2009
    Are they user-upgradable again yet? or is the SSD and RAM still soldered in place. As policy, I've never purchased additional components from apple. My last Mac purchase was in 2013 and I went elsewhere for my 1tb SSD and 32 gigs of ram because Apple's prices have always been absurd.
  19. MrUNIMOG macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2014
    Hamburg, Germany
    I don't get people freaking out about the price.

    That's ****ing 4 TB of ****ing 3.2 Gbit/s flash storage. What do you expect?
    Also 32 GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 and Intel probably charges quite a bit for that "i9" moniker.
  20. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    and for that money, I could buy a nicely specced mid-tier 2017 27” iMac and pay for two semesters of school.

    I get it that it’s state-of-the-art SSDs and RAM inside, but Apple also like to fill their pockets by increasing the cost lately. If the machines and software were rock solid stable, I wouldn’t mind as much.
  21. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2008
    Man, the stuff I could do with that rig!

    <watches Netflix, checks for new likes on Instagram>
  22. MrUNIMOG macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2014
    Hamburg, Germany
    You don't honestly expect standard RAM modules in a 15 millimeter laptop? Of course the chips are soldered to the logicboard.
  23. TimmeyCook, Jul 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018

    TimmeyCook Suspended


    Jun 20, 2018
    How much did you pay for your 4TB nVME SSD, 32GB DDR4, i9 4.8GHz 6 core laptop with 4 thunderbolt ports?

    Is there even a laptop that powerful on Windows?

    Thanks for insulting us.
  24. eatrains macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2006
    You're not aware of how options work?
  25. atlatnesiti macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    I thought (by reading all these forums) that everyone here wanted updated Macs.
    Now that we have them, everyone is birthing about them...
    What gives..? Get life.

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