Options for base rMBP just changed?

AirThis

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The options for the base rMBP seem to have changed since yesterday. In the BTO config you have 3 processor options and you can put in a 512 or 768 Gb SSD.

This is the link:

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC975LL/A?

Just in case anyone has any doubts, I've attached a screen cap.

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Edit/Notes:

1. Here's the pricing for the new options/variants (which I'm able to see):

The 2.6Ghz with 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD costs $2,299.00
The 2.6Ghz with 16GB RAM + 256GB SSD costs $2,499.00

The 2.7Ghz with 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD costs $2,549.00
The 2.7Ghz with 16GB RAM + 256GB SSD costs $2,749.00

The 2.3Ghz with 8GB RAM +512GB SSD costs $2,699.00
The 2.3Ghz with 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD costs $2,899.00

The 2.3Ghz with 8GB RAM + 768GB SSD costs $3,199.00
The 2.3Ghz with 16GB RAM + 768GB SSD costs $3,399.00
 

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jgz

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hmm 100 euros for upgrading the cpu from 2.3 to 2.6..... Probably I should check my order and re-think :)

btw no need for a 512GB SSD!
 

Dangerous Theory

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Is the .3ghz work £85? That's the cost through education and my order is still in "processing".
Well, think of it as a 13% increase in processing speed. What that translates to in real usage I don't know. Personally, I'd rather spend that £85 on peripherals.
 

NStocks

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Well, think of it as a 13% increase in processing speed. What that translates to in real usage I don't know. Personally, I'd rather spend that £85 on peripherals.
It sounds like a decent improvement but like you say, in the real work it may not be a great deal. I think the money will go on an airplay speaker instead...
 

Icaras

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Great find! However upon closer inspection, adding this BTO option is only $100 less than the 2.6 model, so I'm not so sure if this such a great deal by going the 2.3 route for those who would want to upgrade the SSD to 512/768GB (i.e: me).

Edit: It's slightly more forgiving if you use a student discount, as you save $150 by going with the low end model.

Edit 2: Here's an interesting find for people using the student discount: If you configure the low end rMBP with any matching specs of the higher end rMBP, you actually save $60. For example the 2.6GHz/8GB RAM/512GB SSD config is $2539 if you select the low end model rather than the higher end model which is priced at $2599. Doesn't make sense at all.

Edit 3: Just noticed the pricing fix this morning. Low end model always now just reflects $60 lower than higher end model in student discount. Normal standard pricing matches between both models. Wow, kind of a sloppy store change roll out for Apple. Maybe that's why they have to bring the store down all the time.
 
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Dangerous Theory

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It sounds like a decent improvement but like you say, in the real work it may not be a great deal. I think the money will go on an airplay speaker instead...
Specially if you're like me and the only heavy usage will really be gaming - I can't see it having much/any impact. Someone tell me if I'm wrong though.
 

NStocks

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The benchmarks are:

2.3Ghz: 10,810
2.6Ghz: 12,303

The thing is however, that the 2.6Ghz has a larger HD, if that makes any difference to the benchmark.
 

foidulus

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Jan 15, 2007
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The options for the base rMBP seem to have changed since yesterday. In the BTO config you have 3 processor options and you can put in a 512 or 768 Gb SSD.

This is the link:

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC975LL/A?

Just in case anyone has any doubts, I've attached a screen cap.

_______________________________________________

Edit: Here's the pricing for the new options/variants:

The 2.6Ghz with 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD costs $2,299.00
The 2.6Ghz with 16GB RAM + 256GB SSD costs $2,499.00

The 2.7Ghz with 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD costs $2,549.00
The 2.7Ghz with 16GB RAM + 256GB SSD costs $2,749.00

The 2.3Ghz with 8GB RAM +512GB SSD costs $2,699.00
The 2.3Ghz with 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD costs $2,899.00

The 2.3Ghz with 8GB RAM + 768GB SSD costs $3,199.00
The 2.3Ghz with 16GB RAM + 768GB SSD costs $3,399.00
Nice find! Now I have to see about changing my order for the 2.6/16/256, perfect combo!
 

NStocks

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I'm seriously considering changing my order, even though it will add another week...

The problem is that I recall on Engadget's review, that the 2.3Ghz gained a lot more battery life than the 2.6Ghz, found here:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/13/apple-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-review/

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/13/apple-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-review/

It seems a very large difference and in someways no accurate...

EDIT: I also noticed that in the checkout, " OS X" has no changed back to " OS X Mountain Lion"
 

M-X

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i'm a little bit annoyed by this as I would have ordered a 2.6/16/256 if i'd had the chance.

I'm still in my 14 day return period, but as my machine otherwise seems perfect (no dead pixels, whisper quiet and over 11k in Geekbench) I'm not sure it's worth the hassle.

oh to be an early adopter :confused:
 

lazer155

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Would apple be willing to refund the $60 difference for the 2.6ghz/512gb/16gb option? As the poster before said with the education discount (I ordered with that too) if you upgrade the base 2.3 model to the same level as the 2.6 model, you save $60.
 

NStocks

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Just cancelled my original order and ordered the 2.6Ghz model :) Work £85 I think

EDIT: Order did not go through. Apple still have a pending hold on my original order so I don't have the funds to make another order... I have to wait a few DAYS for halifax/Apple to clear the funds... Otherwise Apple have to contact my bank.

In this day and age, these things shouldn't be such a mess :(
 
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uhslax24

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Jul 21, 2012
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am I the only one? US and every other store show me just ram upgrade.
I'm able to see it. Try clearing the cache in your browser.

Would apple be willing to refund the $60 difference for the 2.6ghz/512gb/16gb option? As the poster before said with the education discount (I ordered with that too) if you upgrade the base 2.3 model to the same level as the 2.6 model, you save $60.
I'm wondering the same thing...it's worth a phone call! If they refuse, and you're talking to sales, you can always resort to threatening a return and repurchase (if you're still in your 14 days)