I don't know how this works for you guys in the US, but here in Europe all updated MB/MBP models are now 100-150 dollars more expensive (with the exception being the new entry level 13" with 128gb ram)! This is hugely disappointing. A lot of us expected the Macbooks to get a little cheaper this time around, after the huge price hikes that followed last year's chassis update. I have no idea what happened here. This is not currency fluctuations; it hasn't moved that much and the new iPad is in line with the old 9.7" Pro. They simply made their notebooks even more expensive here in Europe.