Why is MBP more expensive than Retina MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by inscrewtable, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 65816

    inscrewtable

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    I have been looking to purchase a used retina mbp from ebay and to familiarise myself with the various options I was looking at the Apple website and various configurations and the prices of their refurbished mbp and retina mbp.

    I was astonished to discover that a new MBP with upgrades to 2.6GHz processor and 512GB SSD and 8GB of RAM, is the *same price* as a rMBP with 2.7GHz processor 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM

    I can't wrap my head around this. I was wanting to work out how much of a price premium the retina screen is and instead I find that not only is there no price premium but you get a better processor (2.7 which is in fact a further $300 on the MBP) as well as an extra 8GB of RAM.

    What is going on here. I've been to everymac and they both use the ivy bridge processors so I was wondering if someone can tell me what I'm missing here because this can't be right, can it?
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

    B...

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    15". It is because you are paying the Apple premium for the upgrades. If you upgraded the 512GB SSD and 8 GB RAM by yourself aftermarket, it would be cheaper ($400 for the SSD and $90 for 16GB RAM).
     

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