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Apple to Cut MacBook Prices


 Apple to Cut MacBook Prices
topic by NoName - 02-13-2013, 08:45 PM - Boxden > BX Tech




(CNN) -- Apple on Wednesday said it would cut the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display while simultaneously updating it with faster processors.

The 15-inch model is also getting improved specs, although its price remains the same.

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of solid-state flash storage, and $1,699 for 256GB of storage. The higher-end model also includes a more robust 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor.

The 15-inch model still starts at $2,199, but now that gets you a quad-core 2.4GHz Core i7 processor. If you want the best of the best, you can now get a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a quad-core 2.7GHz Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM for $2,799.

In addition to the adjustments to the Retina MacBook Pro line, Apple also took the price of its 13-inch MacBook Air down a notch: The 13-inch model with 256GB of flash storage now costs $1,399.

The new prices and specs are effective today, both online and in Apple Stores.

The price cuts and speed bumps of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro make a lot of sense in the light of reviews, which praised the laptop's high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 display, but lamented that it didn't have the same kind of power to drive those pixels as its larger 15-inch sibling.

"What's inescapable is that this first version of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro isn't a winner when it comes to price and performance," wrote Mashable senior tech analyst Christina Warren in her review. "It's just a bit too expensive."

Will the price cuts and improved specs make you more inclined to buy a MacBook in the next few weeks? Let us know in the comments.


Source:
Apple cuts prices on MacBooks - CNN.com


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77 comments for "Apple to Cut MacBook Prices"


 02-13-2013, 09:40 PMaway - #2
Jesszman 2180 heat pts2180

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 02-13-2013, 10:34 PMaway - #3
El_Maravilloso1 

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insta cop
 02-14-2013, 12:11 AMaway - #4
varcitykid 6 heat pts

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They must be seeing a lack in their sales nowadays..
 02-14-2013, 12:32 AMaway - #5
Young_ 244 heat pts244

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Originally Posted by DallasTexas
apple computers>>>>>
but
android phones>>>>>>>
yeah. gotta macbook pro already. im bout to sell this iphone and cop a ipod. then go get a samsung wit android and make my cypher complete.
 02-14-2013, 12:41 AMaway - #6
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 02-14-2013, 12:44 AMaway - #7
Just BizNis 37 heat pts37

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Originally Posted by dallastexas
apple computers>>>>>
but
android phones>>>>>>>
^this
 02-14-2013, 12:48 AMaway - #8
R Dot 1 heat pts

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Damn I just bought that 15" retina screen


Matter fact Im posting with that #### right now
 02-14-2013, 12:53 AMaway - #9
Ednyce 

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Originally Posted by R Dot
Damn I just bought that 15" retina screen


Matter fact Im posting with that #### right now
how long ago ? still got the receipt ? id return that ####.
 02-14-2013, 01:02 AMaway - #10
dustiniscool 7 heat pts

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Originally Posted by DallasTexas
apple computers>>>>>
but
android phones>>>>>>>
Cosign

I might go the hackintosh route for my next computer tho. They charge too much just for OSX.
 02-14-2013, 01:03 AMonline - #11
RYLNYC|m 5 heat pts

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Originally Posted by DallasTexas
apple computers>>>>>
but
android phones>>>>>>>
If you have an Apple computer, I have no idea how y'all prefer Android phones. The iPhone is definitely not better than the GSIII (for example), but the syncing you get between an iDevice and an Apple computer is second to none. Absolutely flawless.

MBP + iPhone + iCloud >>>>>

Having my mail synced perfectly, having iA Writer synced on my macbook and iPhone, keeping all my contacts synced in real time, the list goes on and on.

I rarely preach about my Apple fandom, but they got it right.
 02-14-2013, 01:06 AMaway - #12
yeahson 1 heat pts

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Originally Posted by DallasTexas
apple computers>>>>>
but
android phones>>>>>>>
I'm a Mac guy myself, I don't #### with PCs in no way shape or form. I've had both iPhones and Androids (currently on a Galaxy SII). Can't say I'm not happy with it but the ONLY gripe I have is when it comes to group texting. Android can't touch the iPhone. I've used Handcent and Go SMS which supports group texting but not without huge amounts of lag and sometimes dropped messages. Android needs to get with the program in that respect.
 02-14-2013, 01:08 AMaway - #13
2 Pistolz 13 heat pts13

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Originally Posted by DallasTexas
apple computers>>>>>
but
android phones>>>>>>>
This.

15 inch Macbook Pro Retina / Samsung Galaxy S3 over here.

I upgraded to my boosted 15 inch Retina not too long ago. Still have my 2010 13 inch Macbook Pro as a backup. It is flawless three years later.... I just upgraded just to upgrade. I''ll never buy another PC. Hell, it pains me to use a PC at someone else's house or business.

Mac / Android = best of both worlds.


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 02-14-2013, 01:10 AMaway - #14
yeahson 1 heat pts

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Originally Posted by dustiniscool
Cosign

I might go the hackintosh route for my next computer tho. They charge too much just for OSX.
You mean OSX itself? Just cop a disc from someone. The OSX disc doesn't require a serial key or anything. You can literally get the "one user" copy and install it on multiple computers with no hacking whatsoever. I don't even know why they sell a "family" or multiple user version, they're basically the same thing.
 02-14-2013, 01:19 AMaway - #15
yeahson 1 heat pts

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Originally Posted by 2 Pistolz
I''ll never buy another PC. Hell, it pains me to use a PC at someone else's house or business.
Hah same here. My pops will be like, "Hey can you come over and see what's wrong with my computer?" And I'll be like

No way in hell, pops.
 02-14-2013, 01:30 AMaway - #16
King Allister 33 heat pts33

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lol they're dropping the prices cause SSD's are dropping..and they no longer really have a lower end macbook line besides the air.
 02-14-2013, 01:33 AMaway - #17
sigNN 9 heat pts

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i bought a 15 inch macbook pro when the retinas were coming out got that #### on a discount
and dont regret it been a pc guy too and i went from android to iphone my battery last way longer usually what i care about the most

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 02-14-2013, 02:13 AMaway - #18
BADmeetsEVIL 2 heat pts

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Still a blatant ripoff to anyone who knows the difference between megabit and a megabyte.
 02-14-2013, 06:04 AMaway - #19
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Apple is so ####ing over priced. Great hardware but not worth it and the drones continue to buy smh
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Skeetx3.2 7 heat pts

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Originally Posted by RYLNYC
If you have an Apple computer, I have no idea how y'all prefer Android phones. The iPhone is definitely not better than the GSIII (for example), but the syncing you get between an iDevice and an Apple computer is second to none. Absolutely flawless.

MBP + iPhone + iCloud >>>>>

Having my mail synced perfectly, having iA Writer synced on my macbook and iPhone, keeping all my contacts synced in real time, the list goes on and on.

I rarely preach about my Apple fandom, but they got it right.






Originally Posted by TaNk85
Apple is so ####ing over priced. Great hardware but not worth it and the drones continue to buy smh

Yea, I can't really agree with you here. A Mac is an investment in my opinion... I used to buy PC laptops because I just couldn't see myself spending "all that money" on a Mac, after buying 3 laptops in 4 years (due to viruses and them just crapping out) I decided to at least give Mac a try... I'll never go back. Years later my laptop still works like day one
 
 


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