Apple has just announced a newly refreshed range of MacBooks via press release. It’s far from a new product, but it has some new prices and specs (for some). The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina now costs a
measly still expensive $1,499 for the base model ($200 off) and dropped the higher end model to $1,699 ($300 off). They’ve had some boosted processors thrown in for good luck too. The top spec MacBook Air has been dropped too. You can now get the 13-inch, 256GB model for $1,399.
CUPERTINO, California—February 13, 2013—Apple® is making the MacBook Pro® with Retina® display faster and more affordable with updated processors and lower starting prices. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash, and $1,699 for a new 2.6 GHz processor and 256GB of flash. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook comes with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory. Apple today also announced that the 13-inch MacBook Air® with 256GB of flash has a new lower price of $1,399.
The price changes are evident in Apple stores globally, and price drops reflect those in the States. In the UK, the Retina equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro is now £1,249. The top spec MacBook Air is £1,199. So, unlike Apple, price reductions are actually quite generous.