Apple estimated to price 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display starting at $1699

“Alongside the new mini/iPads, Mac Minis and iMacs, Apple will reveal a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display on October 23rd,” 9to5Mac reports.

“We’ve now received pricing information on the base model and the ‘best’ model,” 9to5Mac reports. “Based on wholesale prices we’ve received, we believe the entry model 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will cost roughly $1699 at launch while the higher spec model will cost $200-300 more.”

9to5Mac reports, “It sounds like the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will have a 2560×1600 pixel display… ”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


    1. The normal MacBook Pro is good enough as it is. You don’t need a Retina MBP unless you’re in the graphics business, or you don’t mind blowing a wad of cash.

      I have the 15″ MBP and love it to bits. I don’t find the screen in any way inferior to the rMBP because I’m not in the graphics business. If I had the moolah, I’d upgrade to a rMBP but I don’t feel as if it’s a pressing necessity.

    2. The regular MBP is great for most people. What amazes me with the MBP retina models is the power and capability that they offer in a slim and light mobile package. Compared to the computers with which I grew up, these computers are works of magic. Compared with the computers available in the 1990s and even early to mid-2000s, these new Macs still represent incredible leaps of technology and engineering.

      The MBA is the original and genuine “Ultrabook.” Everything else is a pale copy of Apple’s genius.

  1. Better sell a bunch. Stock is in the toilet big-time. Options expiration day. If it doesn’t hold here, we’re looking at $575 next. I’d really rather not do that. Mac Mini announcement sure hasn’t helped. We’ll see next Tuesday. It should take a pop there. But fourth-quarter earnings are on Thursday. That’ll be damn interesting! Not for the weak of heart. But I’m long AAPL. Got out 3 weeks ago. Been getting back in slowly down here. May hold off another day. It’s fun.

    1. Right…and your price is based upon what? Wishful thinking? Are there any competitor devices that offer the same specs for a better price?

      Apple has been pricing its devices quite competitively for the past decade. The price of the MBP retina will come down over time. In fact, it will become the standard MBP within a few years.

      1. Based upon the balance between profit margin and selling price. If the company wants to switch young people from M$ / Android they need to go for market penetration not just the rich. I guess its down to the demographics they see as their target market. 13″ is the portable young market 15″ and above is more the pro/rich market.

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