The Retina MacBook Pro is cheaper than the regular MacBook Pro

Retina MacBook Pro

Regular MacBook Pro

That’s a $200 dollar difference, in favour of the Retina MacBook Pro! “But Apple charge a premium for their RAM and SSD!” you say. So let’s find alternatives…

So that is a bit cheaper, but it’s only $130 less than a similarly specced Retina MacBook Pro. That $130 gets you four times as many pixels, twice as much video memory and a machine that’s over a pound lighter. I think that’s a pretty good deal.