The Retina MacBook Pro is cheaper than the regular MacBook Pro

Retina MacBook Pro

  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 8GB 1600MHz memory
  • 256GB flash storage
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
  • 2880x1800 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
  • Price - $2,199.00

Regular MacBook Pro

  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 8GB 1600MHz memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
  • 1440x900 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
  • Price - $2,399.00

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…

  • Base 15” MacBook Pro - $1,799.00
  • 8GB 1600MHz memory from Crucial - $55.99
  • 256GB 256GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s - $213.43
  • Total - $2068.42

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.

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