Apple Drops Price of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Retina MacBook Pro

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is getting a processor bump and a price drop. Nice.

The laptop now starts at $1,499. That will get you 128GB of flash storage. Meanwhile, $1,699 will get you a 2.6GHz processor and 256GB of storage. The 16-inch Retina Pros are getting a slight processor upgrade as well. The company has also cut the price of the 13-inch Air with 256GB storage. It’s not $1,399.

Here’s the press release from Apple:

Apple Updates Processors & Prices of MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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 MacBook Pro with Retina display features the world’s highest resolution notebook display. Whether you’re reading emails, writing text, editing home movies in HD or retouching professional photography, everything appears vibrant, detailed and sharp, delivering an unrivaled viewing experience. The MacBook Pro with Retina display features flash storage that is up to four times faster than traditional notebook hard drives, and delivers improved reliability, instant-on responsiveness and up to 30 days of standby time.

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