All students should take a quick glance at the Apple student discount at Apple’s online store. It shows that the standard MacBook Pro, which comes without Apple’s high density Retina Display, will now set consumers back $999. This means that a solid student computer can now be purchased for under $1000 for the first time in Apple’s History.
For reference, this is the model with the 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, combined with a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of memory. The high-end version, which comes with a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, 750GB hard-drive and 8GB of memory, has also been dropped to $1,299.00 today.
Both student computer versions have therefore been cut by $100, making them a more affordable prospect both for new students starting college and those who are just about to graduate.
Interestingly, the standard 15-inch MacBook Pro model without a Retina Display remains at $1,699 as before. The Retina Display 13-inch MacBook Pro is also still being sold at $1,399, creating some a small but notable price gap between the two products.
Apple hasn’t commented on the price-drop yet, but it’s likely a subtle move to quickly sell off a considerable number of non Retina Display models. With WWDC just around the corner, we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro again, either discontinuing the non Retina Display models entirely or giving them a further price drop for standard consumers.
If you are a student that’s ready to upgrade your Mac or a parent looking for a graduation gift, give us a call to order the MacBook Pro with the Apple student discount and get set up!
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