Apple Discontinues 15-inch Non-Retina MacBook Pro, Leaves 13-inch Version in Lineup

After the announcement and subsequent release of Apple's new Retina MacBook Pros with updated processors and faster storage, the company has apparently discontinued the 15-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro which leaves only the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro alongside the current line of Retina MacBook Pros.

macbook_line_oct13 The 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro being sold is of the exact same model and specification that was introduced in 2012, featuring no significant changes aside from OS X Mavericks coming pre-installed on the system. Priced at $1,199, the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro is now just $100 cheaper than the Retina version. Apple has been long expected to discontinue its standard MacBook Pros in favor of an all Retina lineup and with a $200 discount on its entry-level Retina models, pricing is nearly on par with its former non-Retina offerings.

Apple today unveiled new 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros, which have been updated with Intel’s latest processors for enhanced performance and significantly improved battery life. The entry-level 13-inch version is available for $1,299 while the entry-level 15-inch model is available for $1,999. Both models are available today from Apple's Online Store and at its various retail locations.

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13 months ago

Old tech has to eventually disappear.


Don't tell that to the iPad 2. :)
Rating: 10 Votes
13 months ago
No antiglare left then...?
Rating: 9 Votes
13 months ago
*Sigh* I really wanted my next MacBook Pro to be an updated 15" non-retina. It feels like 2006 all over again.

I'm just going to put money aside for a base Mac Pro then. I've finally grown out of the consumer market. :(
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
there goes DIY upgrades...
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
Also sad to see this (But I knew it was inevitable). I went to the trouble of sourcing a 2011 MBPro with Matte screen just under a year ago. Fitted with a 512Gb SSD and 8GB RAM it is very fast indeed - should see me through many more years.

And the best bits?
1. Non-refelctive screen
2. FW800 and Ethernet without adapters etc.
3. DVD drive (for the rare times I need it - or can be replaced with a SSD too!)
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago

Apple giveth ($200 cheaper overall base models), Apple taketh away ($500 for 1TB SSD upgrade).

;)


500$ for 1TB ssd is really not bad :)
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
Cool ! that's gonna make mine worth more. hehe
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/features-retina/


I'll always wonder if Ive hadn't lost weight, then maybe, we wouldn't have so many Apple products with reflective screens.


The Retina displays are still way too glossy for my taste [as a photographer and video editor]. I use a matte [non-gloss], hi-res screen. The pixels shown on screen are actually *more* than the Retina [since the retina doesn't allow true native resolution - it *does* produce a much sharper image, but 4 pixels are taking up space that in a non-retina display, one pixel would - so you don't gain any more screen real-estate. However, in the hi-res versions of the 15" [both glossy and matte screens], you gain a LOT more screen real-estate, meaning you can fit more of one's image on the screen [or more of the UI of a UI-heavy app like FCP or certain layouts in PhotoShop].

The biggest reason for the matte screen though - color calibration. It is very, very hard to get accurate color on the semi-gloss screen of the retina displays.

My personal pet peeve with the retina display - while not as gloss as the "default" non-retina display, it is still glossy enough to be able to see my reflection when working in the shadow areas of photos. That's distracting to me. I don't have that problem at all with the hi-res matte screen MBP of mine.

[plus, i can watch DVDs, which i still own a ton of, record DVDs of photos for clients [which they always want], and i have a ton of ports on the side of the laptop - only thing missing is an SSD, but I could probably replace the HD for an SSD one day when the prices for a 1TB SSD go down].
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
Sad about the outcome of the event.
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13 months ago

there goes DIY upgrades...


DIY was nice. You could squeeze a few more years out of your machine by updating the memory and HD. You also could shop around for price and quality vs what Apple gives you.
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