Apple Cuts Education Pricing on Non-Retina 13-Inch MacBook Pro, Now Starts at $999

Alongside today's introduction of a new stripped-down 16 GB iPod touch, Apple has also reduced pricing for educational customers on its 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro. The prices have been cut by $100 for both the low-end and high-end stock configurations, bringing pricing down to $999 and $1299 respectively. The new prices on both models are $200 below Apple's standard retail pricing.

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Education pricing on the non-Retina 15-inch model remains unchanged at $1699, while the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to start at $1399 for education customers. The discounted education pricing is available to employees of K-12 schools as well as faculty, staff, students, and parents of students at higher education institutions.

(Thanks, James!)

Top Rated Comments

troop231 Avatar
103 months ago
The education discount applies to every person smart enough to go to:

http://store.apple.com/us-hed/
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iChrist Avatar
103 months ago
Or trying to get their stock prices to go back up... So far it's climbing today.


Ha. Yes, lowering the educational price on their lowest spec notebook should really jack up their stock!

Stock went up today!! Must be bc of some pointless story on Macrumors!

:rolleyes:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chuck-Norris Avatar
103 months ago
And NOW the new Mac Pro + new TB displays! :D

ur crazy to spend a grand on a ****ing display
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
103 months ago
and parents of students at higher education institutions.

When did this happen? :eek:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmwebs Avatar
103 months ago
People, I mean PC buyers, I mean Mac buyers don't have a grasp on reality and pricing anymore.

999$ and 1299$ is still a HUGE rip-off for computer that old, fat, limited and outdated.

Of course when your mind is limited to the world of Apple product and so you don't have a grasp on the reality of prices anymore you can find numerous rationalization BS reasons, but a quick look at the PC market or even the refurb Mac market will show you how expensive this "deal" is.

It depends what you class as a rip off. As far as I'm concerned a ~$500 dell is a pile of junk. What smart idiot thought putting the intake fan where your knee is would be a good idea?

The difference is, you invest in a mac and you sell it 2 years later and loose around 20% of its value. You invest in any other brand and sell it 2 years later you loose about 80% of its value.

By getting into a regular refresh cycle you can get away with paying around $300 every couple of years for a new mac, as you'd be selling your old one.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baklava Avatar
103 months ago
ur crazy to spend a grand on a ****ing display
Not just the display. The design, quality, MagSafe-connector & USB-Hub. I need a huge display and the 30" Dell alternative costs around the same but looks from the front worse than the back of the current TB display.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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