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.

Top Rated Comments

gatearray Avatar
98 months ago
Old tech has to eventually disappear.

Don't tell that to the iPad 2. :)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Frosties Avatar
98 months ago
No antiglare left then...?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spectrum Avatar
98 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!)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jessica Lares Avatar
98 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. :(
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saudor Avatar
98 months ago
there goes DIY upgrades...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FrancoisC Avatar
98 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 :)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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