Deals: First Discounts Hit New 13-Inch MacBook Pro at Expercom
Expercom today has introduced the first set of discounts on Apple's just-announced 13-inch MacBook Pro. These sales include Apple's base models and custom configurations, and there are a few discounts on AppleCare+ as well.
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The new MacBook Pro models have an updated Magic Keyboard, up to 80 percent faster graphics performance, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 4TB of storage, and faster 10th generation Intel processor options. Below you'll find the three base configurations of the notebook at Expercom.
- 1.4GHz i5 (8th gen), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - $1,234.00, down from $1,299.00
- 1.4GHz i5 (8th gen), 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $1,423.80, down from $1,499.00
- 2.0GHz i5 (10th gen), 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $1,709.00, down from $1,799.00
There are also numerous custom configurations on sale at Expercom, with up to $131 off these devices. For example, you can get the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 10th generation processor, 32GB RAM, and 1TB SSD for $2,278.39, down from $2,399.00. Visit Expercom's 13-inch MacBook Pro page to browse the full extent of the discounts.
Expercom expects to ship the new MacBook Pro models within one to two weeks. You can also choose to add AppleCare+ onto your purchase at $199.
Keep up with all of this week's best discounts on Apple products and related accessories in our dedicated Apple Deals roundup.
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As an analogy, imagine there are two kids. Both kids travel to a school approximately one mile away, each day, by foot. Kid 1 lives in an urban center with lots of roads, back alleys, twists and turns, such as what one might find in an old European city, while kid 2 lives in Kansas, mostly flat, and the path is a straight line to his destination. Keep in mind that both kids travel at the exact same speed (which for the sake of argument, we will measure as 2GHz). Kid 1 takes about 2 hours to get to school, while kid 2 takes about 15 minutes.
The different paths the kids must take can be seen as two different processor architectures. For the purpose of getting to school, it's clear the large open and flat terrain of Kansas is much better suited to that task, while a complex urban center will do the same task much less efficiently.
As CPU architectures progress, efficiency is improved. Imagine that someone creates a bridge which allows kid 1 to get to school by traveling over buildings in a mostly straight line. Same 2GHz walking speed, but now he'll get to his destination in a fraction of the time. That's why you can't judge a processor based solely on its clock rate.
I do agree with you, they should add it.... but this is Apple, this is what they are known for.
On the opposite end you have cheapskates which will not buy a computer just because it's $5 more this week.
The key is that every consumer is different, there is not a single "price they want".