Best Buy has the Apple 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro (8GB/256GB) for $1,399 shipped. Amazon has also matched this price, which is the lowest that we can currently find and $199 off the original list price.
Best Buy has a special promotion that takes an additional $100 off if you have access to a .edu email address. If you don’t have a .edu email address, then we suggest speaking with a friend or family member who does. After acquiring access to a .edu email, simply head to this promo page and submit the email address. Best Buy will email you a unique promo code that can be entered at checkout to take an extra $100 off any MacBook.
The 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro features 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and utilizes a dual core Intel i5 processor. Additionally, with it’s 802.11ac wireless connection, you can surf the web at 3x the speed of previous generation wireless. Apple describes the Retina MacBook Pro like so:
MacBook Pro with Retina display features over 4 million pixels in the 13-inch model and over 5 million in the 15-inch model, fast flash storage, powerful fourth-generation Intel Core processors, high-performance graphics, and up to 9 hours of battery life. And it comes with an incredible collection of productivity and creativity apps. All in a design that’s still as thin and light as ever.
Learn more about the Retina MacBook Pro from Apple here.
The MacBook Air features a 1.4GHz Dual-Core Intel i5 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz and 4GB of onboard memory. It also has 128GB of flash storage, 802.11ac wireless, and has a battery life rated at nine hours.
If you are interested in learning more about the MacBook Air, visit Apple’s product page.
With the money you’ve saved this is a great opportunity to pick up a new AirPort Extreme so you can take advantage of the 802.11ac speeds.