B&H Photo-Video offers the 4.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 2.3GHz 13.3″ LED-Backlit Widescreen Notebook, model no. MC700LL/A, bundled with your choice of Red Giant B&H Video Production, FileMaker Bento 4 Database, or Parallels Desktop 7 for $999.99 with free shipping. (Click on the “Click Here To Select your Choice of FREE Software” link to add your software choice.) That’s tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest price we’ve seen for this laptop without rebate hassles. (It’s also a current price low for the computer alone by $60, outside of the price below.) Features include an Intel Core i5-2415 2.3GHz “Sandy Bridge” dual-core processor, 13.3″ 1280×800 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 320GB 5400 rpm hard drive, dual layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, Thunderbolt connectivity, media card reader, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
In addition, you can purchase an AppleCare Protection Plan (which extends the warranty to 3 years) for $190.53. That’s $58 under what Apple charges directly for the service.
A close price is Adorama‘s $999 with free shipping; however it does not include the free software.