ExperCom offers the 4.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 Quad 2.6GHz 15″ Widescreen Notebook with Retina Display, model no. MC976LL/A, for $2,838.07 plus $12.50 for shipping. That’s $148 less than what Apple charges for this configuration. It features an Intel Core i7 2.6GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core processor, 15.4″ 2880×1800 LED-backlit display, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1GB graphics, two Thunderbolt ports, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, FaceTime 720p webcam, dual microphones, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and more.
Note that like the MacBook Air, this new MacBook Pro has no built-in optical drive or Gigabit Ethernet port.