13.3-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (newest version) $1,300 w/.edu email ($199 off)


Best Buy has the Apple 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro (8GB/256GB) for $1,399 shippedAmazon 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.

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.

Blutek via eBay offers the current generation 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air for $729.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $169 off the original list price, and beats Amazon’s current price by $110.

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.

Full specs:

13.3″ Retina MacBook Pro:

Screen Size 13.3 inches
Screen Resolution 2560 x 1600
Max Screen Resolution 2560×1600 pixels
Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 256 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Intel Iris Graphics
Wireless Type 802.11A, 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2

11.6″ MacBook Air:

Screen Size 11.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1366×768
Processor 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 128 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 5000
Wireless Type 802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 3.0 Ports  2


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