ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.5% positive feedback from 24,042 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (model MF840LL/A) for $1,249.99 shipped. As a pricing comparison, this model regularly sells for $1,499 and today’s price is the best we can currently find. However, it dropped to $1,200 once during a Best Buy 4-hour flash sale.
It features a 13.3-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina display, 802.11ac Wi‑Fi, and HDMI video output. Other tech specs include:
- 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
- 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
- 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
- Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Also currently on sale: Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook 1.2Ghz/8GB/512GB $1,290 shipped (Reg. $1,599).
It may be incredibly thin and light, but MacBook Pro with Retina display is also incredibly powerful. To achieve all that in a single design required relentless focus and a willingness to make bold decisions. Every millimeter was designed, engineered, built, and assembled to the most exacting performance standards. Bulky legacy technologies like the spinning hard drive and optical disc drive were left behind in favor of newer, higher-performance technologies — PCIe-based flash storage, for example. Flash is not only much faster and more reliable than a traditional hard drive, it takes up 90 percent less space. Which is one of many reasons MacBook Pro isn’t just extremely capable, it’s extremely portable, too.
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