Update (5/10 12:00pm): ElectronicsValley via eBay Daily Deals has another Mac laptop on sale – Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest model) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,039.99 shipped (Reg. $1,299). As a further price comparison, Apple charges $1,099 for it in refurbished condition.
ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.6% feedback rating from 26,762 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (model MF840LL/A) for $1,199.99 with free shipping. Today’s deal is $299.01 less than retail, $69.01 below Apple’s asking price for it in refurbished condition and a match for the best direct (non-EDU) discount we’ve ever tracked. This powerful MacBook Pro features a 13.3-inch 2560 by 1600 Retina display, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, SDXC card slot, 802.11ac Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual microphones.
Use your savings to buy AppleCare: $215.25 shipped (Reg. $249) via Amazon.
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.