ElectronicsValley (Top-Rated Plus Seller, 99.6% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (model MF840LL/A) for $1,199.99 shipped. Today’s deal is a $299.01 discount off the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention for the lowest price we’ve tracked without a .edu discount and the best available. Furthermore, Apple currently charges $1,269 for a refurbished model.
This MacBook has a 13-inch 2560 by 1600 Retina display, two Thunderbolt 2 and two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, SDXC card slot, 802.11ac wireless plus Bluetooth 4.0. It also features Apple’s Force Touch trackpad that adds another layer of functionality to this powerful device.
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.