Update (8/11 3:15pm): Always.Deals (98.6% positive feedback from over 91,000) via eBay Daily Deals offers the 256GB 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (model MF840LL/A) for $1,199.99 shipped (Reg. $1,499).
Electronics Valley (99.6% positive feedback, Top-Rated Plus Seller) via eBay Daily Deals is offering Apple’s entry-level 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (model MF839LL/A) for $1,029.99 shipped. Even better? Best Buy is sweetening the deal further for those with access to a .edu email address. Back-to-school shoppers can drop the final price down to $999.99 after filling out this short form and using the provided promotional code. That’s good for up to $299.01 off the regular price at Apple and a match for the lowest that we’ve ever seen.
Sure, a MacBook Pro refresh is just around the corner. But chances are you or your student are going to need a new machine prior to the updated model launching. Saving $300 on this Retina MacBook Pro is a noteworthy price drop, especially for students entering creative majors like film or graphic design. Features include a 2.7GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB of RAM, 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage, a 3840×2160 Retina display and a Force Touch trackpad.
With your savings, give your MacBook Pro a nice home. We are big fans of Twelve South’s Adjustable Hi-Rise Aluminum Adjustable Stand. It has no-slip arms that aligns your device with an external display “for the ultimate dual-screen workstation.” Looking for something a bit more cost-effective? Twelve South’s BaseLift tilts your MacBook to an ideal angle for working at a desk or coffee shop. Each were a part of our best stand and mounts roundup.
The 13.3″ MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with Retina Display (Early 2015) from Apple is a powerful notebook computer with an innovative, ultrathin, ultraportable aluminum unibody design. It is loaded with advanced power management features and an integrated lithium polymer battery, which work together to provide up to 9 hours of wireless web browsing. The widescreen, LED-backlit IPS screen has a glossy finish and a native resolution of 2560 x 1600. With 227 pixels per inch, this MacBook Pro has a pixel count of over 5 million. You’ll be able to output to 2 external displays at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt 2 (Mini DisplayPort). Any Mini DisplayPort-compatible display will plug in without the need for an adapter.