ElectronicsValley (Top-Rated Plus Seller, 99.7% 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. Apple charges $1,499 direct and $1,269 in refurbished condition. This deal is a match of our previous mention.
Although we’re expecting substantial updates to the MacBook Pro line later this fall, those new models are not likely to be discounted any time soon. Today’s deal is an excellent opportunity to save big on Apple’s powerful laptop. The latest Retina MacBook Pro has a 13-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina display, two Thunderbolt 2 and two USB 3.0 ports plus HDMI out and a SDXC card slot. There is also 802.11ac wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0.
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.