Pricing for the New 12-Inch Retina MacBook

Pricing for the New 12-Inch Retina MacBook

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Apple has released pricing for the new 12-inch Retina MacBook to reseller partners including Expercom. The laptop is set to launch on Friday, April 10th.

The entry level MacBook will start at $1299 with a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage. There will be an option to bump up the processor to 1.3 GHz for an added $250.

There is also a high-end stock configuration that features a 1.2 GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of flash storage. This configuration is priced at $1599. There will also be the option to bump it to a 1.3 GHz processor for $150.

Configurations Offered:
- 1.1 GHz with 256 GB storage: $1299
- 1.3 GHz with 256 GB storage: $1549
- 1.2 GHz with 512 GB storage: $1599
- 1.3 GHz with 512 GB storage: $1749

For more details on the new MacBook, please click here.

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Pricing for the New 12-Inch Retina MacBook
iamdeveloper - April 8, 2015 at 12:17pm
Let Intel get rid of inventory of slow cpu, next year they will bump up specs to 2.2ghz and will make first gen. Buyers regret turning them to upgrade or become rebels.
Ren - April 8, 2015 at 2:16pm
Cough, upgrades, cough!
Skeeterest - April 8, 2015 at 1:40am
I haven't figured out why I would want to buy a new MacBook Retina other than it's stylish. I just recently bought a new 13" MacBook Pro Retina for ~$2100. It has 16 GB of onboard mem, 512 GB of flash storage, 2.9 GHz processor, 2 USB ports, 2 thunderbolt ports, an SD card reader port and an HDMI port. The MacBook falls far short of the specs. Perhaps it's meant to attract newbies to the Kingdom of Macs, but it doesn't look powerful enough for a serious laptop user.
PHUKAI - April 8, 2015 at 1:53am
It has turbo boost of above 3ghz, but ere exists external Ssd to fix that, but there's a reason they call MacBook Pro by its name for a reason.
Skeeterest - April 8, 2015 at 2:05am
Oh, that's right, I had forgotten about the turbo-boost, but the Pro also offers that to get up to 3.4 GHz, but it's an important point you make, i.e., that the MacBook can speed up if it needs to. It's also ~ 1lb lighter if that appeals to someone. However, it doesn't have the Pro's haptic keyboard (which I like) and the battery life is shorter by ~ 1hr and the built in webcam is not HD. In any case, I do think the resurrection of the MacBook line of "starter" Mac laptops is a good idea and the gold color is really appealing.
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