13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro May be Priced at $1699

Apple's soon-to-be-announced 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is said to have a price tag that starts at $1,699.
Referring to "wholesale prices," 9to5Mac said the price for the 13-inch model of the Apple notebook will start at $1,699 upon its launch next week. The retail price tag is $500 less than the entry-level version of the 15-inch Retina MacBook. However, it's also $500 more than the non-Retina 13-inch model.

An analyst had said the unannounced MacBook Pro model will boast a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel density display. In comparison, the 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro has a 2880-by-1800 screen. The new MacBook model is rumored for an announcement tomorrow along with the iPad Mini. In addition, new Mac Minis are also due to be announced during the media event.

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  • hate machine
    Yea another Apple article about some little detail on Toms from Zak!
  • Way too much for a 13 inch laptop regardless of specs. For that You could get a nice gaming lap with a 1080 screen, SSD and much better graphics option than this has.
  • BoredErica
    Hahaha, lol. Lol.
  • esrever
    And all the retina display will be used for is to browse facebook.
  • dark_lord69
    People at Apple must think Lamborghini's are a good deal.
  • someguynamedmatt
    *Looks at revolutionary MacBook advertising*
    *Looks at own Sager notebook*

    I fail to see any reason to buy said MacBook. Any of them. I just don't understand how people can defend paying this much for a notebook of such caliber. If you like the looks of it, go buy an Ultrabook and at least get Windows 7 on it. If you want more power than that, go buy a Samsung Series 7. There just isn't a place in the market for the MacBook >at this price
  • Ragnar-Kon
    Too much for me... but then again the laptop's 13" screen has more pixels than my desktop's 24" screens.

    Plus if it is like the the 15" retina its probably got custom RAM and custom SSD chips that are soldered directly onto the motherboard. Adds to the price and makes it completely non-upgradeable. No thanks.
  • PudgyChicken
    I wonder what the volumetric pricing of a Mac or an iPhone is compared to a Lamborghini or a Porsche. I feel like Apple products are far, far more expensive (per m^3).
  • sliem
    Way too expensive.
  • arcticfury
    My room-mates always manage to spend $1500+ on their Macbooks, with minimum wage college jobs, then expect it to play video games and run course-related software packages.

    Could have split that up, bought an inexpensive productivity PC laptop, then used the rest for a budget gaming setup. Or maybe even save for a car.

    Unfortunately, if you don't own a Mac in college, you aren't "cool." Kids letting their wallets be dictated by a status symbol.