Written by: Adam Christianson
Eagle eyed listener Stephen recently spotted something interesting on this Apple Store for Business page on Apple’s site. The page is promoting Adobe CS 3 and lists some recommended configurations for Macs along with their starting prices. The starting price listed for Macbook Pro is $1,699.00, not the $1,999.00 price currently displayed on the main store site. Now, I thought it also curious that the Mac Pro is listed on the same promotional page as starting at just $2,299.00 when the base configuration is $2,799.00. The answer here though is the Mac Pro can be custom configured with a slower processor lowering the price down by $500.00. The Macbook Pro has no such option. The only other possible explanation is that the Macbook Pros were base priced at $1,699.00 before this latest update. I don’t remember that being the case. I tried to do some searching around and I am pretty sure they have been starting priced at $1,999.00 for a while now. So what do you think? Is this a simple web update error or is there a price drop in the Macbook Pros future?
Some sites are selling the prior-generation MacBook Pros for less…e.g., Mac Connection has this one for $1599 – http://www.macconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=7586198
Yes I think it is the prior generation, not the penryn endowed ones recently released. I have also seen a few other sites with MBPs for a lower price, and they were the “older” MBPs.
That must be with the older generation, because the price is back up to $1999.
yup. looks like they updated the page now.