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February 14, 2013

Apple upgrades Macbook Pro Retina Display, drops price

Apple has refreshed its current line of Macbook Pro with Retina Display, added better hardware and even lowered the price of the units.

The previous price of the base model was pegged at Php82,990 but is now down to just Php69,990. That’s a huge drop on its own.

Then, Apple introduces 3 new configurations of the Macbook Pro Retina Display.

13-inch: 2.6GHz
with Retina display
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
256GB flash storage
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Php79,990

15-inch: 2.4GHz
with Retina display
2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
256GB flash storage
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Php102,990

15-inch: 2.7GHz
with Retina display
2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
512GB flash storage
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Php130,990

Macbook Pro 13 with Retina Display out at Php83k

30 Responses to “Apple upgrades Macbook Pro Retina Display, drops price”

  1. emignatius says:

    @Sir Yuga, your base price in your second paragraph 69,990 is different in your specs section, which is 79,990. Just pointing.

  2. err says:

    @emignatius
    69k is for the base model read the article

  3. sher says:

    ang nag adjust lang ba is the retina model? how about the older models?

  4. HiERARCH says:

    hay naku sobrang mahal talaga ng mga gadgets ng apple, even ang ibang brand ang mahal! kung sa sweldo lang ng ordinaryong pinoy, di talaga makaka-afford ang nakararami. buti pa ang mga mayayaman ‘jan, nag-aabroad at yung mga masa ng 1st world countries, papalit-palit lang kung ano ang latest. walang bang provincial rate? hehehehehe

    • Iyan Sommerset
      Twitter: iyansommerset
      says:

      It’s a first-world product conceived in a first-world city by first-world people with a first-world paradigm for first-world consumers.

      It just happens to be assembled by the world’s poorest workers.

      These products were never meant for the likes of us brown people.

  5. gar says:

    Still on Intel HD Graphics. Still Overpriced.

  6. kv says:

    Pag di kpa nkagamit or nagkaron nyan, ang ssabihin mo tlga e sobrang mahal. I can say na expensive ang macbook pro pero worth it lalo na kung techie ka or magagamit mo ang lahat ng features lalo na ang multimedia editing.if d kaya ng budget dont hate kasi it will only make you a desperate hater.

    • garz says:

      Not because people say it’s overpriced doesn’t mean they’re haters. It’s simply an outcry.

    • Anon says:

      So in summary, Macs are for hipster techie-wannabies with superiority complex issues like the poster above.

    • what? says:

      what outcry?? nobody’s forcing anyone to buy their products. Don’t like it? then don’t buy it, simple as that.

    • garz says:

      @what?
      I said outcry over the prices, not the product itself nor Apple force-feeding them into our mouths.

      @anon
      I agree with you. It’s like you’re buying a social statement along with the actual product.

    • what says:

      well with the way people are replying, isn’t it hate just because their prices are high? come on, don’t tell me you don’t hate them also as you agree with a poster that said people using apple are techie wannabies.

      like I said, don’t like it then don’t buy it wether it be price or brand.

    • kv says:

      kaya ka nga naangal kasi gusto mo pero di mo mabili kaya naiinis ka. nalabas nun desperado ka or hater ka. Pag di kasi kaya wag ipilit. Yung mga naangal dito nagkaron na ba kayo nyan? eh di tapos ang usapan.

    • garz says:

      You know what? I probably do. Because you clearly know what I think and feel ,right? Yes. You guys are genius!

    • garz says:

      And oh, did you know that Apple, along with Adobe and Microsoft were summoned in an Australian court for overpricing and price-fixing? It may not be the reason why their macs are now grands cheaper than before, but still, Apple does overprice.

  7. How about Macbook Air, how much ang discount?

  8. theDude says:

    kung techie ka hindi ka bibili ng overprice product kung alam mo may masmaganda at masmura pa jan….

    • apir says:

      apir bro! tama

    • Name: thisDUDE says:

      ^this +1

    • chin says:

      pwera nalang kung may pambili ka. stop hatin if u havent used or had one. tatawanan lang kayo ng apple. kung techie ka bibili ka ng pasok sa budget mo na worth it diba. hindi lahat ng techie puro low end lang na nagmomodify

    • direk opang says:

      kung techie ka talga di ka bibili ng branded laptop/desktop mas makakatipid ka kung bibili ka ng parts then assemble mo nlang.

    • chin says:

      kung techie ka d ka mag aassemble ng laptop. isip2 din walang laptop na inaassemble/ as if madadala mo ang desktop mo anywhere. ano ba topic dito? macbook. hello? it depends on your budget bakit mo pinipilit ung makatipid. di naman lagi kailagan makatipid at bumili ng 2nd hand gadgets kung techie ka alam mo na sigurong di na maganda condition nun. kaya bumibili ang tao kahit na techie ka o hindi ay dahil sa tingin mo worth it ito sa pera mo.

  9. Kumao says:

    Hindi niyo lang afford makabili ng Apple. Kayo rin ba nagcocomplain kung bakit mas mahal ang BMW nad Mercedes Benz sa Honda or Toyota?

  10. OS X says:

    yes. apple products are too expensive if compared to others. however, when you want to use the MAC OS X and at the same time have WINDOWS on the side, ITS REASONABLE.

  11. anOnymous says:

    where to buy it cheapest ?

  12. DTech says:

    May pera ka, e di bili ka. Wala, maghackintosh ka. Hnd mo alam, pag aralan mo. Wag pahirapan ang sarili. Kung tutuusin, mas marami pang nagagawa sa Windows platform. Ma-virus lang nga, but, yun e kung hnd mo alam pinaggagawa mo sa internet.

    If serious kang bumili ng apple products as of the moment, strive and work for it, until such time that the price tag is not a big deal for you anymore.

  13. puhgeh says:

    Sir, kelan kaya to magiging available? Nag try ako magcheck sa mga stores, yung dati pa rin mga stock nila tapos mas mahal pa..

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