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New 2011 Macbook Pro arrives, priced

A rep from local Apple reseller, Power Mac Center, sent a note informing me that the new batch MacBook Pros has just arrived. These are the ones that have the Thunderbolt technology (10Gbps port speed, formerly referred to as Intel Light Peak).

The units are available in all Power Mac Center outlets. However, when I asked about the retail prices of the units, they turn out to be more expensive than the SRP of the Apple Online Store.

Macbook Pro 13-inch: 2.3 GHz
Intel Core i5 2.3GHz dual-core
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
320GB HDD 5400rpm
Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Power Mac Center Price: Php64,990
Online Apple Store Price: Php61,990

Macbook Pro 13-inch: 2.7 GHz
Intel Core i7 2.7GHz dual-core
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD 5400rpm
Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Power Mac Center Price: Php79,990
Online Apple Store Price: Php76,990


Macbook Pro 15-inch: 2.0 GHz
Intel Core i7 2.0GHz quad-core
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD 5400rpm
Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB GDDR5
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Power Mac Center Price: Php95,990
Online Apple Store Price: Php91,990

Macbook Pro 15-inch: 2.2 GHz
Intel Core i7 2.2GHz quad-core
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
750GB HDD 5400rpm
Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Power Mac Center Price: Php114,990
Online Apple Store Price: Php112,990

Macbook Pro 17-inch: 2.2 GHz
Intel Core i7 2.2GHz quad-core
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
750GB HDD 5400rpm
Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Power Mac Center Price: Php129,990
Online Apple Store Price: Php126,990

Was actually hoping the local stores would sell the laptops at a much lower price than the SRP provided by Apple. Not sure if this is the trend with Power Mac but the last time I bought a Macbook Air at iStudio, it was cheaper than Apple’s official prices.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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34 Responses

  1. Techie_kuno says:

    Wow!!! What a specs and price!!! Kelan kaya ako makakagamit ng mac laptop, hehehe:)

  2. sylv3rblade says:

    Glad I waited for the next refresh before upgrading my MBP.

  3. Andre says:

    i wonder how much longbeard is selling that… ;)

    • iEDU says:

      Heres the Price of Longbeard
      Macbookpros: New

      Macbookrpo 13″ 2.3ghz MC 700 P55,500
      Macbookrpo 13″ 2.7ghz MC724 P70,000
      Macbookpro 15″ 2.0ghz MC721 P80,000
      Macbookpro 15″ 2.2ghz MC723 P98,000
      Macbook Air:
      Macbook Air 11″ 64GB P43,500
      Macbook Air 11″ 128GB P51,500
      Macbook Air 13″ 128GB P55,500
      Macbook Air 13″ 256GB P70,000

  4. Ethan Tremblay says:

    First impression: WOW Nice laptop!
    wow what the hell??? Intel hd graphics?? okay facepalm.. For techy people, this isn’t a good buy because of the lack of a graphics card but for others this already a good buy and a good way of showing off.. =)) Dadami ulit naka-mac dito sa la salle.. hahaha

  5. ZERATUL-PH says:

    hahahaha! INTEL HD GRAPHICS. boom. Answers all you HD and graphic needs. *wink*

  6. Karl Mac says:

    I asked them before why their price is higher than online, they said they have “Geniuses” serving you in the store.

  7. Mhaikel says:

    Getting a mac is really cool! 7 hours of mobility! Nice… It’s sturdiness, stability and style of mac that really drive me to buy it. =)

  8. turbo_goons says:

    read the specs carefully, it has both Intel and AMD graphics! sheesh

  9. turbo_goons says:

    AMD = ATi Radeon Graphics

  10. RJ Agcaoili says:

    Power Mac Center’s prices are Apple’s SRP (or even higher, like the one posted above…), for all your Mac needs, try to go to iStudio or contact sir Charlie of Digital Hub…

    based on my experience, you can get the best prices (straight/deferred/cash payments) on these 2 authorized Apple Retail Stores! =D

    VillMan = overpriced PCs : PMC = overpriced Macs

    just my 2 cents! =P

  11. Jam. says:

    Sir Charlie of Philmug sells apple products at very LOW prices.

  12. Paul says:

    PMC’s premium is for their dedicated service centers, they can fix your gadgets locally instead of shipping it abroad to Apple Singapore. In theory that should lead to faster repair and turnaround time than other competing Apple resellers.

    However in practice this doesn’t seem to work at all that way. Recently I tried replacing my iPod earphones. It took them *three* weeks to get back to me:
    – one week to send from local PMC branch to San Juan service center
    – one week to inspect the earphones in the service center (they say they have to do it again even though the local PMC branch inspected them, and that they have a loooong queue of repairs)
    – one week to request replacement from Apple Singapore, then ship it back to San Juan service center and back to the local PMC branch

    In comparison my mighty mouse from Accent Micro got back to me in less than two weeks, and at that time they’re not even an authorized Apple reseller. I can only imagine how long it’ll take PMC to repair a high-end Macbook Pro which requires additional parts from Apple Singapore.

    Needless to say I don’t have a high outlook of PMC anymore, at least on the technical service part: their store and service center staff are friendly and accommodating, they just don’t have an efficient support system in place down there.

  13. fr0stbyte says:

    +1 for the input Paul

  14. arnold says:

    Wow! Ang overpriced!
    Digital Hub’s price for the MBP 15 -inch is way way lower than PMC’s price. Haneeep!

  15. opiumopinion says:

    Abe, late na yata ang news mo about MBP, last week pa to lumabas!

  16. ZERATUL-PH says:

    Ever since naman Power Mac Center products are overpriced compared to standards.

  17. John Carl says:

    Charlie of Digital Walker sells MBPs at lower prices. From PhP 64K to 56K (13″)

  18. Vatch says:

    the one with
    AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB GDDR5 — I like this.

  19. razorous says:

    I like the 13″ knowing that, ito na pinakaportable ng apple + that has an optical drive compared to the 11″.

    I believe thunderbolt is primarily to be used for display-out. Is it going to be compatible with HDMI? Or just outputs to Display port?

  20. Messie says:

    Iba iba ang price ng power mac stores which depends on their location.

  21. Gumz says:

    Specs… Bow!!!

  22. Ram says:

    Wow. iPad is the nearest I can get to an Apple computer. Soh hexpenshive…

  23. Gwapito says:

    You would probably get the same price because of the shipping fees.

  24. Wow! Prices almost gave me a heart attack. lol But awesome specs. We also bought our Mac Book air at istudio in greenhills and the price is a lot lot lower than Power Mac.

  25. Kevin says:

    Macbooks are overpriced if you consider only the specs, but mix in its excellent build quality (I haven’t been able to use any laptop to date that is both sturdy and sexy as a Macbook) and the price starts to get more reasonable.

    Go to Digital Hub if you’re gonna buy Macs cuz it’s cheaper there.

  26. Ethan Tremblay says:

    sorry for my first claim, I have overlooked at the other mac books. hehehe sorry =))

  27. Nikulas says:

    ang anhang ng presyo.

  28. Nikulas says:

    ang anghang ng presyo.

  29. Allan says:

    I’m getting a laptop for my college, Hindi ko alam kung anu mas better sa dalawa: Sony Vaio SB or Macbook pro…

    • Dominic says:

      Depends on your needs. If you’re going after gaming performance for for vaio sb. . but if your’re after mobility, go for macbook pro. I’m a macbook pro user. Battery lasts 7.5-8 hrs on a single charge. :D

  30. Danny Richmond says:

    I believe nothing could beat this beast in term of performance. Design wise, it’s classical and no other pc laptop able to match with the unibody aluminum case. However, the worst part of the MacBook Pro is also the aluminum case. It is very prone to scratches cause by day to day usage especially using outdoor. I would suggest to get it cover up by skinstyler.com wrist rest products. They help to reduce the sharpness edge of aluminum case and also protect it from scratches. Do check out their classical designer collection to match with MacBook Pro http://www.skinstyler.com/wrist-rest-protection-cover-skin-designer-collection-c-26_25.html

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