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It's a good time to be a young Apple fan. Earlier this morning Apple announced the release of a budget friendly 16 GB iPod Touch with Retina Display for $229, and just a couple of hours ago, it dropped the price of its low-end MacBook Pro for students. The new savings drop the price of a new unit by $200, rendering it roughly the same price as a low-end MacBook Air. That's an excellent investment for a machine that could easily last through at least four years of hardcore study.
For college students, employees at K-12 schools, home-school instructors, and parents shopping for rigs for students, this brings the price of a new low-end 13" MacBook Pro without Retina Display down to $999, down from $1,299 for the retail model (which also dropped in price today). As a point of comparison, the lowest MacBook Pro with a Retina Display checks in at $1,399.
For specifics, the rig comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip, and a 500-gigabyte 5400rpm hard drive. Considering that the same model recently won accolades from technology services company Soluto for being the "best performing Windows 8 laptop" on the market, it's a smart choice no matter what side of the Apple/Microsoft divide you sit on.
The move adds further fuel to a rumors that Apple's trying to shuttle out most of its non-Retina stock in anticipation of a new line of MacBooks scheduled for release at WWDC next month.
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