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Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 07:45 am PT (10:45 am ET)

Low-end Retina MacBook Pro now available with 512GB, 768GB drives

Apple's base model MacBook Pro with Retina display can now be custom built with solid-state hard drives of 512 and 768 gigabytes.

The new build-to-order configurations first appeared in Apple's online store on Wednesday, when they were noticed by MacRumors. Users who select the low-end 2.3-gigahertz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor can have a 512-gigabyte flash storage drive for an additional $500, or 768 gigabytes for an extra $1,000.

In addition, users can also choose to upgrade the base model to a faster 2.6-gigahertz quad-core Intel Core i7 chip for an extra $100. Previously, that chip was only available with a 512-gigabyte flash storage drive for $600 more than the base price of $2,199.

Users can also upgrade the processor to a 2.7-gigahertz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor for $350. Build-to-order configurations also come with 16 gigabytes of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM for an extra $200.

Shipping times for the new MacBook Pro with Retina display remain estimated at one to two weeks as Apple works to catch up with demand for its latest notebook computer.

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The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display can also be found in standard configurations from third-party resellers. It is available with 8 or 16 gigabytes of RAM and a 256-gigabyte solid-state drive with the 2.3-gigahertz processor, while the 2.6- and 2.7-gigahertz configurations come with 512 gigabytes of storage. Prices from resellers can be found in AppleInsider's Mac Price Guide, included below:

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13" MacBook Pros w/ ...
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2.4GHz 13" (4GB,128GB) on order $1,197.94* $1,199.99+ $101.06
2.4GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) n/a $1,333.74* n/a yet n/a $65.26
2.4GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) $1,489.00 $1,382.24* $1,424.99+ $116.76
2.4GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a $1,503.18* n/a yet n/a $95.82
2.4GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,581.09* $1,579.00+ n/a $117.91
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) n/a n/a n/a n/a $100.00
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) n/a n/a $1,499.00+ n/a $100.00
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) $1,699.00 $1,648.99* $1,699.00+ $150.01
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 1TB) n/a on order n/a yet n/a $100.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a n/a n/a n/a $100.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a on order n/a yet n/a $100.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $1,891.49* $1,849.00+ n/a $150.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) n/a on order n/a yet n/a $100.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) n/a n/a n/a n/a $100.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) n/a $1,697.49* $1,649.00+ n/a $150.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) n/a $1,891.49* on order n/a $107.51
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 1TB) n/a on order $2,349.00+ n/a $150.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a n/a n/a n/a $150.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,934.18* $1,849.00+ n/a $150.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,104.89* $2,049.00+ n/a $150.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,618.99* $2,549.00+ n/a $150.00
15" MacBook Pro with...
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2.0GHz 15" (8GB, 256GB) $1,829.00 $1,842.99* $1,829.00+ $1,899.99 $170.00
2.0GHz 15" (8GB, 512GB) n/a $2,201.89* n/a n/a $97.11
2.0GHz 15" (8GB, 1TB) n/a place order n/a n/a $250.00
2.0GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $2,085.49* $1,999.00+ n/a $200.00
2.0GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a place order n/a n/a $200.00
2.0GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a on order n/a n/a $250.00
2.3GHz 15" (8GB, 256GB) n/a on order on order n/a $100.00
2.3GHz 15" (8GB, 512GB) n/a on order n/a n/a $150.00
2.3GHz 15" (8GB, 1TB) n/a on order n/a n/a $200.00
2.3GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $2,182.49* $2,099.00+ n/a $200.00
2.3GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,449.00 $2,376.49* $2,449.00+ $2,469.99 $222.51
2.3GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $2,958.49* $2,799.00+ n/a $300.00
2.6GHz 15" (8GB, 256GB) n/a $2,182.49* n/a n/a $150.00
2.6GHz 15" (8GB, 512GB) n/a on order $2,399.00+ n/a $200.00
2.6GHz 15" (8GB, 1TB) n/a n/a n/a n/a $200.00
2.6GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $2,395.89* n/a n/a $103.11
2.6GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a place order $2,640.00+ n/a $155.76
2.6GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) n/a n/a n/a n/a $150.00
2.6GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $3,132.13* $3,149.00+ n/a $200.00
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 768GB, 650M) n/a $2,327.99* sold out sold out $721.01