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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:

MacBook Pro
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2.5GHz 13" (4GB/500GB HDD) $1,085.00 $1,013.64* $999.99+ $999.99 $999.99! $99.01
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13" MacBook Pros
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2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) $1,279.99 $1,197.94* $1,199.00+ $1,234.99 $1,199.99! $101.06
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) $1,489.00 $1,357.99* $1,399.00+ $1,424.99 $1,399.00! $141.01
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a $1,449.18* n/a n/a $1,449.00! $50.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,600.49* $1,699.00+ n/a $1,649.00! $98.51
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) n/a $1,285.24* n/a n/a $1,349.00! $113.76
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) n/a on order* $1,599.00+ n/a $1,549.00! $50.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) $1,699.99 $1,648.99* $1,699.99+ $1,709.99 $1,699.99! $150.01
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 1TB) n/a $2,182.49* n/a n/a sold out $116.51
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a $1,546.18* n/a n/a $1,549.00! $52.82
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,749.00! $50.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $1,891.49* $1,999.00+ n/a $1,949.00! $107.51
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,419.18* on order+ n/a $2,449.00! $79.82
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) n/a on order* $1,599.00+ n/a $1,549.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) n/a on order* $1,799.00+ n/a $1,749.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) n/a on order* on order+ n/a on order! $64.82
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 1TB) n/a on order* $2,499.00+ n/a $2,449.00! $79.82
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $1,749.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,934.18* $1,999.00+ n/a $1,949.00! $64.82
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,085.49* $2,199.00+ n/a $2,149.00! $113.51
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) n/a on order* $2,699.00+ n/a on order! $0.00
2.4GHz 13" (4GB,128GB) $1,119.98 sold out $1,099.99+ $154.12
2.4GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) $1,388.00 sold out $1,279.99+ $219.01
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) $1,659.00 sold out $1,549.99+ $249.01
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) n/a sold out $1,899.00+ n/a $300.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) n/a sold out sold out n/a $250.00
15" MacBook Pros
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2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) $1,899.00 $1,842.99* on order+ $1,899.99 $1,899.00! $156.01
2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,163.09* n/a n/a $2,249.00! $135.91
2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a on order* n/a n/a $2,749.00! $50.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,969.09* on order+ n/a on order! $129.91
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,230.09* on order+ n/a $2,349.00! $168.91
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,745.09* on order+ n/a $2,849.00! $153.91
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,449.00 $2,303.99* $2,374.99+ $2,374.99 $2,399.00! $195.01
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $2,842.09* $2,999.00+ n/a on order! $156.91
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $2,182.49* $2,299.00+ n/a on order! $116.51
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,454.09* $2,599.00+ n/a $2,549.00! $144.91
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) n/a $2,551.09* $2,699.00+ n/a on order! $147.91
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,939.09* on order+ n/a $3,049.00! $159.91
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $3,036.09* on order+ n/a $3,149.00! $162.91
2.0GHz 15" (8GB, 256GB) $1,729.00 sold out $1,599.00+ $1,799.99 $400.00
2.3GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,299.00 sold out $2,199.00+ $2,399.99 $300.00
2.6GHz 15" (8GB, 512GB) n/a sold out $2,199.00+ n/a $400.00
2.6GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a sold out $2,799.00+ n/a $500.00