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Friday, January 11, 2013, 08:00 pm PT (11:00 pm ET)

Site News: Mac Bundles tab added to Price Guide; $283 off loaded 13" MB Pro Retina

Over the past week, AppleInsider has expanded its Apple Price Guide to include a new tab for Mac Bundles, where readers can find — and request — exclusive Mac hardware bundles at significant discount (currently up to $450 of list price). Separately, readers can take advantage of our 3% coupons and a price drop on a fully-loaded 13" MacBook Pro Retina to save nearly $300 on that unit alone.

Mac Bundle


The new Mac Bundles section of the Apple Price Guide is being made possible by our good friends over at B&H Photo. Together, we're working to up the value proposition for existing Mac users looking to upgrade, while presenting compelling offers for new buyers looking to make the jump to the Mac platform with the confidence they'll need for a seamless transition.

The best part of the initiative, however, is that there is no specific agenda for promoting any particular Mac bundle. We're simply starting with a few pre-designed bundles, but if there's a particular hardware bundle you'd like to see offered at discount, you can make a request (by emailing us at bundle.requests@gmail.com) and we'll try our absolute best to make it happen. In the meantime, we're kicking off with an assortment of 5 bundles that include a:
  • 2.9GHz 13" MacBook Pro Retina with 3-Years of AppleCare, an 8X external Apple Super Drive, Magic Mouse, Parallels 8 (for running Windows), Bento 4, a 1-Year subscription to LoJack for Laptops, and a rugged 16.4" notebook bag for $2,344.95 ($450 savings).

  • 2.6GHz 15" MacBook Pro Retina with 3-Years of AppleCare, an 8X external Apple Super Drive, Magic Mouse, Parallels 8, Bento 4, a 1-Year subscription to LoJack for Laptops, and a rugged 16.4" notebook bag for $3,194.99 ($400 savings).

  • 2.5GHz 13" MacBook Pro Retina with 3-Years of AppleCare, a rugged 13 notebook sleeve and your choice of software (Parallels, Bento or 1-Year of LoJack for Laptops) for $1,659.99 ($363 savings).

  • 1.8GHz 13" MacBook Air with 3-Years of AppleCare, a rugged 13 notebook sleeve and your choice of software (Parallels, Bento or 1-Year of LoJack for Laptops) for $1,199.95 ($323 savings).

  • 2.5GHz Mac mini with 3-Years of AppleCare, an Apple Magic Trackpad, Apple Wireless Keyboard, and your choice of software (Parallels, Bento or 1-Year of LoJack for Laptops) for $714.00 ($233 savings).


Mac Bundle


Meanwhile, readers looking solely for a new Mac with 3 years of AppleCare can always turn to our New Macs with AppleCare section of our price guide to get the absolute lowest prices anywhere for Apple's entire Mac lineup (current savings range from $154-$427). These particular AppleCare offers expire January 31st.

Please Note: B&H Photo's online ordering system will be suspended from 4:45 p.m. ET Friday (Today) till 6:15 p.m. ET Saturday (Tomorrow). In the interim, shoppers can still browse the site and add items to their cart.

Rock Bottom Pricing on loaded 13" MacBook Pro with Retina



Separately, a recent price drop by our friends over at MacMall on the fully-loaded 2.5GHz 13.3" (8GB,768GB) MacBook Pro with Retina Display, coupled with AppleInsider's exclusive 3% coupon code (APPINSDRMWB37994) with the retailer, knocks a combined $283 off that model, yielding the best price yet for that unit ($2,715.99).

MacBook Pro
13" and 15" MacBook ...
Amazon MacMall B&H Photo & Video OnSale.com Adorama
Discount
2.5GHz 13" (4GB/500GB HDD) $1,085.00 $1,013.64* $979.00+ $949.99 $999.99! $149.01
MacBook Pro
13" MacBook Pros
Amazon MacMall B&H Photo & Video OnSale.com Adorama
Discount
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) $1,229.00 $1,197.94* $1,234.99+ $1,234.99 $1,199.99! $101.06
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) $1,496.56 $1,382.24* $1,399.00+ $1,424.99 $1,399.00! $116.76
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a on order* 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) $1,799.45 $1,658.69* $1,699.99+ $1,709.99 $1,699.99! $140.31
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 on order* n/a n/a on order! $50.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,697.49* n/a n/a $1,749.00! $101.51
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 on order* on order+ n/a $2,449.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) n/a on order* on order+ n/a $1,549.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) n/a on order* $1,799.00+ n/a on order! $0.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) n/a $1,934.18* $1,999.00+ 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 on order! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,891.49* $1,999.00+ n/a on order! $107.51
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 $2,570.49* $2,699.00+ n/a $2,649.00! $128.51
2.4GHz 13" (4GB,128GB) $1,099.00 sold out $1,099.99+ $154.12
2.4GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) $1,279.99 sold out $1,249.99+ $249.01
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) $1,549.00 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
Amazon MacMall B&H Photo & Video OnSale.com Adorama
Discount
2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) $1,899.99 $1,842.99* $1,899.99+ $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* $2,099.00+ n/a $2,049.00! $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 on order* on order+ n/a $2,849.00! $50.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,449.00 $2,303.74* $2,374.99+ $2,374.99 $2,374.00! $195.26
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a on order* $2,999.00+ n/a on order! $00.00
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $2,182.49* $2,299.00+ n/a $2,249.00! $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 $2,649.00! $147.91
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a on order* $3,099.00+ n/a $3,049.00! $50.00
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $3,036.09* $3,199.00+ n/a $3,149.00! $162.91
2.0GHz 15" (8GB, 256GB) $1,599.00 sold out $1,599.00+ sold out $400.00
2.3GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,199.00 sold out $2,199.00+ sold out $400.00
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