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Non-Retina MacBook Pros see $100 price drop for education buyers

Apple on Thursday dropped the education buyer price for its default configuration non-Retina MacBook Pros by an additional $100, and customers can now pick up the notebooks starting at under $1,000.

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The Apple Store for Education changed its pricing on Thursday, dropping an additional $100 off the regular cost of a 2.5-gigahertz 13-inch MacBook Pro. That model now sells for $999, or $200 below the retail cost for non-educational customers.

The 2.9-gigahertz MacBook Pro is also available for $200 off retail, starting at $1,299. The discount, so far, applies only to Apple's non-Retina MacBook Pro models.

The 2.5-gigahertz model has an Intel Core i5 processor that can Turbo Boos up to 3.1GHz. It also comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM, a 500-gigabyte 5400rpm hard drive, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip, and a 7-hour battery life.

The 2.9-gigahertz model has a Core i7 chip that can Turbo Boost up to 3.6-gigahertz, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and a 750-gigabyte hard drive.

Thursday also saw Apple adding a new iPod touch model to its lineup of iOS devices. The new model is a more stripped-down version, as it does not have a rear-facing camera, and it replaces the now-discontinued fourth-generation iPod touch.

Apple's latest discounts are meant only for educational customers, but traditional shoppers can turn to the AppleInsider Mac Price Guide, which features aggressive discounts from Apple-authorized resellers. MacMall and B&H also offer discounts on Macs purchased with AppleCare extended warranties.

MacBook Pro
13" and 15" MacBook ...
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2.5GHz 13" (4GB/500GB HDD) $1,085.00 $1,043.99 $1,043.00+ $1,099.99 $1,043.00! $88.00
MacBook Pro
13" MacBook Pros
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2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) $1,299.00 $1,199.99 $1,199.00+ $1,299.99 $1,189.99! $110.00
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) $1,489.00 $1,399.99 $1,399.00+ $1,499.99 $1,399.00! $100.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a $1,449.99 n/a n/a $1,449.00! $50.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,649.99 $1,649.99+ n/a $1,649.00! $49.01
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) n/a $1,324.99 n/a n/a $1,349.00! $74.01
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) n/a place order $1,594.00+ n/a $1,549.00! $0.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) $1,599.99 $1,699.99 $1,599.00+ $1,709.99 $1,709.00! $200.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 1TB) n/a place order n/a n/a sold out $199.01
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a place order n/a n/a $1,549.00! $50.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,749.99 n/a n/a $1,749.00! $50.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $1,949.99 place order+ n/a $1,949.00! $49.01
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,494.00 $2,499.00+ n/a $2,449.00! $40.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) n/a place order on order+ n/a $1,549.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) n/a place order $1,799.00+ n/a $1,749.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) n/a $1,939.99 place order+ n/a $1,949.00! $59.01
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 1TB) n/a place order $2,499.00+ n/a $2,449.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) n/a $1,799.99 n/a n/a $1,749.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,949.99 place order+ n/a $1,949.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,149.99 $2,149.99+ n/a $2,149.00! $49.01
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,649.99 $2,649.99+ n/a $2,649.00! $49.01
2.4GHz 13" (4GB,128GB) $1,129.99 $999.99 $1,069.99+ $299.01
2.4GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) $1,359.95 sold out sold out $139.05
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) $1,628.88 sold out sold out $170.12
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) n/a n/a $1,649.00+ n/a n/a $300.00
15" MacBook Pros
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2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) $1,889.99 $1,889.99 $1,889.99+ $1,899.99 $1,889.00! $109.01
2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,229.99 n/a n/a $2,249.00! $69.01
2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,729.99 n/a n/a $2,749.00! $69.01
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $2,029.99 $2,029.99+ n/a $2,049.00! $69.01
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,299.99 place order+ n/a $2,229.00! $100.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,749.99 place order+ n/a $2,849.00! $149.01
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,349.00 $2,349.99 $2,349.00+ $2,374.99 $2,349.00! $150.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $2,849.99 $2,849.99+ n/a $2,949.00! $149.01
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $2,249.99 $2,249.99+ n/a $2,249.00! $49.01
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,449.00 $2,449.00+ n/a $2,449.00! $150.00
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) n/a $2,629.00 $2,499.00+ n/a $2,399.00! $300.00
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $3,029.99 place order+ n/a $3,049.00! $69.01
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $3,099.99 $3,099.99+ n/a $2,999.00! $200.00
2.0GHz 15" (8GB, 256GB) $1,690.99 sold out sold out sold out $308.01
2.3GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,315.00 sold out sold out sold out $284.00
2.6GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $2,599.99 sold out n/a $699.01