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Thursday, May 30, 2013, 09:48 am PT (12:48 pm ET)

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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Discount
2.5GHz 13" (4GB/500GB HDD) $1,085.00 $1,013.64* $999.99+ $999.99 $999.99! $99.01
MacBook Pro
13" MacBook Pros
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Discount
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) $1,496.56 $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) $1,799.45 $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 on order* n/a n/a on order! $50.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,740.18* n/a n/a $1,749.00! $58.82
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* on order+ n/a $1,549.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) n/a on order* on order+ n/a $1,749.00! $50.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) n/a $1,934.18* 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 on order! $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* on order+ 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) $1,138.60 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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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 $2,648.09* n/a n/a $2,749.00! $150.91
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a $1,969.09* on order+ n/a $2,049.00! $129.91
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) n/a $2,230.09* on order+ n/a on order! $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 on order! $195.01
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) n/a $2,842.09* $2,999.00+ n/a $2,949.00! $156.91
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) n/a on order* $2,299.00+ n/a $2,249.00! $0.00
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* on order+ n/a $2,649.00! $147.91
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) n/a $2,939.09* $3,099.00+ 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+ sold out $400.00
2.3GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,299.00 sold out $2,199.00+ $2,374.99 $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