The 0.71″ thin 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display has a double-resolution 2880 x 1800 pixel Retina Display, does not have a built-in SuperDrive, and uses the same CPUs as the regular MacBook Pro. It normally ships with 8 GB of onboard memory and is upgradable to 16 GB, but you have to order it that way, as memory is soldered to the system board.
The 2.3 GHz (2012) and 2.4 GHz (2013) models ship with a 256 GB SSD, the 2.6 GHz (2012) and 2.7 GHz (2013) models with 512 GB, and there is also a 768 GB build-to-order option. See our first thoughts on the new models in The Retina MacBook Pro Value Equation.
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Best Used Prices
- none at present
Best New Prices
- 2.3 GHz 2012 Retina, $1,879 shipped, B&H
- 2.6 GHz 2013 Retina, $2,149 shipped, B&H, J&R
- 2.4 GHz 2013 Retina, $1,999 shipped, B&H
- 2.7 GHz 2013 Retina, $2,499 shipped, B&H
Best Mac OS Prices
Be sure to factor in shipping costs and possible sales tax. Your best value depends on whether you need/want a color printer, extra RAM, etc. Unless otherwise noted, there is no surcharge for credit card purchases, and shipping is not included. Vendors are listed in alphabetical order. Be sure to visit their sites for full details. Prices may be limited to quantity on hand. Not responsible for typos.
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- Retina Display (Mid 2012): 2.3-2.6 GHz quad i7, OS X 10.7.4, Intel HD Graphics 4000 & GeForce GT 650M, 802.11n
- Retina Display (Early 2013): 2.4-2.7 GHz quad i7, OS X 10.7.4, Intel HD Graphics 4000 & GeForce GT 650M, 802.11n
New 15″ Retina Pro
All prices include ground shipping unless otherwise noted.
|2.3 GHz quad i7, 8/256||$1,929||$1,879||$1,879||$2,184||$1,999|
|2.6 GHz quad i7, 8/512||$2,274||$2,149||$2,149||$2,299.99||$2,399|
|Early 2013 Retina|
|2.4 GHz quad i7, 8/256||$2,064||$1,999||$2,044.98||$2,149|
|2.7 GHz quad i7, 8/512||$2,598.99||$2,499||$2,559||$2,699.99||$2,749|
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Used and Store Refurbished
Used and store refurbished Macs have a store warranty and are not eligible for AppleCare. At this point, we haven’t yet seen used Retina models on the market.