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While Apple's online store continues to list wait times of 2 to 3 weeks on new orders for its 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display, one of the company's authorized resellers -- which is also offering AppleInsider readers the lowest prices anywhere -- has received stock of the high-end model and is ready ship the new notebooks immediately. Separately, a second reseller is offering additional savings when purchasing new Macs alongside AppleCare.

Update: As of Thursday, July 18th, B&H Photo is reflecting immediate availability of the 2.3GHz 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display for $2,199.00 and MacMall is also showing immediate availability of that model for $2,118.48, as well as the 2.6GHz 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display for $2,700.48 (after applying AppleInsider coupon code "APPINSDRMWB33903"). Apple continues to list lead-times of 2-3 weeks for all MacBook Pro with Retina display orders and none of the the company's other authorized resellers are reflecting stock of either model.

MacBook Pro with Retina in stock

AppleInsider sponsor MacMall says its has immediate availability of Apple's new 2.6GHz 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display, which it's offering to AppleInsider readers for $2,700.48 when you click through the links in this article or those in our Mac Price Guide and then manually apply the 3% Promo code: APPINSDRMWB33196.

The same Promo code works on all of the reseller's other MacBook offerings by following the same procedure. In addition to the high-end MacBook Pro with Retina display -- which MacMall expects to sell through quickly -- the reseller is also reflecting immediate availability of the new 11-inch MacBook Airs (1, 2) and all of the new 13- and 15-in MacBook Pros (1, 2, 3, 4) without Retina display.

Each Mac purchase from MacMall also comes with free FedEx shipping and the option for a free copy of Parallels Desktop 7 after a rebate. The reseller's prices compared to Apple and other resellers can be seen every day in the Mac Price Guide, an excerpt of which is below:


Save 50% on AppleCare with new MacBooks

Separately, Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is offering additional savings to readers who are looking to purchase Apple's 3-year AppleCare extended warranties alongside their new Mac, which normally retail for between $249 and $349.

When purchased alongside a new Mac (instructions below), B&H is selling those same AppleCare plans for $95 and $122, respectively -- a savings of more than 50%. The deals offer savings of up to $200 on new MacBook Airs with AppleCare and $237 on new MacBook Pros with AppleCare.

Please Note: in order to receive these discounted AppleCare prices, select your Mac of choice from the chart below and then add it to your B&H shopping cart. Then, from within the shopping cart, select the "Save 50% on Apple Care Protection Plan" link on the lower-right hand side, below the Mac price in red. (Do not use the checkbox on the left that reads "Add an AppleCare Protection Plan starting?"

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You should then be able to select the AppleCare item at the further reduced cost:

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And then apply it to your order by selecting Add All To Cart.

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Similarly, B&H is also allowing customers to add either a free copy of Parallel's Desktop 7 or FileMaker Bento 4 to their order from the same panel. Shipping on all Mac orders from B&H is also free.

The price guide below compares B&H's price for each of Apple's new MacBook models with 3-years of AppleCare to Apple's pricing for the same bundle, as well as MacMall's:

Macbook Air
MacBook Air
Apple MacMall B&H Photo & Video
Discount
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1.70GHz 11" MacBook Air 64GB + 3-Year AppleCare $1,248.00 $1,213.18* $1,084.95 $163.05
1.70GHz 11" MacBook Air 128GB + 3-Year AppleCare $1,348.00 $1,310.18* $1,184.95 $163.05
1.80GHz 13" MacBook Air 128GB + 3-Year AppleCare $1,448.00 $1,402.33* $1,284.00 $200.00
1.80GHz 13" MacBook Air 256GB + 3-Year AppleCare $1,748.00 $1,693.33* $1,589.00 $159.00
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MacBook Pro
2.5GHz dual 13" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare $1,448.00 $1,407.18* $1,284.00 $164.00
2.9GHz dual 13" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare $1,748.00 $1,698.18* $1,584.00 $164.00
2.3GHz quad 15" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare $2,148.00 $2,084.33* $1,911.00 $237.00
2.6GHz quad 15" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare $2,548.00 $2,472.33* $2,311.00 $237.00
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MacBook Pro with Retina display
2.3GHz quad 15" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare $2,548.00 $2,467.48* $2,321.00 $227.00
2.6GHz quad 15" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare $3,148.00 $3,049.48* $2,921.00 $227.00

Deeper discounts are also listed for most of Apple's 2011 MacBook models in the Previous Generation Mac Price Guide. Supplies on these models are limited.
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That AppleCare discount make it really appealing. If they had a 13" RMBP I wouldn't be able to resist.
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post #3 of 27

I'll most likely buying my next Mac from B&H considering those discounts on Apple Care. Awesome.

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post #4 of 27

Ordered my MBPR from MacMall last Tuesday night. It delivered Friday morning. Love it. I was using an early 2006 MBP with 2GHz Core Duo. It's a nice upgrade.

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I would imagine! Enjoy.

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post #6 of 27

Nice advertisement, complete with how-to instructions and diagrams.

 

 

How about a forum that works correctly, instead?

Why does Apple bashing and trolling make people feel so good?

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post #7 of 27
Rentina?
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B&H don't charge sales tax in CA? If so thats a huge 9% discount compared to MacMall.

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Thanks for posting this... Just ordered tonight with Mac Mall the MBPR and have arranged for Saturday FedEx delivery.  Granted I had to call in and couldn't use the 3% discount, but they gave me a $100 restaurant.com giftcard and a nice discount offer on the AppleCare.

 

Now to wait like it is Christmas morning for the FedEx guy to ring the door bell.

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That AppleCare discount make it really appealing. If they has a 13" RMBP is surely no be able to resist.

 

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Nice advertisement, complete with how-to instructions and diagrams.

 

 

How about a forum that works correctly, instead?

 

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Rentina?

What about you is complaining?

 

Can't you read the tekst as it layed up for you???

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Hi I'm just curious, is there any way that I could get MBP with Chinese Keyboard in USA? 

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Nice advertisement, complete with how-to instructions and diagrams.

 

 

They're just looking after their sponsors, no harm in that, in fact good on them I reckon. If I hadn't just ordered one locally I might have been prompted to buy one of the ones listed.

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They're just looking after their sponsors, no harm in that, in fact good on them I reckon. If I hadn't just ordered one locally I might have been prompted to buy one of the ones listed.

Agreed. They need to make enough money to keep the site active. I'd rather have them offering links where you can buy stuff and they get a kickback rather than endless tracking cookies, ads, and other crapware.

Oh, wait. They do both. Darn.
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post #14 of 27

The retina display MBP are also in stock at the downtown montreal apple store.

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Unfortunately, none have the 16GB RAM.
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Just an FYI. I just added a maxed out configuration for the Retina MacBook Pro and it stated Call Us for Availability. I contacted them and the rep wrote, "no stock eta july."
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Just an FYI. I just added a maxed out configuration for the Retina MacBook Pro and it stated Call Us for Availability. I contacted them and the rep wrote, "no stock eta july."

That's obviously because no one would ever buy these overpriced computers. /s
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That's obviously because no one would ever buy these overpriced computers. /s

Or it's a new product that isn't shipping yet.  

 

Remember, since everything is hard wired at the factory, the resellers can't just slap in a couple of sticks or RAM anymore.  

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Way to rich for me, though I do recall paying $2800 for an Apple II+ many years ago.  Mind you the II+ was at least 10x better than what I had at the time.

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Or it's a new product that isn't shipping yet.  

But since some people report having received the 16 GB model already, that's not the problem.
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Way to rich for me, though I do recall paying $2800 for an Apple II+ many years ago.  Mind you the II+ was at least 10x better than what I had at the time.

You do realize that $2800 in Apple II+ days is comparable to $6700 in today's currency.
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That's obviously because no one would ever buy these overpriced computers. /s

 

They are no more priced than any of Apple's other offerings so why are you complaining? Is Apple too expensive for you? Then why are you posting on an Apple forum?

 

If you mean specifically the Retinas, they are a much better deal than the classic MBPs. Notice the price difference between the 15" base models is 400$, exactly the upgrade cost of the SSD that is included in the Retina model, yet the Retina model has twice the RAM and twice the VRAM and a Retina screen, and all you loose is an ethernet port and optical drive, for which replacements can be purchase for 30$ and 80$ respectively.

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B&H has no ETA for arrival for any of the Retina macbooks... so.. the deal is sweet, but I've had an order since tuesday after the announcement and they cant tell me anything about when I would get it..

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They are no more priced than any of Apple's other offerings so why are you complaining? Is Apple too expensive for you? Then why are you posting on an Apple forum?

If you mean specifically the Retinas, they are a much better deal than the classic MBPs. Notice the price difference between the 15" base models is 400$, exactly the upgrade cost of the SSD that is included in the Retina model, yet the Retina model has twice the RAM and twice the VRAM and a Retina screen, and all you loose is an ethernet port and optical drive, for which replacements can be purchase for 30$ and 80$ respectively.

Please see the sarcasm tag in my post.
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post #24 of 27

Have you considered getting a third party keyboard overlay that shows the Chinese characters and then switching the setting on the Mac for Chinese?

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Hi I'm just curious, is there any way that I could get MBP with Chinese Keyboard in USA? 

Have you considered getting a third party keyboard overlay that shows the Chinese characters and then switching the setting on the Mac for Chinese?

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You do realize that $2800 in Apple II+ days is comparable to $6700 in today's currency.

Absolutely I do.  But prior to the Apple, I was using a hand calculator to do my engineering calculations.  (anyone ever try to do a spreadsheet using pencil and paper??)  At $2800 it was still worth it. 

Even though the $2500 for the Retina Macbook is in today's dollars " I" see no compelling reason for it over a non retina one.  Other's will have their own needs and opinions but I just don't need it.

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I don't see why the wait time is 2-3 weeks on the online store. I walked right into my local Apple store and they had availability for both configurations.

 

Love the notebook, but it does creak which worries me for long term use of the machine as I intend to keep it for some time. Flex in the chassis can lead to broken solder joints after a few years. I think they went overboard with the "thinness" for a 15" form factor.

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