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Best Buy cuts prices on MacBook Pro models

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jul 2013 21:46 User comments (10)

Best Buy cuts prices on MacBook Pro models Major retailer Best Buy announced yesterday that it would be cutting the price of select 13-inch MacBook Pro models as part of its "Back-to-School" promotions.
For the sale, that ends on July 27th, Best Buy is offering $300 off for students and $200 off for everyone else.

The promotion is only good for 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro models, the entry-level 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD model and the higher-end 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD version.

With the regular discount, the cheaper model will sell for $999 and the beefier model will sell for $1299. Take off an extra $100 if you are a student.

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10 user comments

119.7.2013 23:29

They aren't worth spending that much money on.I would never buy one myself.


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220.7.2013 1:39

Originally posted by JST1946:
They aren't worth spending that much money on.I would never buy one myself.

That's how I feel about Jaguar and Mercedes cars, as well as Le Creuset cookware.

320.7.2013 1:49

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by JST1946:
They aren't worth spending that much money on.I would never buy one myself.

That's how I feel about Jaguar and Mercedes cars, as well as Le Creuset cookware.
At least those things offer better specs for your money... these machines are VERY meh.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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420.7.2013 19:17

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by JST1946:
They aren't worth spending that much money on.I would never buy one myself.

That's how I feel about Jaguar and Mercedes cars, as well as Le Creuset cookware.
At least those things offer better specs for your money... these machines are VERY meh.

That's the point..."better specs for your money" is about the worth of things being subjective.

520.7.2013 21:08

friend of mine bought a toshiba amd quad core laptop last year from best buy or future shop for about $650Can. i finished the installation of win7 on it for him & loaded my usual stuff like ccleaner & avg free. he had it for almost a week then took it back & replaced it with a macbook pro for at least another $1000 on top of the $650 that he paid for the toshiba. he told me when i found out that he got the mac that avg was telling him he has over 500 issues with his windows like malware, trojans & whatever. i don't think it was avg that was doing that but a malware look-alike of avg was saying that. his wife already had a macbook maybe pro i don't know but looks identical on the outside to his. her son inlaw down in the states who gave her the mac says they don't get infected like windows do which we know is wrong but they won't listen to me about that. oh well.

620.7.2013 22:25

Compared to a ultra-book it's the same price plus u get proper customer support.


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721.7.2013 0:50

Originally posted by ddp:
friend of mine bought a toshiba amd quad core laptop last year from best buy or future shop for about $650Can. i finished the installation of win7 on it for him & loaded my usual stuff like ccleaner & avg free. he had it for almost a week then took it back & replaced it with a macbook pro for at least another $1000 on top of the $650 that he paid for the toshiba. he told me when i found out that he got the mac that avg was telling him he has over 500 issues with his windows like malware, trojans & whatever. i don't think it was avg that was doing that but a malware look-alike of avg was saying that. his wife already had a macbook maybe pro i don't know but looks identical on the outside to his. her son inlaw down in the states who gave her the mac says they don't get infected like windows do which we know is wrong but they won't listen to me about that. oh well.
Well, that's gratitude for you! My guess is that he was just looking for an excuse to get a Mac since the wife and son had already had him under pressure considering they'd already bought into the iHype. I have another friend like that...

The impression that Macs don't get infected is one of the most dangerous pieces of misinformation that Apple promulgate. Something that's almost certain to have happened to your friend considering the sites and links he indiscriminately clicks.


Btw, the usual treatment I give clients who have been foolish enough to get those sort or infections (no, it wasn't AVG doing that... and I'll bet it wasn't even a AVG look-alike) is to run the latest Combofix, make sure it's from bleepingcomputer.com, then scan with the free Malwarebytes MBAM. Then run their normal AV... I recommend MSE nowadays. Cheers.



Originally posted by buddyleem:
Compared to a ultra-book it's the same price plus u get proper customer support.
lol



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821.7.2013 16:05

I have a MAC and I love it! Well worth the money and I will never go back to a windows based machine.

922.7.2013 19:29

The iSheep are sure gonna come outta the barn on this one

1023.7.2013 22:37

Originally posted by Bad8511:
I have a MAC and I love it! Well worth the money and I will never go back to a windows based machine.
I must remember to tell my customers that next time one wants a gaming machine or workstation built. :)



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