1. iMore.com's Avatar


    With the "standard" 13-inch MacBook Pro and its Retina display-equipped counterpart only $100 apart, you might think that few people would be interested in the older MacBook Pro. It's thicker, heavier, has a lower resolution screen, is less power-efficient and isn't as speedy. You'd be wrong. Turns out the "standard" MacBook Pro is still selling briskly.

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    12-16-2013 02:10 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com...?itok=iczgNUG6

    With the "standard" 13-inch MacBook Pro and its Retina display-equipped counterpart only $100 apart, you might think that few people would be interested in the older MacBook Pro. It's thicker, heavier, has a lower resolution screen, is less power-efficient and isn't as speedy. You'd be wrong. Turns out the "standard" MacBook Pro is still selling briskly.

    Full story from the iMore Blog...
    Some people might not need the retina display.
    12-16-2013 04:19 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    For the same reason someone would still buy an iPad 2. To save money!
    sting7k and Just_Me_D like this.
    12-17-2013 07:19 AM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    I just got the non retina 13inch MacBook Pro for $950 with discounts from the apple refurbs.
    12-17-2013 08:43 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    1. To save money as has been mentioned above.
    2. Lack of desire or need for a retina display.
    3. Personal choice ****
    12-17-2013 10:11 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    More hard drive space.
    Just_Me_D and taz323 like this.
    12-17-2013 10:23 AM
  7. melbsteve's Avatar
    I get it, still rocking my 2010 MacBook Pro and in spite of being overdue for an update and being able to afford it I've got these rational moments when I turn on my Mac and realise it's still beautiful, reliable and just all I need. A close friend of mine owns the newest model and while I got to admit it's a remarkable product the older ones are regardless top shelf and to this day awesome machines. So why not, especially bearing in mind the huge price difference it doesn't surprise me in the least.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    12-18-2013 08:33 AM
  8. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    Some people might not need the retina display.
    High res display, faster wifi, SSD, newer Intel platform etc etc
    12-24-2013 11:58 AM
  9. Speedygi's Avatar
    Some people just bought it before Retina came out the following year, and they didn't have a say on it whatsoever.

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    12-24-2013 01:31 PM
  10. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    As D said it all comes down to preference and your budget.
    12-25-2013 10:37 PM
  11. Algus's Avatar
    The 13" MBP is certainly the worst SKU Apple is currently offering. I'd gladly make the case for a 13" Air or the rMBP all day long. If it's an issue of money, I'd direct someone to an Apple refurb.

    I'm not surprised it continues to sell though with its lower price point. I just think it's a shame that it is still using that older hardware. I'd like to see them keep a non - retina MBP as a low(er) cost middle ground between the Air and the rMBP.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 using Tapatalk 4
    12-26-2013 05:48 AM
  12. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Simple answer for me, the disc drive. If you need one and buy the retina display, you'd be spending more than the $100 difference in the end.
    12-26-2013 07:28 AM

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