Macbook Pro & Mac Pro: Just the basics

Apple’s announcements just kept on rolling this morning. Here’s the critical details for the new Macbook Pro and Mac Pro models.
Macbook Pro models with Haswell processors were largely expected, as was some mention of the Mac Pro that Apple first showed off at WWDC earlier in the year.
The new Macbook Pros will ship from today, with the entry level 13″ model starting at $1599 for a 2.4GHz Core i5 model with 128GB of storage; the 256GB version ships for $1849 and a 2.6GHz version with 512GB of storage will cost you $2,199. On the 15″ side, a 2.0GHz Core i7 model starts at $2499 while the top of the line (without custom modifications, ie something that you could buy in a store today) is a 2.3GHz Core i7 with 512GB, starting at $3,199.
What’s the US price comparison like there? At the keynote, they were announced starting at $1299 for the 13″ and $1999 for the 15″. That would suggest around $1500 for the 13″ model — a slight price sting there — and around $2200 for the Macbook Pro 15″ model, which is a little more troublesome.
The Mac Pro is where the pricing gets quite painful, though. Announced US price — it won’t be available until December — was stated starting at US$2999. Australian pricing starts at $3999, which means at current exchange rates, there’s about a $600 price premium on that model.

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