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Apple Cuts MacBook Prices

It said the MacBook Pro with a Retina display and 128GB of flash memory will now cost $1,499, down from $1,699

Apple has cut the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop by $200 and updated its processors. It's also put out new models with faster processors and more memory. It said the MacBook Pro with a Retina display and 128GB of flash memory will now cost $1,499, down from $1,699. A new model with 256 gigs of flash will cost $1,699. The 15-inch model has a faster processor and the same price. Apple put out new MacBook Pro models last fall with flash memory instead of the traditional hard drive, making it thinner and lighter. Mac sales dropped in Q4 down 22% to 4.1 million units.

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