By David Becker
As of yesterday, Apple has decided to no longer continue making the non-Retina MacBook Pro. Who can blame them? This MacBook Pro only has 4GB of RAM and still has the old 500GB HDD inside. Apple is clearly telling customers that if you want true power and stability, you’re going to have to pay top dollar to do so.
Currently, the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro runs for $999, which for what you’re getting is not worth the money for the customer. It’s basically a base-model or entry level MacBook Pro. It has also become outdated spec wise. Yes, it can support the latest operating system, but at only 4GB of RAM, it can’t really be considered a “powerhouse.” Even the name “MacBook Pro” can be looked as false advertising.
Due to Apple discontinuing this model of MacBook, the only non-Retina products Apple sells are the Thunderbolt Display and both the 11 and 13-inch MacBook Airs.
Now you can still purchase the non-Retina MacBook Pro from the Apple Store in-store and online, along with stores like Best Buy. As for the Apple Store and some Best Buys, they just won’t be on display anymore. However, I would not recommend purchasing this model simply because if you spend $100 more, you can get one that not only has a Retina Display, but also a slim product design and SSD. Apple products have always been known to be expensive, but trust me, spend the extra $100 on the Retina Display model. Not only does it look nice, but it has the specs that will make it great for years to come.