Apple announced their new lineup of MacBook laptops at WWDC last night, both the Air and Pro lines. And to be sure the most impressive reveal was the Retina Display MacBook Pro, and perhaps the lack of 17-inch models which have ceased to exist.
Now all existing and potential MacBook owners probably want to buy one as soon as humanly possible, so let’s see how the entire MacBook range is being sold in UAE. Now in the price comparison table below I have used an exchange rate of AED 4 per 1 USD, taking into account shipping costs and custom/tax charges. In fact, if you look at the price of the base MacBook Pros 13-inches, Apple themselves have used a flat conversion rate of AED 4/USD. I have highlighted the slight increase in price Apple has charged on certain models.
The pricing of the high-end MBP 15 and base MBP 15 with Retina Display is the same, but I highly doubt anyone will go for the former, when you get a 256GB SSD instead of a 750GB 5,400RPM HDD. Also the Retina Display, despite a slower processor (by 300MHz).
So at the end of the day, the base MacBook Pro with Retina Display seems like a great deal, given the high-end specs. The only problem is, as of posting this article all new variations of MacBook Pro and Air are available in stock, except for the MBP Retina Display, which has an estimated shipping time of 2 to 3 weeks.