A new 13” Macbook Pro was released this week. Faster, lighter, thinner, higher res (retina), etc. An amazing piece of equipment with a really cool commercial. However the price tag leaves me gasping for air. Apple has brilliant marketing to own the high end of the market. The way I buy Macs is to repeatedly visit the refurb section of the Apple Store website until I find one of the fairly recent refurbs with low RAM that I can update. My i5 Macbook Pro was about 45% off counting the savings on my own memory upgrade. As with most good deals the best values sell out quickly, so you have to catch the right day.