ExperCom offers the 4.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 Quad 2.6GHz 15" Laptop with Retina Display
, model no. MC976LL/A, with for $2,553.10
for shipping. That's $433 below the list price of this configuration and the lowest total price we've seen for this discontinued model with 16GB of RAM. (For further comparison, B&H Photo-Video
charges $237 less for the base configuration of this model with only 8GB of RAM; the upgraded system is no longer available elsewhere.) It features an Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core processor, 15.4" 2880x1800 LED-backlit Retina display, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1GB graphics, two Thunderbolt ports, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, FaceTime 720p webcam, dual microphones, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and more. Deal ends March 11.
Note that like the MacBook Air, this MacBook Pro has no built-in optical drive or Gigabit Ethernet port.