B&H Photo Video offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 2.9GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. MD102LL/A, for $1,249 with free shipping. That's $51 under our July mention and the best price we've seen for a new unit. (It's a current price low by $80.) Features include an Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1280x800 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC card slot, FaceTime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
The Apple Store offers discounts on its selection of factory-refurbished MacBook Pro laptops, with models starting at $1,059, as listed below. With free shipping on each, they're at the lowest total price we could find for the systems below with a 1-year Apple warranty (the same as new units). Notables:
Apple Store offers its factory-refurbished 5.6-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge Core i7 2.5GHz 15" Laptop, model no. G0NM5LL/A, for $1,599 with free shipping. That's $100 under our July mention and the lowest total price we've seen. It features an Intel Core i7-2860QM 2.5GHz Sandy Bridge quad-core processor, 15.4" 1680x1050 LED-backlit display, 4GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1GB graphics and Intel HD Graphics 3000, 802.11n wireless, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0, FaceTime 720p webcam, and Mac OS X. A 1-year Apple warranty applies.