You’d assume the answer to my question would be “of course.” And in this case, you’d be right. But I had to ask, because a funny thing happened on the way to the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro released in June: Apple was actually charging less for its new super-resolutionary darling than a similarly configured 15-inch MacBook Pro without the new Retina screen. I’m not exaggerating or making that up.

And the company’s still doing so. The entry-level 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a 2.3GHz i7 processor, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage runs $2,199. A 15-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro built to the same specs (the display notwithstanding) runs $2,399 — $2,499 if you bump the resolution up to 1680 x 1050. That’s a $200-$300 markup, all for a laptop with a boring old non-Retina screen. What madness is this?

Maybe it’s because rolling-your-own MacBook Pro requires Apple…

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About Rob Vanasco

I am a Christ follower, but sometimes not a very good one. I am a husband, and working on getting better. I am a father, sometimes reluctantly. I am an aspiring writer, but have been lazy about pursuing my dream. So, this is me, doing something about it, searching for my real passion; my real dream. I am now in full pursuit of my dream to make a living with words.

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