A MacBook Pro laptop with a high-resolution screen measuring 13.3-inch diagonally now starts at $1,299, or just $100 more than the heavier version with the regular screen, the one I ultimately bought. That’s the result of a $200 price cut in February and another $200 cut last week.
Last week, Apple also slashed the starting price of its 15.4-inch high-resolution model by $200, to $1,999.
Apple also made the new laptops faster and extended their battery life, thanks to new, power-saving chips from Intel and a new operating system, Mavericks, designed to fully take advantage of those chips. These new Pros are the first Macs with Mavericks built in.