Earlier today, Apple quietly introduced a revamped iPod model at a lower price point. Just as quietly, Apple also lowered the price on its 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro for educational customers.
Apple, under the new pricing matrix, chopped US$100 off the price of both non-Retina MacBook Pro configurations, bringing the lower end model down to $999 while the higher-end model now checks in at $1,299.
At the $999 pricepoint, you can pick up a MacBook Pro with a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive. For $300 more, you can upgrade to a MacBook Pro with a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 750 GB hard drive.
With the new price cut, both configurations of the non-Retina MacBook Pro are now $200 cheaper than what you'd otherwise have to pay retail. Individuals able to take advantage of the educational discount include college students, home-school teachers, staff workers at K-12 schools and parents buying a computer for a college student.