Yesterday, it was announced that the entry level MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina has been reduced in price from $1699 to $1499. Some speculate that sales of the device were soft while others believe that an updated MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina is on the way.
Whatever the reasons for the price reduction, those on the fence about buying a MacBook Pro Retina shouldn't be anymore. I have been constantly using this device for the past three weeks and am in love with it. You can read my original review here. Now that the price has been reduced, I would have to give the MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina an "A-" rather than a "B+."
There are still some apps that aren't Retina ready, but that is changing. One big complaint is that the MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina doesn't have a discreet graphics card. However, those who aren't extreme gamers won't really notice. The device plays HD videos very well and edits them smoothly with Final Cut Pro.
The MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina, for the most part, feels like a MacBook Air on steroids. I don't see a reason why anyone would want to buy a 13-inch MacBook Air anymore unless they can't afford a couple hundred dollars extra. You can expect this device to fly off the shelves now that Apple has reduced the price.