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New educational MacBook prices dip below $800 mark

updated 03:05 pm EST, Tue December 29, 2009

Prices linked to individual schools

Some educational discounts on the MacBook are extending well beyond $899, observers note. Apple recently dropped the standard educational price by $50, on top of a previous price below the $999 retail cost. At at least one school-specific Apple storefront however, the cost has been lowered to $728. Shipping remains free.

The impetus for the price cuts remains unclear, but is likely to be a means of moving post-Christmas stock. Apple also sells to most of its educational customers in the run up to September, when many schools begin classes. The company's usual "Back to School" promotion offers money towards an iPod when buying a new Mac.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It was already below...

    It was already $849 online and now $869. If 849 is back-calculated to reflect the final 'after tax' price, then the price would be $772 plus 10% sales tax (based on the old 849 price tag).

    This product eventually will be like the appenix—to be removed.

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