Well, cheaper might not be the right word. They’re still pretty much the most expensive notebooks you can reasonably expect to find. The basic 13” MacBook Pro will now sell for $1,500. That has 128 GB of Flash memory, but won’t have a new processor. The 256 GB model, on the other hand, will have a new 2.6 GHz processor, and will sell for $1,700. The 15” MacBook Pros will both have quad-core processors – 2.4 GHz and 2.7 GHz – but there will be no price change. All of those prices and processor updates are for the Retina versions of the MacBook Pro.
The 13” MacBook Air also got a price cut, down to $1,400. Not exactly a bargain, but there it is. If you were waiting on buying a MacBook Pro or Air for yourself, now seems as good of a time as any.