Apple drops prices on some high-end MacBook Pros

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It’s now cheaper to buy a MacBook Pro with lots of storage.
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There’s good news for MacBook Pro buyers looking for a lot of storage: Apple has lowered the costs of its most-expensive SSD options. This can save shoppers up to $400 on these powerful laptops.

This is apparently a permanent price reductions, not a sale.

Save on big SSDs in the 15-inch MacBook Pro

The price on upgrading a higher-end 15-inch MacBook Pro from a 512GB to a 4 terabyte SSD is now $2,800. The price on upgrading the lower-end version’s 256GB SSD to 4TG is $3,000. On both, that’s a decrease of $400 from the earlier cost.

On a 15-inch model, choosing a 2TB drive is now $200 less. On a higher-end version, it costs $1,200, while on a lower-end it’s $1,000.

Cheaper storage in the 13-inch MacBook Pro

The price for equipping a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 2TB SSD — the largest option available — also dropped $200.

This option is only available on the iteration that starts with a 512GB drive, where the additional cost is $1,200.

No soup for you

That’s the good news. The bad news is that Apple didn’t change prices on any MacBook Pro SSDs that are 1TB or smaller. 

Putting a 1TB drive in a high-end 15-inch MacBook is still an extra $400 over the cost of a 512GB one, for example.