New Retina MacBook Pros Might Cost $4000?!

New Retina MacBook Pros Might Cost $4000?!

9to5Mac just squeezed out another droplet of alleged MacBook news, and it looks pretty standard: faster MacBook Pros sporting fancy SSD hard drives. Makes sense. But the price tag? Gulp.

The three leaked models are as follows, presumably with retina-rubbing super-resolution displays:

MC975LL/A — MBP 15.4/2.3/8GB/256GB FLASH-USA
MC976LL/A — MBP 15.4/2.6/8GB/512GB FLASH-USA
MD831LL/A — MBP 15.4/2.7/16GB/768GB FLASH-USA

That spec spread looks totally expected. But this isn’t expected:

We’ve been told that these will not be cheap and even pass the $US4000 equivalent mark on the high end in some countries. Who’s going to throw down for these?

If 9to5’s ever-anonymous sources are correct, a $US4000 laptop is an astoundingly expensive laptop that very few people will buy, which means the Pro in MacBook Pro just took on some real meaning. Or this isn’t true at all. Or maybe it’ll just be a few countries that get screwed with engorged pricing, while the rest of the free world is safe. [9to5Mac]