Best Buy trims MacBook prices by $200 in back-to-school deal

Students who register their .edu e-mail address with the retailer can save an additional $100 on their purchases.

MacBook Pro. Apple

In a bit of an early back-to-school promotion, Best Buy has discounted the price of two of Apple's most popular 13-inch MacBooks by $200.

As first noted by All Things D, the electronics retailer on Thursday reduced the price of the MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM from $1,200 to $1,000, while the 750GB model with 8GB of RAM is now available for $1,300.

Students who register their .edu e-mail address on Best Buy's Student Deals site will get an additional $100 off their purchases during the promotion, which ends on July 27.

The price cuts come a few weeks after Microsoft reduced the price of a version of its Surface RT tablet for schools and universities for a two-month window this summer. Under that program, Surface RTs without keyboards sell for as low as $199.

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