Theis Apple's new high-end flagship laptop. It's thin and powerful, includes an Nvidia graphics card and solid-state storage, and even has a unique (on a laptop) high-res Retina Display.
But it also costs $2,199, making it a sizable investment, even for a MacBook (the least expensive being the, starting at $999).
With expanded configuration options, including new Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs and larger-capacity SSDs, you can also take that same $2,199 and spend it on just about any other MacBook. Depending on your needs, you might even end up with something that's a better overall deal for you.
Presented below are a few different ways we found to configure various MacBooks to cost (roughly) $2,199. If you've got a favorite build not listed here, let us know about it in the comments section below.
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