As Apple’s MacBook Lineup Grows, Cheaper Options Die Off – WSJ

A lot of people are surprised by the cost of the new MBP’s and understandably so, but, here is one way to think about it –

[…] Previously, the average base price of a Mac laptop was $1,266. Now it is $1,613.

Does Apple just not care about the less wealthy? Perhaps. But another way to read the shift is Apple wants to push entry-level laptop users to the iPad Pro, which starts at $600. (With a keyboard case, it’s still just $750.) The iPad Pro has actually become my choice for taking on the road because it weighs less than a traditional laptop, and is sufficient for basic web browsing, social media and word processing.