MacMost Q&A Forum • View All Forum Questions • Ask a Question 5/14/109:20 pm New Macbook pro price tag Why is the new macbook pro is cheaper than the old one yet better than the old ones. — Ariff Comments: One Response to “New Macbook pro price tag” Gary Rosenzweig 9 years ago Depends on exactly which models you are comparing. Parts get cheaper over time as they are produced in mass. Apple finds ways to make manufacturing easier. They get better deals on parts as they buy larger quantities. Things like that. Think of today’s standard card with air bags, CD player, power steering, windows and locks, cruise control. Think of how much that would have cost 20 years ago, if you could even find it all. Comments Closed.