If you’ve been considering getting a new MacBook Pro with Retina display, you might be interested to hear that Apple has just the entire line with slightly faster Intel Haswell processors, and doubled the amount of RAM that comes as standard with both the entry-level 13-inch and 15-inch models.
Here’s a rundown of all the changes:
The two lower end 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro models now feature 2.6GHz dual-core i5 processors (previously 2.4GHz), while the higher end model has a 2.8GHz dual-core i5 processor (previously 2.6GHz). A faster 3.0 GHz dual-core i7 CPU is also available as a build-to-order option. All three machines now ship with 8GB of RAM as standard.
With regards to the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, Apple has updated the entry-level machine with a 2.2GHz quad-core i7 processor (previously 2.0GHz), while the higher end machine has been given a 2.5GHz quad-core i7 processor (previously 2.3GHz). A faster 2.8 GHz quad-core i7 CPU is offered as a build-to-order option. Both of the standard 15-inch models now come with 16GB of RAM, and the price of the 2.5GHz model has been reduced from $2599 to $2499.
Although all of the other specifications remain unchanged, Apple has added 1TB of flash storage as a build-to-order option for both screen sizes.
Finally, Apple has also reduced the price of the older non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro from $1199 to $1099. Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t been given any updates.
All of the updated machines are available to order today from the Apple Online Store.
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