Apple Releases New MacBook Pro Models With Specs Boost And Price Cuts

Apple announced new MacBook Pro Retina models, giving its 13-inch and 15-inch laptops a specs boost and even more appealing price cuts. So what are the specs for these new Apple MacBook generation? Keep reading and you will find out.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina is going to be faster and lighter than the previous generation. It’s 3.46 pounds and 0.71 inches thin, as Schiller announced, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing. The new 13-inch MBP Retina contains a Haswell processor, matching Intel processor that’s in the current generation MacBook Air notebooks. That means, even with the high-resolution screen, it has 9 hours of battery life. The notebook also comes with Iris integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a Thunderbolt 2 connection.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina doesn’t change its form factor from last year’s version, but the Apple notebook refresh does include Intel’s 4th generation quad-core processor, Haswell. Also, like the 13-inch version, the bigger MBP has a longer battery life, clocking in at 8 hours, according to the company. Its Iris-integrated graphics can be boosted by an optional GeForce GT 750M card upgrade, and all configurations come with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2.

The 13-inch Macbook costs $1,299 (about £800), down from the previous generation’s $1,499 (about £923) price. The 15-inch Macbook is not far behind, it costs $1,999 (about £1,231), down from $2,199 (about £1,354) price of the original 15-inch MBP Retina. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina display updates start shipping today and are on sale in the Apple Store online right now.

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