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Apple updates Macbook Pro with Retina display line with more memory, faster CPUs

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Tue Jul 29 2014, 10:39

HARDWARE DESIGNER Apple has just updated its Macbook Pro with Retina display line, adding faster processors and more memory.

At the Apple Store, there are three new 13in Macbook Pro with Retina display models, and two additions to its 15in models.

The entry-level 13in Macbook Pro with Retina display now comes with a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of memory, an upgrade from the 2.4GHz Core i5 chip and 4GB of memory on offer yesterday. The other 13in models come with 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 chips, respectively, and both come with 8GB of memory.

Apple Macbook Pro with Retina display 2014

Both 15in models now come with 16GB of RAM, meaning it is no longer limited to Apple's top-end offering, and come with 2.2GHz and 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 processors, respectively.

Apple SVP Philip Schiller said, "People love their Macbook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminium unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life and deep integration with OS X

"The Macbook Pro with Retina display gets even better with faster processors, more memory, more affordable configurations and a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite this fall."

While Apple introduced a price cut along with the launch of its latest Macbook Air models, the pricing for Apple's refreshed Macbook Pros remains fairly untouched. The 13in models are priced at £999, £1,199 and £1,399, while the 15in models will set you back £1,599 and £1,999, respectively.

Apple has also reduced the price of its non-Retina Macbook Pro model by £100, with the laptop now fetching £899.

Apple is claiming that all models will ship within 24 hours.

The new Macbook Pro with Retina display models will ship running Apple's Mac OS X Mavericks operating system, but users will be able to upgrade to OS X Yosemite when it becomes available later this year.

Some keen buyers might even be able to upgrade them to the latest version straight away, with Apple having launched its OS X Yosemite beta programme last week. µ

 

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