Retina Display MacBook Pro speed bump and price drop

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Apple today makes the MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processor and making them even more affordable.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash, and $1,699 for a new 2.6 GHz processor and 256GB of flash. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook comes with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory. Apple today also announced that the 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of flash has a new lower price of $1,399.

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The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was announced and released in October 2012 with initial price of $1,699 (USD + tax) or A$1,899 (incl GST) for 2.5 GHz dual-core Core i5 with 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage. Or $1,999 (USD + tax) or A$2,199 (incl GST) for 256GB of flash storage.
New speed and prices for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display are:

  • 2.5GHz dual-core Core i5 with 8GB DDR3L and 128GB flash for $1499 (USD + tax) or A$1,649 (incl GST).
  • 2.6GHz dual-core Core i5 with 8GB DDR3L and 256GB flash for $1699 (USD + tax) or A$1,849 (incl GST).

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was announced in during WWDC 2012 Keynote in June 2012. Initially, it came with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage for $2,199 (US + tax) (A$2,499 (incl GST)); and with a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and 512GB of flash storage starting at $2,799 (USD + tax) (A$3,199 (incl GST)). 2.7 GHz Core i7 quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz was available as customised-to-build version.

New speed and prices for 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display are:

  • 2.4GHz quad-core Core i7 with 8GB DDR3L and 256GB flash for $2199 (USD + tax) or A$2,499 (incl GST).
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Core i7 with 16GB DDR3L and 512GB flash for $2799 (USD + tax) or A$3,199 (incl GST).


Posted by Antony at February 13, 2013 9:02 PM

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