MacBook Pro with Retina gets faster, more RAM, cheaper

MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple has released updated version of MacBook Pro with Retina display on both 13- and 15-inches models.

The CPU speeds were improved by 200MHz while some models have price drop. The minimum included RAM is now 8GB (instead of previous 4GB) on 13-inch models and 16GB (instead of previous 8GB) on 15-inch models. The high end MacBook Pro also received price drop.

New models includes:

    13-inch:
  • 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage for US$1299 (+ tax) or A$1599 (incl GST)
  • 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage for US$1499 (+ tax) or A$1849 (incl GST)
  • 2.8 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage for US$1799 (+ tax) or A$2199 (incl GST)

    15-inch:
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage for US$1999 (+ tax) or A$2499 (incl GST)
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage for US$2499 (+ tax) or or A$2999 (incl GST)

15-inch MacBook Pros are dual graphic card (GeForce 750M GT with 2GB of GDDR5), 13-inch only includes Iris 5100 integrated GPU.

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Non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro has dropped the price by $100 to $1099.

Apple last updated MacBook Pros with Retina display in October 2013.
Specifications and prices were:

    13-inch (late 2013 models):
  • 2.4 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage for US$1299 (+ tax) or A$1599 (incl GST)
  • 2.4 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage for US$1499 (+ tax) or A$1849 (incl GST)
  • 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage for US$1799 (+ tax) or A$2199 (incl GST)

    15-inch (late 2013 models):
  • 2.0 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage for US$1999 (+ tax) or A$2499 (incl GST)
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage for US$2599 (+ tax) or or A$3199 (incl GST)

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Posted by Antony at July 31, 2014 1:17 AM

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