Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina updated

Apple announced an upgrade of its MacBook Pro with Retina line-up: in a nutshell, faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a reduced price for the high-end prosumer 15-inch version.

People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

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.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina now has dual-core Intel Core i5 processors at 2.8 GHz/ Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz and 8GB of memory, up from 4GB in the entry-level notebook. The 13-inch model can also be ordered with dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.0 GHz/3.5 GHz. The top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a new, lower starting price of $2,499 in the US. The 15-inch now has aster quad-core Intel i7 processors up to 2.5 GHz / Turbo Boost to 3.7 GHz, 16GB of memory, up from 8GB in the entry-level version, and can be configured with quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost 4.0 GHz.

Here’s a quick reference of the part numbers and specifications:

  • MGX72B/A : 13.3″ : 2.6GHZ/8GB/128GB Flash
  • MGX82B/A : 13.3″ : 2.6GHZ/8GB/256GB Flash
  • MGX92B/A : 13.3″ : 2.8GHZ/8GB/512GB Flash
  • MGXA2B/A : 15.4″ : 2.2GHZ/16GB/256GB Flash
  • MGXC2B/A : 15.4″ : 2.5GHZ/16GB/512GB Flash
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