Just like it was expected, Apple has announced its refresh of the 13 and 15-inch Retina Macbook Pros. The new notebooks come with faster versions of Intel’s Haswell processors and all 13-inch models feature 8GB of RAM standard while all 15-inch models now feature 16GB of RAM. The high end 15-inch model has been discounted by $100, going from $2599 to $2499.
So, here are all the new models that you can find on the official Apple Store page:
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro
- $1299: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage
- $1499: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage
- $1799: 2.8 GHz dual-core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro
- $1999: 2.2 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage
- $2499: 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage
Besides this, build-to-order options now include a 3.0 GHz dual-core i7 processor on the 13-inch model and a 2.8 GHz quad-core i7 processor on the 15-inch model. Users have been given the option to add up to 1 TB of flash storage for both the 13-inch and 15-inch models.
Besides refreshing the line of Retina MacBook Pros, Apple has discounted the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro with $100 from $1199 to $1099. On the inside, it remains the same model that was introduced in June 2012. The current refresh is probably aimed at depleting quickly the stock that has remained before the major revamp towards Intel’s next-generation Broadwell processors.
The last Retina MacBook Pro update came in October of 2013, when Apple first introduced Intel’s Crystalwell-based Iris Graphics chipset. The all-new MacBook Pro is said to arrive in mid-2015 and it could also be a 12-inch Retina MacBook model with an ultrathin chassis, a fan-less cooling system and a revamped trackpad.