Apple on Tuesday announced a refreshed version of its MacBook Pro with Retina display laptop, confirming rumors that surfaced yesterday. The new MacBook Pro with Retina display computers have faster processors and increased memory and, in one spot, a more affordable price tag.
Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now ships with an Intel Core i5 processor clocked up to 2.8GHz, depending on the configuration, and 8GB of RAM — a jump from the 4GB Apple used to offer at the same $1,299 price. Additionally, Apple upgraded the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to a faster Core i7 processor clocked up to 2.5GHz; it also added 16GB of RAM, again a bump from the 8GB previously offered in that model.
Finally, Apple is dropping the price of its most expensive MacBook Air by $100, down to $2,499. That model ships with a Core i7 processor clocked at 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz, 512GB of storage, 16GB of RAM and offers 8 hours of battery life.
The new MacBook Pro with Retina display models are all now available from the Apple Store.