Apple dropped some new upgraded Macbook Pro laptops on its store today. The upgrades come with faster processors and twice the memory for the cheapest models. The upgrades are for the Retina line of laptops.
“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, in a press release. “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 big story here is the RAM upgrade. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now sports 8GB of memory, up from 4GB in the entry-level notebook. The processor is a dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost to 3.3GHz. The entry model starts off at $1,299.
Want the best? The 15-inch MacBook Pro boasts 16GB of RAM with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor up to 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost to 3.7GHz. This 15-inch model gets a $100 price cut as well and retails for $2,499. The 15-inch with 2.2GHz processor starts at $1,999.
With today’s upgrade, it looks like the next slate of laptops aren’t coming until 2015.