Apple Announces the New MacBook Pro with Retina Display models


Other than pulling the wraps off the new iPads, Apple also announced a few updates to its MacBook Pro with Retina Displays.

The new 13 and 15 inch models come with the new 4th-generation Intel Haswell processors and the new OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Uncharacteristically for Apple, prices have been dropped too.

The new MacBook Pros with Retina Display (I’ve always said that name is longer than it should been) are also sleeker than before. The 13″ model is just 1.56 Kg heavy and 1.8 cm thick now.

Amount of RAM in this model is 4 GB, half than what it was before. Other than that, it comes with a dual-core 2.4Ghz Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, Iris Pro Graphics and 128 GB PCI Express SSDs. It will also come with the new Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard and up to 9 hours battery life.

The new 15″ model comes with a quad-core 2Ghz Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. A higher-end configuration with 2.3Ghz Core i7 processor, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM and Nvidia’s GeForce GT 750M graphics will be there too.

The base model of this version will also come with Intel CrystalWell graphics, the faster Wi-Fi standard and 8-hour battery life.

For the price, the 13″ model will start at $1299, $200 cheaper than before. The 15″ version will also be less-expensive than before, at $1999.