Retina MacBook Pro gets Faster Processors, More RAM

Apple confirmed the Retina MacBook Pro update rumors on Tuesday when it rolled out new models with faster processors and more RAM. The new 13-inch and 15-inch models look just like the versions they replace, but with more power under the hood.

Apple's Retina MacBook Pro gets a speed bump and more RAMApple's Retina MacBook Pro gets a speed bump and more RAM

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro includes Intel's 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor with 8 GB RAM, up from 4 GB, and 128 GB SSD storage plus Intel Iris Graphics starting at US$1,299 or $1,499 with 256 GB storage. A 2.8 GHz model with 512 GB storage is available, too, for $1,799.

The 15-inch model ships with a 2.2 GHz Intel quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, and Intel Iris Pro graphics for $1,999. The 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 model includes 16 GB RAM, 512 GB storage, Intel Iris Pro graphics as well as GeForce GT 750M graphics with 2 GB video RAM for $2,499.

Build-to-order options for the 15-inch model include a 2.8 GHz i7 processor and 1 TB SSD.

The 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro is still available and is the only Mac Apple sells with a built-in optical drive. The price has been reduced to $1,099, but the model still sports a 2.5 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 4 GB RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 4000.

The new 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models are shipping now.