Retina MacBook Pro gets Performance Boost, Price Cut

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Apple updated its Retina Display MacBook Pro lineup on Wednesday with faster processors and a price cut. Along with the changes in the Retina MacBook Pro line, Apple also reduced the price of the 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB SSD to US$1,399.

Retina MacBook Pro gets a speed bump and a price cutRetina MacBook Pro gets a speed bump and a price cut

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAm and 128GB SSD now costs US$1,499, down from $1,699. The 2.6GHz dual core Intel Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD is now priced at $1,699.

The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro now ships with a 2.4GHz quad core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD for $2,199, while the 2.7GHz quad core Intel Core i7 model with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD costs $2,799.

Apple said all of the new models and price points are available today.

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Oh no. This means the MacBook Pro I got six months ago is complete rubbish. I have to toss it and buy the newest one :o
Not really of course.
Seriously though, I hope this and the capacity bump in the iPad they pushed out last week is a harbinger of things. Ongoing improvements released when they are available rather than waiting for big once a year events.


They slipped in minor updates to other Mac laptop lines last year too. I believe it was a slight processor speed bump, on the 2011 MBP line? So this seems consistent with how Apple is now.

I’m surprised about the price drop, but pleasantly surprised.


The price drop is huge compared to the speed bump. It will allow us to sell and upgrade sooner than planned.


Can I get 200.00 back since I just bought mine less than 3 weeks ago?


there is no cd drive .but all specfication all well good.

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