The new MacBook Pro with Retina display is now purchasable in new built-to-order configurations, especially for the low-end model (if you can call it that) which starts at a pocket-burning $2,199 (€1,800).
Previously locked into a 2.3 GHz Core i7 processor and 256 GB of flash storage, customers can now choose
the 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 (up to 3.6GHz) or the 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 (up to 3.7GHz) for a fee.
Customers can also configure the onboard memory from 8 GB to 16 GB. Apple ensures that its loyal user base knows about the soldered RAM inside the computer and, therefore, it advises everyone to stay ahead of the curve stating that, “Every MacBook Pro with Retina display comes with 8GB of 1600MHz memory. Please note that the memory is built into the computer, so if you think you may need more memory in the future, it is important to upgrade at the time of purchase.”
The same goes for storage, configurable from 256GB to 512GB, and up to a maximum 768GB.
“Your MacBook Pro comes standard with 256GB or 512GB of flash storage. Please note that the flash storage is built into the computer, so if you think you may need more storage capacity in the future, it is important to upgrade at the time of purchase,” says the Mac maker.
Another build-to-order option includes the Apple USB SuperDrive.
“Compact and convenient, the external Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your MacBook Pro with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install new software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.”
Customers can also secure an Apple Thunderbolt Display and they can opt to configure their MacBook Pro with a number of keyboard language options along with the language of the included user documentation.