Faster Intel Core i processors, more storage capacity, same price
As speculated, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro lineup with faster processors and bigger hard drives. However, the company made no announcement whatsoever and didn’t even take down its online store to place the new entries.While Apple generally puts up the yellow sticky sign to warn that something’s ‘in store’ for Apple customers worldwide, the company decided it was not necessary to do so this time around.
Nor did the Mac maker give anyone the heads up via their PR section, despite generally doing so each time such upgrades have taken place in the past.
But regardless of Apple’s reasons for secrecy, the new MacBook Pros are here, and they’re fully loaded with higher clocked processors, and more storage capacity.
The base 13-inch model now ships with a 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB storage for $1,199 (or around 865 EUR). For $300 more, you can get 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, 4GB RAM, and 750GB storage for the same 13-inch configuration.
The 15-inch model arrives packs a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 4GB memory, 500GB storage and AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics with 512MB GDDR5. This one goes for $1,799 (around 1,298 EUR) and there’s also a model for $2,199, which comes with 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 and 750GB storage.
Finally, the 17-inch MacBook Pro comes with a 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU as standard, 4GB memory, 750GB storage capacity, and Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5.
For the 15-inch version, there’s a build-to-order option with 2.5 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, 750 GB hard drive (7200 RPM), and for the 17-incher you can get 2.5 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, and a 750 GB hard drive (7200 RPM).