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Today at Apple’s interview, company unveiled upgraded MacBook Pro models with retina displays. The new laptops sport the latest Intel processors based upon the Haswell architecture. Both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros got upgraded.
The 13-inch model is lighter (under 3.5 lbs), slimmer (.71 inch thick) and has a larger 9-hour battery. It’s actually integrated graphics and Thunderbolt 2 – the new Thunderbolt can help drive external retina screens. The flash-based storage is faster and this notebook comes with a brand-new Wi-Fi chip supporting the quicker 802.11 ac standard. The new 13-inch model starts at $1,299 rather of $1,499. For $1,299, you get a 2.5 GHz dual core i5, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and the Intel Iris graphics chip.
The 15-inch model includes a quad core processor and Intel Iris Pro graphics. There are different models with discrete graphics, but entry-level one will not get a dedicated AMD or Intel chip. It now costs $1,999 rather of $2,199. For this price, you get a 2.0 GHz quad core i7, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and Iris Pro graphics integrated chip. Not shipping a devoted graphics card is an action backward in some method, however it’ll certainly enhance battery life. We’ll have to wait for standards to see if Intel chip is enough for a wide range of tasks.
These 2 MacBook Pros deliver today. Phil Schiller did not say anything about the old MacBook Pro laptop computers with a DVD drive. These models will possibly be slowly phased out, but it’s unclear. Schiller kept saying ‘MacBook Pro’, like it was the only existing variation. For now, there’s something for sure – Apple isn’t putting any focus on its thick MacBook Pro.