Apple Announces Faster Processors, Lower Prices For Retina MacBook Pro, MacBook Air

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Apple has today announced that it has updated its 13- and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro to add faster processors and lower prices. The 13-inch model now starts at $1,499 with 128GB of flash storage, rising to $1,699 for a new 2.6GHz processor and 256GB of flash.

The 15-inch model now offers a faster 2.4GHz quad-core processor as standard, while the top-of-the-line model gets a new 2.7GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory.

Before today’s update, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro started at $1,699 for 128GB, and went up to $1,999 for 256GB of storage. So Apple has slashed $200 off the base model, and $300 off the high-end model. The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro hasn’t received any price cuts, but its new processors give you a little extra bang for your buck.

In addition to the Retina MacBook Pro updates, Apple has lowered the price of its 13-MacBook Air with 256GB of storage to $1,399.

The new machines are all available today with their new price tags from the Apple online store, Apple retail stores, and from Apple Authorized Resellers. Customers who purchased a Retina MacBook Pro within the last 14 days are able to exchange their purchase for one of the new models.

  • NateBevilacqua

    so basically the loyal apple customers who got theirs right when they came out are now stuck with only 8GB of ram and 2.6 processor and also that Glitch in the construction where the screen constantly flickers. I think apple needs to do a recall on these and offer the update only because this screen glitch is ridiculous!

  • Sigmma Seven

    I’d like Haswell!

  • imajoebob

    Since Apple charged an extra 200 bucks or so ETXRA premium for the 13″ Retina when compared to the 15″ model, this isn’t so much a price cut as it is a reality check. Why Apple thought people buying $1800 computers would only pay about 300 bucks more for retina, but buyers of $1200 models would pay 500 bucks more (for a smaller screen) has been a mystery to me.

  • zviivz

    Will wait for Haswell.

  • Panji Hadinugraha

    I don’t know if you guys realize this.. but there is no 2nd/top-of-the-line variant of the 15 Inch Non-Retina MacBook Pro on the website anymore. I wonder why..

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