Retina MacBook Pros get fourth-gen Intel chip; price drop

Summary:Apple upgraded its high-end Retina MacBooks today with the latest Intel processor technology and a $200 price drop.

Retina MacBook Pros get fourth-gen Intel chip; price drop - Jason O'Grady

At its fall event in San Francisco today Apple announced a speed bump to the top-of-the-line MacBook Pro line of professional notebooks. The new (Late 2013) Retina MacBook Pros get the following features:

13-inch

  • Fourth generation Intel core processors (Haswell)
  • Intel Iris graphics (90 percent faster)
  • Up to 9 hour battery life (iTunes video streaming)
  • PCIe flash drives (up to 1TB)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Thunderbolt 2
  • Starting at $1299 (formerly $1499)

15-inch

  • Fourth generation Intel core processor (Crystal Well)
  • Intel Iris Pro graphics 
  • Up to 8 hour battery life (iTunes video streaming)
  • PCIe flash drives (up to 1TB)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Thunderbolt 2
  • Starting at $1999 (formerly $2199)

The main takeaway with the new MacBook Pro is the new Haswell and Crystal Well processors which increase battery run time and the new 2013 form-factor is thinner (0.71 inches) and lighter (3.46 pounds) than last year's model. The new MacBook Pros are available for immediate order and are available to ship within 24 hours. 

Topics: Apple, Hardware

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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