Apple updates MacBook Pro line, leaves disc drive intact

For the second time this year, Apple has upgraded its MacBook Pro line, but the changes aren't all that significant.

For the second time this year, Apple has upgraded its Macbook Pro. While not the biggest upgrades, the changes don't come with any increases in price, which is never a bad thing.

With the update come modest bumps to the MacBook Pro's graphics, speed, and storage options. Apple bumped up the processor of the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro to 2.4 GHz from 1.3GHz. Storage on the 13-inch also increased to 500GB from 320GB.

Other models have seen similarly minor increases in performance. The i7 processor on the 15-inch MacBook Pro now clocks at 2.2GHz instead of 2GHz. Apple also upgraded its graphics adapter to AMD's Radeon HD 6750M card.

The 17-inch model also saw a few upgrades, moving from a 2.2GHz processor to a 2.4GHz processor, and getting a 1GB MD Radeon HD graphics card.

So Apple has, perhaps unsurprisingly, changed very little. That's a bummer for MacBook Air fans, many of whom have been awaiting Apple to take its Pro line into the disc drive-less future. It didn't happen today, but sooner or later it will.