Apple updates MacBook range and makes them cheaper to buy
The MacBook Pro with Retina and 13-inch MacBook Air got some mid-cycle improvements under the hood today, with a new 2.6GHz processor for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, new 2.4 and 2.7GHz processors for the 15-inch version, and 16GB of memory as a top-end spec on the larger Retina model.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display can now be picked up for £1,249 — £200 less than the original starting price of £1,449.
That means that the basic 13-inch Retina Pro, with 128GB of storage, can now be yours for £1,249 – or upgrade the Flash storage to 256GB and add the new, faster 2.9GHz processor for £1,569 all in.
The 15-inch now has a faster 2.4GHz processor at the entry-level configuration for £1,799 and gets a new 2.7GHz quad-core processor at the top end, with 16GB of memory instead of 8GB for £2,299.
The 13-inch MacBook Air keeps the same specs, including a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and a 256GB SSD, but gets a discount price of £1,199.
Fanboys and girls will no doubt appreciate the mid-cycle spec increases, but the more cynical of us will also note that this is well-timed to take some of the steam out of Microsoft’s Surface launch 😉