At Apple’s event in San Francisco today senior vice president Phil Schiller revealed the new, refreshed lineup of MacBook Pro’s. Both the 13 and 15-inch Retina models will be getting an upgrade.
Along with OS X Mavericks which was announced a little earlier both models will be joining the MacBook Air and iMac’s with Intel’s Haswell chip. They’re also thinner and lighter with the 13-inch model weighing in at 3.46 pounds and is 0.71 inches thinner.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro will also contain Iris graphics, and will be up to 90 percent faster according to Schiller with Intel’s chip being clocked at 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Battery life has been improved too and will play iTunes movies for up to 9 hours. The new MacBook Pro will be priced at $1,299, that’s $200 cheaper than the last model. It’ll be shipping today too.
The 15-inch version will contain the Intel Crystalwell chip (2.0 GHz quad core i7) with Iris Pro graphics or you can add a discreet NVIDIA GT 750M. It contains Up to 8 hours of battery life, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. It’ll be shipping today as well priced at $1,999 down from $2,199.
Apple mentioned nothing about the line of MacBook’s without Retina displays so we’re presuming they’re letting them go stale a the back of the cupboard, to be forgotten about.