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Apple Updates the MacBook Pro Retina Notebook Computers

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While the release of Mac OS X Yosemite isn't expected until the fall, Apple decided to update their MacBook Pro with Retina Display line in advance. With faster 4th-gen Haswell Intel Core processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch model, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display provides faster performance than its predecessors, but retains the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, high-resolution Retina Display, long battery life, and deep integration with Mac OS X.

"The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display features dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz and 8GB of memory, up from 4GB in the entry-level notebook."

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display features dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz and 8GB of memory, up from 4GB in the entry-level notebook. The 13-inch model can also be configured with faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.0 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz.

The top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a lower starting price. The 15-inch model features faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, starts with 16GB of memory, up from 8GB in the entry-level notebook, and can be configured with quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.0 GHz.

While the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro didn't get the same upgrades as its Retina Display counterparts, it did receive a lower starting price to compensate. Of course, iLife and iWork come free with each new purchase of a Mac. iLife contains iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand while iWork has Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

A free upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite will be available this fall.

You can pre-order the new MacBook Pro with Retina display computers at this link.