Apple has released five new versions of its MacBook Pro with Retina display laptops, boosting both the memory and processing power ahead of the launch of its newest Mac OS X platform Yosemite.
Apple updated its website to list the new models, which are available in either 13in or 15in display sizes with prices ranging from £999 to £1,999. It has also lopped £100 off its lowest Mac Pro, without the Retina display, to now retail for £899.
Two of the three new 13in models now boast a 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, while the previous models had a 2.5GHz processor. The top-end device has a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor.
As regards storage, the 13in MacBook Pro models come in either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB options. The 512GB model is configurable to 1TB of flash storage. Prices are £999, £1,999 or £1,399 respectively.
Meanwhile, the two new 15in models both come with 16GB of memory but offer different processor and storage options. The cheaper of the two models has a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and 256GB of storage and costs £1,599. The storage is configurable to 512GB or 1TB flash storage.
The top-end model has a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 chip set and 512GB of storage and costs £1,999. This is also configurable to 1TB of flash storage.
Although the new models will come running Mavericks if purchased now, they will soon be able to upgrade to the new Yosemite release due later this year. The improved processor and memory options should make the devices the best available to power the new platform.
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