Apple Pumps Up Processor Power in New MacBook Pro With Retina Display Range

By Gerald Lynch on at

Following yesterday's leak, Apple has just pushed out revamped versions of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display range. It's mostly a processor spec bump across the board, though the 15-inch models do see an increase in installed memory at the entry level too.

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro range starts at £999, and offers 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and integrated Iris Graphics. The priciest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro costs £2,109 and is equipped with a 3.GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost to 3.5GHz), 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It too has integrated Iris graphics rather than a dedicated GPU chip.

As suggested yesterday, 16GB of RAM now comes as standard across the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro range. The 15-inch Retina models start at £1,599 with a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz), with a 256GB SSD and integrated Iris Pro Graphics. The top-tier configuration will set you back £2,549, and is equipped with a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4GHz), has a 1TB SSD and has an Nvidia GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR5 discrete graphics chip. [Apple]