Apple Introduces Lighter, Faster, and Cheaper MacBook Pro

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Apple did more than unveil new iPads and a Mac Pro at its event today, it also added updates to the lineup of MacBook Pro notebooks.

Macbook Pro 15-inchThe 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is now lighter, faster, and cheaper. It weighs around 3.5 pounds and measures just .71 inches thick, with an advertised battery life of up to 9 hours. With flash-based storage and an 802.11ac Wi-Fi, users should be able to both compute and network faster. Apple dropped the starting price of the 13-inch MacBook Pro to $1,299 (down from $1,499) for a unit with a 2.5GHz dual-core Core i5 processor, an Intel Iris graphics chip, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display received similar updates to its processor and graphics cards. The entry level model starts at $1,999 (down from $2,199) and includes a 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Pro graphics chip, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models will run the new OS X Mavericks and will start shipping today.


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