Apple today announced that it is dropping the prices and boosting the specs of MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air laptops.
The 128GB version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499, which is a $200 drop from before. The 256GB version now costs $1,699, a $300 cut from before. The processor speed for the latter of those two will now clock in at 2.6 GHz, up from the previous 2.5 GHz.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models are getting upgraded too. The base version’s i7 processor has now gone from 2.3 GHz to 2.4 GHz, while the premium version now sports a 2.7 GHz i7 chip, up from 2.6 GHz. The premium version is also doubling up on RAM, now at 16GB instead of the previous 8GB. Those will still cost $2,199 and $2,799, respectively.
Finally, the MacBook Air is seeing a price cut as well. The high-end, 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of storage will now check in at $1,399 instead of the previous $1,499.
Are these major upgrades? For the most part, not really. These laptops will still be plenty expensive to many consumers. But cheaper is cheaper, and nobody can argue with better hardware, right?