As a report from yesterday had predicted, Apple has released an updated version of its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and a cheaper 27-inch Retina iMac.
Just like the updated 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro unveiled at Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event earlier this year, the updated 15-inch rMBP comes with Intel’s faster SSD storage with PCIe interface, better battery life and Force Touch trackpad. Unlike the 13-inch rMBP though, the 15-inch Retina MacBooks are still using Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processors.
The base 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro model now comes with a quad-core 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and up to 9 hours of battery life, with its price remaining the same at $1,999. The highest end 15-inch MacBook Pro — which costs $2,499 — comes with a faster 2.5GHz Core i7 processor, an AMD Radeon R9 M370X GPU with 2GB of memory and 512GB of storage space.
The new $1,999 27-inch Retina iMac comes with a quad-core 3.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and an AMD Radeon R9 M290 GPU with 2GB of video memory. The hard disk space remains the same at 1TB, though it is no longer a ‘hybrid’ Fusion drive, which will lead to a visible drop in performance.
The new Retina iMac as well as the new MacBook Pros are already available for purchase via Apple’s online store. They will also be available in Apple’s retail stores from 20th May.
Update: The price of the high-end Retina iMac has also been lowered to $2,299 by Apple.
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