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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro Retina display line, new processor more Power

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro Retina display line by adding new and improved processors and they have gone as far as to increase the RAM to 16GB on all 15-inche models.

Previously leaked through a Chinese crib sheet, the new range holds no bars on the spec. The top 13-inch model comes with a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, with “Turbo Boost” up to 3.3GHz. There’s 8GB of RAM, 512MB flash storage, plus Intel Iris graphics. Battery life is still quoted at nine hours, although whether this is the case with the new insides is yet to be seen.

The two other 13-inch models both feature 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processors, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz, 8GB of RAM, Iris graphics and the same batteries as the top version, but have 128GB and 256GB flash drives respectively.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models have also been updated. They both sport quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, running at either 2.2GHz or 2.5GHz depending on the price point, some serious power for a macbook.

The top of the line model has greater Turbo Boost capabilities (up to 3.7GHz over 3.4GHz), 512GB of flash storage over 256GB, and the addition of a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 memory on top of the traditional Intel Iris Pro graphics.

Prices start at £999 for the cheapest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display up to £1,999 for the top of the line 15-inch model.

Apple have now officially confirmed these specs, originally the refresh wasn’t expected until Q3 around the time we expect to hear about the iPhone 6. It’s likely the Chinese leak forced their hand slightly.

Expect to see a lot more apple news in the coming months with several new apple products on the horizon, maybe we will even see an iWatch oh the joy.

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