Apple refreshes Macbook Pro line-up with faster Intel Haswell processors, more RAM


Apple has released a new range of MacBook Pro laptops that sport the high-resolution Retina display, with faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299 that translates to approximately Rs 78,100. With the new updated series, Apple has also slashed the price of its older MacBook Pro models.

The new 13-inch updated model with a 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 128 GB of flash storage and 8GB of memory will be priced at $1599 (approximately Rs 96,100). The same model featuring 256GB of flash storage will cost $1849 (approximately Rs 1.1 lakh). The new model powered by a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 512GB of flash storage is priced at a whopping $2199 that amounts to approximately Rs 1.3 lakh.

Apple will allow users to configure MacBook Pros with up to 1TB of flash storage. All the units will go on sale in Australia starting tomorrow via Apple retail outlets and online, reports The Australian.

On the other hand, the older 13-inch Macbook Pro price has dropped by $100 and it now costs $1,099 (approximately Rs 66,000).  Apple has also lowered the price of its best-in-class 15-inch notebook. Previously priced at $3199, the Australian website has now updated the price to $2999 (approximately Rs 1.8 lakh). Other models maintain the same price, but have been updated.

For instance, the 15-inch model with a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage comes at a starting price of $2499. Similarly, the model with 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage and dual graphics cards starts at $2999.

After closing at $99.02 on Monday on the Nasdaq, Apple shares were up marginally in premarket trading on Tuesday.

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