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Apple Announces Updated Retina MacBook Pros with Free iWork and iLife, Starting at $1,299

Oct 23 2013, 5:14am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Apple Announces Updated Retina MacBook Pros with Free iWork and iLife, Starting at $1,299
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Apple updates MacBook Pro with Retina display, 4th generation Intel Core processors, latest Intel Iris graphics, longer battery life, faster flash storage, next generation Wi-Fi and more. The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display are now available at starting prices of $1,299 and $1,999 respectively.

Apple's much awaited new iPad event was held yesterday. Alongside the launch of new thinner and lighter iPad Air and iPad mini Retina display, Apple also updates its MacBook Pro models. Apple has left the previous 15-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro version while 13-inch will still remain in MacBook line-up. 

Apple has launched 2 all new thinner versions of 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display having latest fourth generation quad-core Intel Core i processors. Both portable models are just 0.71-inches thin. Both these models are having latest graphics, longer battery life, 60 percent faster PCIe-based flash storage, next generation Wi-Fi, dual Thunderbolt 2 ports and a HDMI port. 

Both models will ship with the latest Apple operating system of OS X Mavericks. Apple is also offering free iWork and iLife with the purchase of every new MacBook Pro which is now available to purchase at starting price of $1,299.

Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Philip Schiller said, “We’ve made the world’s best pro notebook even better by adding more performance and even longer battery life. MacBook Pro with Retina display continues to redefine the pro notebook.”

The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display comes with 4th generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processors and 90 percent faster Intel Iris graphics and up to nine hours of battery life. The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will come with three different memory sizes of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. 

The 128GB variant of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is now available to purchase at $1,299. Its specs include 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.9 GHz, 4GB of memory, 128GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris graphics.

The 256GB variant of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is now available to purchase at $1,499. Its specs include a 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.9 GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris graphics.

The 512GB variant of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is now available to purchase at $1,799. Its specs include a a 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris graphics.

Apple is also offering configure-to-order options for this entry-level model. The 13-inch model can be configured with faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 1TB.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display comes in 2 different memory sizes with up to eight hours of battery life. The 256GB 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is now available at $1,999. Its specs include a 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and Intel Iris Pro graphics.

The 512GB 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is now available at $2,599. Its specs include a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz, 16GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris Pro and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics with 2GB of video memory for the ultimate in performance. 

The configure-to-order options for 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro include faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8 GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 1TB.

Both Retina MacBook Pro models are now available to purchase through select Apple authorized dealers, Apple Online Store and Apple’s retail stores.

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