MacBook Pro RetinaApple refreshes MacBook Pro with minor speed upgrades

WRITTEN BY: Chris Ladenburger

July 29, 2014



Recent rumors about the refresh of Apple’s MacBook Pro line have been confirmed.  The Apple store has been updated, showing models with a minor boost in speed.  Interestingly, Apple made no announcement of the refresh during the WWDC keynote in June.

Both 15″ Retina MacBook Pros come standard with 16GB RAM and Intel Iris Pro graphics (2.5GHz model has dual graphics: Iris Pro and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M).  Prices remain the same other than a $100 reduction in the 15″ 2.5GHz model.

Prices (CTO configurations not shown):

15″ 2.2GHz Core i7 $1,999

15″ 2.5GHz Core i7 $2,499

13″ 2.6GHz Core i5 128GB Flash $1,299

13″ 2.6GHz Core i5 256GB Flash $1,499

13″ 2.8GHz Core i5 512GB Flash $1,799

Each model is offered in BTO/CTO configurations on the Apple online store.  Apple has also kept the non-Retina 13″ MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Core i5 and 2.9GHz Core i7 in stores ($1099 and $1249 respectively).  These remain the only non-Retina MacBook Pros available, other than refurbished late models.

MacBook Pro sales have been strong despite the shrinking PC market.  Sales are up 18% to 4.4 million units. Tim Cook state that the US was a very, very strong market for Mac sales in Q3.

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