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Apple Unveils Cheaper MacBook Pro Retina With Intel Haswell Processors, Slimmer Designs

15 inch rMBP with i7 Haswell done

TechCrunch

Today at Apple’s press conference, the company unveiled updated MacBook Pro models with retina displays. The new laptops sport the latest Intel processors based on the Haswell architecture. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros got updated.

The 13-inch model is lighter (under 3.5 lbs), slimmer (.71 inch thick) and has a bigger 9-hour battery. It has integrated graphics and Thunderbolt 2 — the new Thunderbolt could help drive external retina displays. The flash-based storage is faster and this laptop comes with a new Wi-Fi chip supporting the faster 802.11ac standard. The new 13-inch model starts at $1,299 instead of $1,499. For $1,299, you get a 2.5GHz dual core i5, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and the Intel Iris graphics chip.

The 15-inch model comes with a quad core processor and Intel Iris Pro graphics. There are separate models with discrete graphics, but the entry-level one won’t get…

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