Apple Retina MacBook Pro Updated

Apple 15" Retina Macbook Pro 2013Apple has just released the latest update to their line of Retina Macbook Pro’s. The new laptops feature the new Haswell Processors, improved battery life, and flash storage. The 13-inch is now thinner than the previous generation, however the 15-inch has retained the same form-factor.

From Apple:

Apple today updated it’s range of MacBook Pro laptops with Retina display with fourth generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics chips, longer battery life, faster flash storage and next generation Wi-Fi. The updated 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display features a thinner and lighter design. Apple today also announced that both iWork and iLife will be included free of charge with any new Mac purchase (includes Pages, Numbers and Keynote).

At 0.71-inches thin, the updated MacBook Pro with Retina display delivers unbelievable performance in an incredibly portable design. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features fourth generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz. New integrated Intel Iris graphics deliver up to 90 percent faster performance than the previous generation MacBook Pro with Retina display. 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.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features fourth generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz. The 15-inch model includes Intel Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance, or Iris Pro and GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics with 2GB of video memory for the ultimate in performance. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display can be configured with faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8 GHz.

Apple 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2013The updated MacBook Pro with Retina display features incredible pixel-pushing power while still delivering amazing battery life. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display delivers up to nine hours of battery life, two hours more than the previous generation, and up to nine hours of iTunes® movie playback. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display delivers up to eight hours of battery life, one hour more than the previous generation.

MacBook Pro with Retina display now features PCIe-based flash storage with up to 60 percent faster read speeds than the previous generation. Next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi delivers wireless performance that is up to three times faster when connected to an 802.11ac base station. Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports deliver up to 20Gbps of bandwidth to each external device, allowing users to connect to multiple displays and high performance devices, and an HDMI port offers quick connectivity to HDTVs and projectors.

The updated MacBook Pro with Retina display ships with OS X Mavericks. Mavericks is the 10th major release of the world’s most advanced operating system and is available for free from the Mac App Store℠. In addition to more than 200 new features, Mavericks introduces core technologies designed specifically for portables to boost performance and improve the battery life of your Mac. Compressed Memory in OS X Mavericks automatically shrinks inactive data in memory to keep your Mac fast and responsive.

Continuing Apple’s commitment to energy efficiency and the environment, MacBook Pro with Retina display meets stringent Energy Star 6.0 requirements and achieves an EPEAT Gold rating. MacBook Pro with Retina display features LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. MacBook Pro with Retina display includes PVC-free components and cables, and uses highly recyclable materials and material-efficient packaging designs.