Apple refreshes retina MacBook Pro, drops price


Prior to this upgrade the base version of the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display featured a 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch retina display, 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, and 128GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and it had a price tag of $1,299. For the same price this model now comes with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of memory.

The base version of the beefier 15.4-inch with Retina display model came with a 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch display, 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage, all of which would have set you back $1,999. Following the refresh this now comes with a 2.2GHz CPU and 16GB of RAM.

The price of the high-end MBPr has dropped from US$2,599 to US$2,499.

  • fucktards

    MBPr? You realize that pixels are a renewable resource, right? Are you so lazy that you couldn’t type out MacBook Pro?

    • rMBP is pretty common on the mac forums.

      • fucktards

        Sorry for setting the quality bar higher than “forum comments.”

  • dreyfus2

    From 2001 to 2012 I kept my PowerBooks / MacBook Pros 12-18 months max. and then passed them on to family members or, in the company, to other employees.

    I went for the top of the line Retina MBP in 2012, and it seems I will voluntarily stay on this machine for at least another year. Yeah, it only has a SATA SSD, not the PCIe stuff, it does not have the newest WLAN standards (but I won’t replace the older 4 Time Capsules and 8 airports in my two residences anytime soon), it does not have TB2… Other than that it is, even after 24 months, still a much better machine than what any competitor offers, and not even significantly behind the latest and greatest from Apple. Best and most forward looking laptop I bought in 2.5 decades.

    Unless they come out with a Retina or 4k iMac, this will be my cheapest Apple-year since 1983. No intention to replace the iPad Air, no intentions to get a bigger phone than the 5s, no intentions to replace my mechanical watch. Looks I will finally get me a new guitar amp this year… My workhorse Kitty Hawk from 1983 is starting to act up.