Earlier today in Cupertino, Apple held its yearly keynote ringing in their new line of products including a FREE version of OSX Mavericks, a new iPad and iPad Mini with a retina display, but one announcement today in particular was not something we’d expect from Apple. Their MacBook Pro line lauded for its style and performance was treated to a price drop of $200 for the 13-inch and 15-inch Retina models. Each newer Retina MacBook models will have a 4th generation Intel Haswell chip included which is a key component in the newer models especially when adding longer battery life and a new Thunderbolt 2 ports for faster transfer speeds. The new Thunderbolt ports will expand the ability to connect multiple displays, storage devices and other accessories to the new MacBook Pro. Along with all this, the new MacBooks will include the new OSX Mavericks bundled with the package.

The 13-inch will still start out at a 128 GB storage, 4 GB of RAM, a 2.4GHz dual-core Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) and  faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi capability, for only $1299. Buyers will be able to get the PCIe flash for improved performance.


The 15-inch MacBook, on the other hand will come in the same design and overall weight as its 13 inch counter part, but consumers will be treated to a lofty upgrade. The Intel 4th generation processor will bring better battery life to users as well as the new Intel Isis Pro graphics card which will help users do more without having to switch to the dedicated graphics processor that Apple claims to sliver 90% more power. The new 15 inch MacBook Pro will include a NVIDIA GPU. The 15-inch MacBook Pro will be in stores for $1999 for the base configuration.

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