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This article was published on July 29, 2014

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display laptops get faster processors, more memory as standard

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display laptops get faster processors, more memory as standard Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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With the release of OS X Yosemite fast-approaching, it’s hardly surprising that Apple has decided to give its MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup a quick refresh.

On the outside Apple’s laptops look exactly the same, but under-the-hood specs have been bumped up across the board. The 13-inch model starts at $1,299 and now comes with a 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of memory. An extra $200 will increase the flash storage from 128GB to 256GB, while a further $300 adds a beefier 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 chip into the mix.

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The entry-level 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display starts from $1,999 with a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 chip and 16GB of memory. The more expensive $2,499 model comes with a faster 2.5GHz chip and increases the internal flash-based storage from 256GB to 512GB.

MacBook Pro with Retina display [Apple]

Featured image credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images

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