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Apple refreshes its MacBook Pro range

Apple announced that it is revamping its MacBook Pro lineup. The new 13” MacBook Pro is now thinner, and lighter, and of course is powered by fourth generation Intel Core (Haswell) processors. It also gets up to 9 hours battery life. Like the MacBook Air ultraportables that were updated earlier this year, the new 13” MacBook Pro gets 802.11ac, PCIe SSDs and Thunderbolt 2.

 
Apple is also dropping the price of entry for the 13” MacBook Pro from $1,499 to $1,299. That base configuration will get you a 2.4GHz quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel Iris integrated graphics, and a 128GB SSD.
 
The 15” MacBook Pro also features fourth generation Intel Core processors along with the hardware updates seen on its smaller brother. The 15” MacBook Pro is also available with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics card.
 
The base price has also dropped from $2,199 to $1,999. The base configuration comes with a 2GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, Iris Pro graphics, and a 256GB SSD.

 
Apple’s Phil Schiller also announced that the all-new Mac Pro will ship this December with a price tag of $2,999. That configuration will get you a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB of RAM, dual FirePro D300 GPUs and a 256GB SSD.
 
On a related note, Apple has announced that OS X 10.9, Mavericks, will be a free download for all Mac hardware that supports the operating system.


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RE: Trashcan
By lukarak on 10/23/2013 6:31:10 AM , Rating: 1
Oh isn't this funny. In the past, when comparing Mac Pros and comparable Dell workstations, Dell always had a pro graphics card, so Apple haters immediately touted that and said that the Mac Pro was not in fact cheaper.

Now that the new Mac Pro gets TWO pro cards as standard, now it even doesn't get mentioned, and the Mac Pro is a simple desktop machine :D

It would be hillarious if it weren't so transparent and pathetic.


RE: Trashcan
By augiem on 10/24/2013 8:36:09 PM , Rating: 2
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Now that the new Mac Pro gets TWO pro cards as standard, now it even doesn't get mentioned, and the Mac Pro is a simple desktop machine :D


Oh really? So it's my job to list every feature? Sorry dude, do some looking yourself. I also didn't mention USB/Thunderbolt ports, power supplies, the cooling system, the custom case, and on and on. I'm not doing a point-by-point comparison. What I did mention was to point out that the system is not even realistically usable out of the box for that price. 256GB SSD???

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It would be hillarious if it weren't so transparent and pathetic.


You are pathetic, accusing people of blatant bias because they see something as a poor value, which is backed up by the figures. This has nothing to do with "hating". I'm sick of apologists of every flavor.


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