Apple cuts prices on MacBook Pro Retina, boosts speed

Written by Russell Co. Posted in News, Notebooks

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Published on February 14, 2013 with No Comments

macbook-pro-retina-15If you’re looking to get a MacBook Pro with Retina, now would be good as Apple has cut prices and given it a slight speed boost.

The 13-inch model now starts at $1,499 (local price Php 69,990), a $200 price cut, while the higher-capacity 256GB version costs $1,699 (local Php 79,990), a $300 price cut. It’s also got a processor speed boost to 2.6GHz from the previous 2.5GHz. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina also gets a speed boost with the basic version bumped up to 2.4GHz from 2.3GHz, while the higher-end model gets bumped up to 2.7GHz from 2.6GHz as well as double the RAM at 16GB. Apple also cut the price of its 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB model to $1,399 (local Php 64,990), shaving off $100.

You may have noticed that the prices in the Philippine Apple Store are a bit more expensive, this is just because of the added tax. So if you’re looking to grab a MacBook Pro with Retina, looks like a good time now.