Apple has quietly updated its entire Retina MacBook Pro line of laptops with faster processors and more memory, while leaving the prices mostly the same as before.
The most powerful 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display costs $1,799 and offers a 2.8GHz, dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 512GB of storage.
The other two 13-inch Retinas now both have a 2.6GHz i5 processor and 8GB of memory, with the difference between them being storage memory: 128GB and 256GB, respectively. The pricing for these two models is the same as before: $1,299 and $1,499.
On the 15-inch front, two models are offered: one with 2.2GHz, quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory (up from 8GB) and 256GB of storage, and the other with a 2.5GHz i7 processor, 16GB of memory, 512GB of storage and an Nvidia GeForce GT 750M discrete graphic chip.
The more affordable model goes for $1,999 — same as before — while the top Retina model is now $2,499 — a $100 decrease from the previous one.
All of the new Retinas are now available (and shipping within 24 hours) at Apple’s online store.
The upgrade will help Apple’s top laptops handle the hardware demands of the new OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which is expected to be released in the fall.