Apple MacBook Pros get faster processors, lower prices

Apple has refreshed its range of Retina MacBook Pro laptops with better specifications. Prices, too, have been reduced by $100 for most models.

The entry-level 13-inch version now has 8GB of memory, up from 4GB. The processor has been bumped up from 2.4GHz to 2.6GHz. Buyers can choose to upgrade the base 128GB flash storage to 1TB. Prices now start from $1,688.

As for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, it now comes with 16GB of memory and a 2.2GHz processor. The highest-end model, with a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, now costs $200 less than before. You can check out the full specs and prices at the Apple Singapore store.

While minor, these upgrades should enhance the user experience for the next version of Apple's Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite. In beta testing now, Yosemite is expected to be released later this year.

This article was first published on July 30, 2014.
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