Apple updates MacBook Pro laptop line
CPU, storage boost for no extra money
Apple has upped the specs of its three MacBook Pro models while maintaining the previous models' prices.
Essentially, the upgrade involves bigger hard drives all round, plus faster CPUs, up either 100MHz or 200MHz, depending on model.
The 13in MBP has a choice of Core i5 or Core i7, while the 15in and 17in models are Core i7 machines through and through.
The larger two lines also gain upgrades to the discrete AMD Radeon HD graphics chips they contain: they now gain the 6750M or the 6770M, depending on model.
Prices run from £999/$1199 for the base 13in MBP - 2.4GHz Core i5; 4GB 1333MHz DDR 3; 500GB, 5400rpm HDD; Intel HD 3000 graphics - to £2099/$2499 for the top-end 17-incher - 2.4GHz Core i7; 4GB 1333MHz DDR 3; 750GB, 5400rpm HDD; AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics with 1GB GDDR 5.
The Apple website shows all the models are in stock and ready for delivery. ®
Apple only sell it with 8GB it can support 16GB, Other world computing sell the memory.
So? The article simply presents this news as news.
Until I read it I only heard the rumours the other day the MBPro was being updated so it served it's purpose: Tech News.
And no I have no intention of buying one and own no Apple products.
Well Apple would have swopped, but as purchased through work (edu) I have to try and get our supplier to do the swop.
On the plus side I did get some itunes vouchers as an apology for the wasted time following up with Apple.
Impressed with the customer service non the less
Re: Thanks Apple....
Depends where you bought it. A friend of mine managed to get an iMac exchanged at John Lewis after the line got a refresh, shortly after purchase.
Get your ass into an apple store fast, or ring them, i know plenty of people in a similar boat who have had a direct swap, i think the cut off is 30 days or suchlike.