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iPredict a MacBook Pro Retina revamp...

Apple has this morning revealed a host of new updates to the company's MacBook Pro, including a revamped Retina display with fourth generation Intel Core processors.

Coupled with the latest graphics, longer battery life, faster flash storage and next generation Wi-Fi, the tech giant believes they now lear the pro notebook market as a result.

Starting at a new lower recommended retail price of NZ$1,999, the updated MacBook Pro features a HD display, a thin and light design, and the free download of both iWork and iLife with every purchase.

“We’ve made the world’s best pro notebook even better by adding more performance and even longer battery life,” says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“MacBook Pro with Retina display continues to redefine the pro notebook.”

At 1.8 centimetres thin, the updated 13-inch device features fourth generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz.

New integrated Intel Iris graphics also deliver up to 90 percent faster performance than the previous generation MacBook Pro with Retina display, with the 13-inch model configured with faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display however features fourth generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz.

The 15-inch model includes Intel Iris Pro graphics for levels of integrated graphics performance, or Iris Pro and GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics with 2GB of video memory, allowing the device to be configured with faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8 GHz.

Battery life

Speaking at the company's event in San Francisco this morning, Schiller claims the 13-inch model delivers up to nine hours of battery life, two hours more than the previous generation, and up to nine hours of iTunes movie playback.

The 15-inch version on the other hand delivers up to eight hours of battery life, one hour more than the previous generation, and up to eight hours of iTunes movie playback.

Pricing & Availability

MacBook Pro with Retina display is available today through the Apple Online Store and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available with a 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.9 GHz, 4GB of memory, 128GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris graphics starting at recommended retail price NZD$1,999 inc. GST; and with a 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.9 GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris graphics starting at recommended retail price NZD$2,299 inc. GST; and with a 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris graphics starting at recommended retail price NZD$2,799 inc. GST. Configure-to-order options include faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 1TB.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is available with a 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and Intel Iris Pro graphics starting at recommended retail price NZD$3,049 inc. GST; and with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz, 16GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris Pro and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics starting at recommended retail price NZD$3,999 inc. GST. Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8 GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 1TB.

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