MacBook Pro range quietly upgraded

Processors, graphics, HDDs boosted

The latest Apple Macbook Pro

The latest Apple Macbook Pro

Apple has quietly upgraded the processor, hard disk and graphics capabilities of the MacBook Pro range.

The entry-level 13in, $1399 model now comes with a 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and a 500GB hard drive, up from a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and a 320GB hard disk.

The $1698 13in model has a 2.8GHz i7 processor, up from a 2.7GHz model and sees its hard disk boosted from 500GB to 750GB.

The $2099 and $2499 15in models now have 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz quad-core i7 processors respectively, up from 2GHz and 2.2GHz Core i7 chips.

The 256MB AMD Radeon HD 6490M discrete graphics processor in the $2099 model has been replaced by a 512MB AMD Radeon HD 6750M. The $2499 model now has a 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6770M instead of a 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6750M. Hard disk sizes remain the same for both 15in models.

The 17in model now has the same specification as the $2499 15in model and retains its price tag of $2899.

All models are in stock now and come with free delivery.

The spec boost to the MacBook Pro line was expected, though it was thought that the changes wouldn't happen until November.

Local pricing added by PC World Australia

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags AppleintelMachardware systemsmac laptopslaptops

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ben Camm-Jones

Macworld U.K.
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?