Apple Updates MacBook Air And Regular MacBook Pros
And here you go, the wait is over. Confirmed updates from Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) are here. The updates will keep coming but we are sharing the first update with you.
As we reported earlier, Apple has finally updated the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro sans the rumored Retina Display as well.
These updated models keep their traditional MacBook Air (MBA) and MacBook Pro (MBP) designs, but feature beefed up internals including Ivy Bridge processors, USB 3.0, and improved graphics.
The updated MBA includes Ivy Bridge Processors with speeds up to 2.0GHz, and improved Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Sold State Drives (SSDs) that can reach up to 512GB of storage with up to 8GB of RAM. Starting prices for most basic offering are $999 and these prices extend up to $1099 for the fastest MBA. The 11-inch model features a display resolution of 1366 x 768, while the 13-inch model has a resolution of 1440 x 900.
Apple also introduced a new FaceTime HD camera. It dropped the price by $100 across all models. Unfortunately graphics solution are still integrated.
The updated MBP features Ivy Bridge i7 quad-core processors with speeds up to 2.7 GHz. You can pack up to 8GB of memory. New MBP also has improved Kepler GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics with up to 1GB of memory. New models of MBP also feature USB 3.0, 7 hours of battery life and are available now for $1,199 for the 13-inch model base. For dual-core i7, the price is $1,499. The 15-inch models start at $1,799 and $2,199 for the faster option.
If you do not wish to spend too much money for the Retina Display next generation models, these updates are of no significance if you have gone to buy a new laptop. The new models begin shipping yesterday. So you can check the Apple Store after the Keynote to order yours MacBook.