The MacBook Pro with Retina and 13-inch MacBook Air got some mid-cycle improvements under the hood today, with a new 2.6GHz processor for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, new 2.4 and 2.7GHz processors for the 15-inch version, and 16GB of memory as a top-end spec on the larger Retina model.
When Apple introduced the Retina MacBook Pro and new MacBook Airs in June, it also quietly noted it would be withdrawing its computers from voluntary EPEAT environmental standards qualification. That provoked a minor customer furor, with some government agencies in particular saying they might not be able to continue sourcing notebooks from Apple, and the company promptly rejoined the program.
Apple already revealed the new Macbook family. This new 2010 edition, white polycarbonate Macbook has an impressive battery life that can stand for up to 10 hours in a single charge. Beside that, this new MacBook also gets many updated specifications like 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the latest nVidia GeForce 320M.
Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts (200MHz), and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB.
The day before the rumoured launch of Apple’s new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, new MacBook Airs, a new Mac Mini and a new MacBook comes newly lowered pricing for iOS and Mac OS apps, finally reflecting the Aussie dollars strength – while those in the UK find prices going higher!