Apple quietly upgrades the MacBook Pro line

first_imgUsually Apple updating one of its line of products comes with a mass of media attention, a keynote, and people scrambling to order the new device. That’s not the case with Apple’s latest product refresh, which seems to have been rolled out quietly earlier today or late last night.If you visit the Apple Store you may notice the MacBook Pro options looking slightly different. That’s because Apple has upgraded the internals of each model with new processors, graphics cards, and storage options.First up, even though the internals have been upgraded, the price of each model has stayed the same. Whether you see that as a plus depends on how expensive you think Apple products are to begin with, but at least they haven’t become even more so.The MacBook Pro 13-inch model now has a 2.4GHz Core i5 or a 2.8GHz Core i7 processor, both of which are dual-core chips. The standard hard drive options have also been increased to 500GB and 750GB respectively. So more speed and more storage for the smallest Pro.The 15-inch model now has 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz quad-Core i7 options, plus the 2.4GHz option ships with an AMD Radeon HD 6770M and 1GB RAM. The 17-inch model also sports the 2.4GHz quad-core i7 and 6770M GPU.Of course, you can upgrade each of those laptops to suit your needs, but then it will obviously cost you even more. Prices start at $1,199 as it is, going up to $2,499 for the base 17-inch model. Adding more memory and an SSD can easily take that past $3,000.At those prices you may be drawn to something cheaper, maybe the MacBook Air? I’m sure Apple won’t mind which you buy.More at Apple, via This is my nextlast_img read more