MacBook Airs, Pros Get Price Drops & CPU Bumps

Per Apple’s PR machine:

Apple® is making the MacBook Pro® with Retina® display faster and more affordable with updated processors and lower starting prices. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash, and $1,699 for a new 2.6 GHz processor and 256GB of flash. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook comes with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory. Apple today also announced that the 13-inch MacBook Air® with 256GB of flash has a new lower price of $1,399.

These lower price points are a big help to me, as I’m probably going to be getting a new Mac this year and I want one with a Retina display. My original plan was to save my pennies for the 15-inch Pro, but now I’ll likely get the 13. I don’t need monster graphics, and its 2560×1600 resolution beats the shit out of my current MacBook’s paltry 1280×800 display. From all angles, the 13-inch model looks like the perfect MacBook for my needs. Looking forward to getting one of these bad boys.

(via Federico Viticci)