Apple has refreshed the MacBook Pro with Retina Display range with new processors and more available RAM. The update is not the first in 2014 to simply update the lineup, instead of giving visual upgrades to the machines.
The new 13-inch and 15-inch models both got upgrades internally. The 15-inch will receive a new 2.2GHz Intel Core i5 chip and the upgraded version goes up to 2.5GHz. Turbo Boost speeds manage to hit 3.4GHz and 3.7GHz, respectively.
The 15-inch models will receive 16GB of RAM as well, up from 8GB last year. This is another large upgrade in the specs department, especially for graphics, animation and programmers, who need that extra memory space when working.
Apple has added the NVIDIA GeForce 750M as the new GPU for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display range. This is a decent graphical processor, sad to see it is the mobile version, but it still gives a good amount of graphical performance.
The 13-inch model offers 2.4GHz Intel processor at start, with Turbo Boost speeds going up to 3.6GHz. Other specifications remain the same, storage remains at 1TB for the MacBook Pro, decent enough for most users.
Another change to the MacBook Pro with Retina Display range is the price, Apple has decided to drop it by $100 for all units. This is great for anyone who wants to buy a MacBook Pro and appears to be a trend happening on all Apple products.
It is a bit of a shame to see small upgrades on the MacBook Pro lineup, instead of some real change to the design. We have heard some things will change on the MacBook this year, perhaps Apple is currently only working on the MacBook Air.