Apple announces new MacBook Pros and the new US-made Mac Pro

As part of today's press event, Apple has announced two new versions of its MacBook Pro lineup of notebooks, both of which are available to purchase right now, as well as the new version of the Mac Pro desktop, which is launching in December and is being made in the US.

The new MacBook Pros will come in 13-inch and 15-inch versions, and both have Intel's fourth generation Core processors, code named Haswell, running things inside. The 13-inch version has up to nine hours of battery life with pricing that starts at $1,299. The 15-inch version has up to eight hours of battery life and will be priced starting at $1,999.

However, it was the new Mac Pro desktop that got most of the attention during the Mac part of the press event. The PC may have a starting price of $2,999 but this is a very high end rig inside its small size (9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches in diameter) It has Intel quad-core Xeon processors inside, AMD FirePro D300 GPUs, and support for up to 64GB DRAM and up to 1 TB of SSD storage. Apple also claims that it is highly energy efficient and is as quiet as an Mac Mini. All in all, this is a pretty impressive machine for professional workstation jobs.

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