Apple got a lot of attention for its Retina high resolution displays that were first used in the MacBook Pro notebook models in June 2012. Today, Apple announced a refresh of the MacBook Pros with that display, with upgraded hardware inside combined with a lower price point.
Apple's press release announced that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Retina display will have a starting price point of $1,499 with a 128 GB SSD. The price goes up to $1,699 for people who want a faster 2.6 GHz processor and a 256 GB SSD. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now comes with a 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, with an option for an even faster 2.7 GHz processor and 16 GB of RAM.
In addition to the hardware and price changes for the Retina-based MacBook Pros, Apple has also announced a price cut for the 13-inch MacBook Air notebook. The 256 GB SSD version now has a starting price of $1,399.
A few weeks ago, Apple noted that sales of its Mac PCs came in at 4.1 million units for the fourth quarter of 2012, which was down from the 5.2 million Macs Apple sold in the same period a year ago.
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