MacBook Air and Pro are upgraded with Core i Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

7/12/2012 11:32:09 AM

Both MacBook Air and MacBook Pro mostly have no single change in their configurations but are equipped with absolutely more powerful chips and latest USB standard.

Besides the MacBook Pro models with Retina display screen stunning most of the audience at WWDC 2012, Apple upgraded the hardware configuration for its two current laptop models as usual. The new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air generation are not mentioned about the change in design, but a minor adjustment in the connectivity port.

Description: 13” and 15” MacBook Pro have no change in design

13” and 15” MacBook Pro have no change in design

Firstly, the new 15” and 13” MacBook Pro models are available with the most powerful processor option with Intel Core i7 at 2.7 GHz, 8GB RAM’s capacity and GeForce GT 650M graphics card which promise to enhance its processor capability into 60% more than its previous generation. The latest USB 3.0 port is also already integrated into these two models.

MacBook Pro with 13” version starts from $1,199 with the configuration including Core i5 at 2.5 GHz, RAM 4 GB, and 500 GB hard drive. If you’d like a Core i7 (2.9 GHz), RAM 8 GB and 750 GB hard drive, it will set you back at $1,499.

While the 15” version with traditional optical drive costs from $1,799 with Core i7 chipset running at 2,3 GHz, RAM 4 GB, Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics chipset and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M as well as 500 GB hard drive. Its selling price will be increased up to $2,199 with the equipment of Core i7 chipset at 2.6 GHz, RAM 8 GB and 750 GB hard drive.

Description: Configuration of the new 13” MacBook Air

Configuration of the new 13” MacBook Air

The MacBook Air model is also upgraded with the new processor of Core i7 chipset at 2 GHz, 720p FaceTime HD webcam. The 11” version is equipped with a display screen with resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels while the 13” one has larger resolution of 1,440 x 900 pixels. Both of them have the USB 3.0 and 8GB RAM memory and optional 512 GB SSD.

The 11” version starts from $999 for the configuration of 1.7 GHz chipset, RAM 4 GB and 64 GB SSD. The price will increase into $1,099 in case the SSD is 128 GB.

The 13” version costs you from 1,199 for the configuration of 1.8 GHz chipset, RAM 4 GB, 128 GB SSD and $1,499 for SSD replacement up to 256 GB.

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