Friday, 15 November 2013

Apple now shipping Retina Macbook-Pros with Inte's Haswell processor
After the Macbook Air, the Retina Macbook Pro also gets updated with the new Haswell architecture. The 15" looks the same as the previous one. The 13" got a bit thinner, uses a Sandisk SSD while the 15" uses the faster Samsung SSDs. Both receive Thunderbolt 2 which is twice as fast as the previous version and can also be used as a very fast network interface. The battery is slightly smaller but running time remains the same (9 hours for the Macbook Pro 13 inch) thanks in part to the reduced clock speed and the power saving Haswell chip. Performance is in par with previous generation Macbook Pros. The price has also been slightly reduced.

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