Retina MacBook Pro Now Allows CPU and Storage Upgrades

After initially launching the Retina MacBook Pro with few customization options, Apple has now introduced the possibility of upgrading the stock model with a more powerful processor and bigger storage.

Apple has also worked on the software part, allowing customers to ask for a pre-loaded device with individual iWork applications already installed.Retina MackBook Pro

Those wishing to purchase a brand new MacBook Pro with a Retina display can now ask for a 2.6 GHz Intel i7 CPU instead of the regular 2.3 GHz by paying $100 more. The extension can be made even further, with a 2.7 GHz processor from the same family, but this upgrade will set the buyer back $350.

Apple also allows flash memory upgrades on the Retina Macbook Pro, but asks for $500 when doubling the Flash storage from 256GB to 512GB. A model integrating a drive with the total space of 768GB will be sold $1000 higher than the base version, a price accounted for by the SSD technology used by Apple.

Retina MacBook Pro machines could also be upgraded in the RAM section, by choosing to purchase a 16GB model instead of the “plain” 8GB. As a bonus, the shipping period has been cut-down by Apple to maximum seven days, instead of two weeks.

Via: TechRadar


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