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Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air
Press release, March 10; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES

Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster flash and longer battery life. Apple also updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air with fifth-generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000, and Thunderbolt 2, and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air.

The new trackpad features built-in force sensors that allow users to click anywhere and haptic feedback that provides a responsive and uniform feel. Users can customize the feel of the trackpad by changing the amount of pressure needed to register each click. The Force Touch trackpad also enables a new gesture called Force Click, a click followed by a deeper press, for tasks like pulling up the definition of a word, quickly seeing a map or glancing at a preview of a file.

The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display also features fifth-generation Intel Core processors up to 3.1GHz, with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 3.4GHz, faster integrated Intel Iris Graphics 6100, and flash storage that is up to two times faster, with throughput up to 1.6GBps. In addition, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now delivers up to 10 hours of battery life and up to 12 hours of iTunes movie playback.

The updated 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature fifth-generation Intel Core processors up to 2.2GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2GHz, integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, and Thunderbolt 2, delivering up to 20Gbps of transmission speed, twice the bandwidth of the previous generation. The 13-inch MacBook Air also features faster flash storage that is up to two times faster than the previous generation.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is priced starting at US$1,299 with a 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage; US$1,499 with a 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage; and US$1,799 with a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 512GB of flash storage.

Configure-to-order options for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display include a faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processor up to 3.1GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 1TB.

The 11-inch MacBook Air comes with a 1.6GHz processor, 4GB of memory and is available with 128GB of flash storage starting at US$899, and 256GB of flash storage starting at US$1,099. The 13-inch MacBook Air comes with a 1.6GHz processor, 4GB of memory and is available with 128GB of flash storage starting at US$999, and 256GB of flash storage starting at US$1,199.

Configure-to-order options for the MacBook Airs include a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of memory and up to 512GB flash storage.

Apple MacBook Air notebook

Apple MacBook Air notebook
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Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook
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