Apple’s annual event has just started, and we already have some big news. All Macs have been upgraded to offer Ivy Bridge processors and can have up to 8GB of memory. Apparently this jump in technology will allow Macs to run 16 times faster than they do now. Pretty impressive if that’s true.
The MacBook Air also saw a price reduction and is now $999. Still a good sum of money, but if you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a Mac because of the price, this will likely pull you into buying one.
Apple also revealed a brand new 15-inch MacBook Pro that has a Retina Display, the screens that have become widely popular from their other devices such as IPads. Not only does this improve the image, it also reduces glare and reflection, making for a better viewing experience. This laptop has a quad-core Intel i7 processor and uses Nvidia’s Kepler graphics chip. Even with all this power-sucking gear, it will still pull around 7 hours of battery life.
Here is some more technical data, thanks to ComputerWorld.com:
– Available in 11-inch and 13-inch designs this model features Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors.
– Intel HD Graphics 4000 is up to 60 percent faster.
– 4GB of faster memory, configurable up to 8GB
– FaceTime HD camera delivers high-definition 720p.
– The 13-inch MacBook Pro models feature Intel Core i5 or Core i7 dual-core processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz.
– The 15-inch MacBook Pro hosts Intel Core i7 quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics.
– These Macs can be configured with a 1TB hard drive or SSDs up to 512GB.
– The 13-inch MacBook Air, and 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro deliver up to 7 hours of wireless battery life, and the 11-inch MacBook Air delivers up to 5 hours.
– Starting today, customers who purchase a Mac are eligible for a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion when it ships.