In what is essentially a surprise announcement from Apple, the company has slashed the prices of the Retina MacBook Pro range, along with the 13-inch MacBook Air (with the 256GB SSD). The Retina MacBook Pro will also get a processor line-up refresh.
Let us start with the MacBook Pro first. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display now starts at Rs. 99,900 (formerly Rs. 1,14,900). This has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. The slightly upgraded version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina will now cost Rs. 114,900, with a new 2.6 GHz processor which replaces the 2.5GHz processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB flash storage.
The entry level 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display now gets the faster Intel Core i7 2.4GHz quad-core processor with the 8GB of RAM remaining the same, while the top-of-the-line version gets the new Intel Core i7 2.7GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of RAM. The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with the 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor is priced at Rs. 1,52,900, while the version with the 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 is priced at Rs. 1,92,900.
The top of the line MacBook Air 13 with a 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and 256GB storage gets a price cut of Rs. 5,000, and is now available for Rs. 94,900 (formerly Rs. 99,900). Prices of the MacBook Air 13 128GB SSD version and the MacBook Air 11’s 64GB and 128GB SSD versions remain the same.
Note: All prices are inclusive of VAT