Apple MacBook Pro Update

Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro with Retina line today, offering up a boost to the processor, double the memory in the entry-level models. Oh yeah, and they’re also offering cheaper 15-inch MacBook Pros with faster processors, and double the RAM.

From the press release:

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz and 8GB of memory, up from 4GB in the entry-level notebook… The 15-inch model features faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, 16GB of memory, up from 8GB in the entry-level notebook, and can be configured with quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz

There isn’t much to say, Apple’s press release has most of the details. Prices are coming down across the board for MacBooks (and iMacs). Dollar for dollar, there’s no reason to not consider buying an Apple computer for your next PC. I know I’m preaching to the choir, but that “Apple Tax” we’ve heard about for years — despite being overblown at the time — has vanished, unless you’re buying a piece of crap plastic machine.