At last some say. We are glad to say if you are a fan of Apple there is plenty to talk about though its all about Apple Notebooks…The summary … revised specs on Air and MacBook Pro ; though fewer options, a new model MacBook Pro with a Retina quality display in a new lighterweight chassis. Slight CPU increases for the Mac Pro, Cancellation of the 17” MacBook Pro.
The major announcement was the update to the company’s MacBook Pro family with an additional model of a lightweight Pro with a Retina display for the first time. Is it a big MacBook Air ? . The range is now the high end line for Apple (and replaces the 17” model) the MacBook Pro with
Retina Display, as the model is known; features a 15” display with a resolution of 2880×1800, meaning a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch (PPI.) Although not as high as the pixel density of the iPhone 4s, it’s a new leap for a laptop. In addition the thickness of the device has reduced by 25 per cent over the current MacBook Pro, starting at £16.20 + VAT per week on a three years flexible lease. Though there is no DVD drive, or Ethernet and storage is only via expensive Flash options. We expect to see stock within the next week; they’ll be on a first come first served basis as we expect them to be very popular.
In addition to new model, two new revised MacBook Pros were launched, a 13” and a 15”. Upgraded to feature Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors and the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M mobile graphics in the 15” model. The MacBook Pro 17in is being discontinued and will not be replaced once stocks of the existing model have been deleted. The good news is the price has stayed around the same with the 15” being available at £13.40 + VAT per week on lease including three years warranty .
Apple’s Mac Pro was also upped last night but wasn’t even mentioned at the Apple conference as its was eagerly anticipated but quite deflating. Processor has been upgraded to Intel’s latest Xeons offering Quad, Six or Twelve core Options. Prices stay the same with the quad core starting at £17.80 + VAT per week on a HardSoft Lease finance package. Buried in the detail also is that the RAID card option has disappeared as well ? For the Mac Pro’s first change in over two years it’s a bit of a disappointment. Especially the lack of Thunderbolt; but with no new iMacs announced desktop users are still in the same quandary as before…new iMac or old Mac Pro?.
HardSoft are an Apple Authorised reseller with a head office near Stansted Airport and a retail store in Shoreditch, East London. Franchise branches are throughout the UK. Established for 25 years the leasing available to business users is flexible finance and all include three years warranty. Retina Macs come with a Loan Mac should yours ever need repairing