Apple Updates MacBook Pro Retina Models

MacBook Pro Retina 2014

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro Retina line with new processors and more memory. The new models received faster versions of Intel Haswell processors and entry-level models had their RAM doubled.

All 13″ models now feature 8GB RAM in the standard configuration, while all 15″ models now start with 16GB RAM. Additionally, the high-end 15″ model is now priced $100 less for the standard configuration at $2499.

The 13″ model can be configured with up to a quad-core 3.0GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, while the 15″ model can be configured with up to  a quad-core 2.8GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.0GHz.

Check out all the new models here at B&H Photo.

21.5″ iMac for $1179 – Deal Alert

21.5-inch iMac Entry-Level 2014

Apple announced a new entry-level iMac this week. As I noted in the coverage, however, the processor and graphic performance are quite the drop off from the next 21.5″ iMac model up in line, which retails for $1299.

B&H has that $1299 model for $1179 right now, which means you get a big bump in speed from the entry-level model for $80 more, instead of the retail bump of $200 between the models. Check it out while the deal lasts here at B&H Photo.

11.6″ MacBook Air for $799 – Deal Alert

MacBook Air 11.6-inch

With the recent release of new MacBook Air models, B&H is clearing out the past generation and has the entry-level MacBook Air for $799 (reg. $999). Of course, the new entry-level model is only $849 (thanks to a $100 price drop on the MSRP when Apple launched the new models and B&H’s sale prices).

I actually have the model that is one year older than this model on clearance and have been very happy with its performance. I generally use it for travel and run Lightroom on it with no problems. Check it out here at B&H Photo.