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MacBooks just got better and cheaper

MacBooks just got better and cheaper
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Apple has updated its catalog of MacBook Pros with several great new features without any price bump. In fact, one of the company's best laptops will now cost you $100 less.

The update makes both the 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the MacBook Pro with Retina faster, while adding more memory, too!  Apple also dropped the price of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina with discrete graphics to $2,499.99. A discrete graphics card has its own RAM separate from the rest of the computer, which improves video and graphics capabilities.

Just in time for going back to school, there are three updated 13-inch models, and two refreshed 15-inch models. All feature Intel's newest i5 and i7 Haswell processors. The cheapest 13-inch model now features a 2.6 Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of memory (up from a 2.4GHz Core i5 chip and 4GB of memory). The entry-level 15-incher gets 16GB of memory and a 2.2GHz i7 processor (up from 8GB and 2.0GHz).

All of the other MacBook Pro models will hold steady at current prices. But, if you are looking for a cheaper computer, the MacBook Air is a solid option, and Apple recently dropped its price as well.

Not sure which Apple computer is right for you? Check out my handy buyers guide to learn more about each model. A Mac might not be the best choice for you. Click here to read my PC laptop buying guide to help you make the right decision.

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