Apple Unveils Sleeker Haswell-based MacBook Pros With 8 Hour Battery Life

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Apple announced its new MacBook Pros yesterday, along with several other products including a new generation of iPads and the latest MacBook Pro. Apple fans have been waiting for the company to refresh its laptop line for a long time now. Even though the Cuprtino based company introduced a new line of MacBook Air devices in June 2013, it has refrained from refreshing the MacBook pro line up until now.

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Apple Unveils Sleeker Haswell-based MacBook Pros With 8 Hour Battery L

The new MacBook Pros come in two variants: a 13 inch model and a 15 inch model. Both of the new laptops use retina displays and feature lighter and thinner bodies. They also feature Intel's latest Haswell architecture, meaning that you can expect some seriously long battery life, say about 9 hours. Apple also added that the new models have Wi-Fi that's three times as fast, since they house 802.11ac support. Another noteworthy mention is that they come with 2 Thunder bolt ports each.

Starting with the 13inch variant, it is weighs only 1.5 kilos and is 0.71 inches thin. Under the hood, it features a 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and an Intel Iris graphics chip. In the US, it can be bought for $1,299 (Rs. 80,000 aprox).

The 15inch variant uses the brand new Crystalwell processor along with an Iris Pro graphics chip. It comes with 2.0GHz quad core i7, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and the Iris Pro graphics integrated chip. However, users can opt for a dedicated GeForce 750M if they want more graphical goodness. It can be picked up starting at $1,999 (Rs.1,20,000 aprox) in the US.

There is no word on availability in India yet, but given that Apple brought the Haswell based MacBook Air notebooks to domestic markets soon after their International launch, Gizbot expects that Indian stores will start offering the products very soon.

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