Oct. 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM ET
Anyone who's been keeping a close eye on Apple's product upgrade cycle knows that the MacBook Pro line of laptops was due for some changes. And those changes came on Monday morning — in the form of some small spec bumps.
Without making a big hubbub about it, Apple has updated the MacBook Pro models listed in its online store to include improved processors, better graphics, and bigger hard drives.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro model now offers 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 and 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 dual-core processors (instead of 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 and 2.7 GHZ Intel Core i7) while the 15-inch MacBook Pro now has 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 and 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processors (instead of 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7 and 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7). The 17-inch model is up to a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor (instead of a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7).
Hard drive options have received a little bump as well, though only on the 13-inch MacBook Pro models which now offer 500 GB and 750 GB of internal storage (instead of 320 GB and 500 GB). In lieu of the upgaded storage, the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models have received improved graphics.
Prices on all models remain unchanged.
If you're struggling to keep all the spec tweaks straight in your head, don't worry! Federico Viticci of MacStories put together a handy dandy comparison chart which should help you stay on top of things:
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