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Apple could be upgrading the MacBook Pro lineup tomorrow




Good news, fellow laptop connoisseurs. If you’re looking to get your hand on a MacBook Pro but have been feeling a little lukewarm about purchasing a 13″ or 15″ Retina model given that they haven’t been upgraded for a whopping 279 days, your wait is finally over – maybe. According to both sources at Apple Retail Stores as well as a Chinese Apple rumor site MacG.co, Apple will finally be updating both their 13-inch and their 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros tomorrow, stuffing a faster processor and more RAM into the familiar chassis.mbp_retina_late_2014_chart-800x600

According to the rumors, the low-end 15-inch model will be getting a boost to a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with a standard of 16GB of RAM, while two higher end 15″ MacBook Pro models will also be getting processor boosts of 200 MHz each.

If that doesn’t sound like much, that’s because it’s not; Apple is likely using this as a stopgap solution to bring some fresh air into the lineup as they await for Intel to ready the real next course meal, the company’s Intel “Broadwell” processor family. Broadwell represents a significant architectural improvement over the company’s current “Haswell” based offerings, however Intel has delayed release of those particular chips for quite some time now, seriously limiting what Apple’s able to provide with an updated MacBook Pro.

At the end of the day, if you’re waiting for a real update – this might not be enough for you. But if you’re happy with some extra RAM and a little bit of extra wiggle room in terms of raw processing power, the MacBook Pro lineup is still one of the best in class.

Source: MacRumors, MacG.co