Macbook Pro is a premium laptop series designed and marketed by Apple computers. Macbook Pro is distinct from other notebooks owing to its durable design with aluminum Unibody enclosure. It is available in 13 ” , 15 ” and 17 ” (discontinued in 2012) configurations. The Apple Macbook Pro range is pre-installed with Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system, and it is also possible to install/run Windows on these machines using the Bootcamp/Virtualization software. Steep pricing is a commonplace grievance of the MBP buyers. Apple says that the price of the Macbook Pro is greatly linked to quality of the product, and therefore, it is not possible to reduce rates to attract the masses. Recently, at WWDC 2012 apple introduced an improved lineup of Macbook Pro models, and they are now available in India. Have a look at the prices and changes after the break.
Apple Macbook Pro
Macbook Pro 2013 has a design that mimics the former releases. Nevertheless, they have managed to change processors, graphics, connectivity options without adding much to the total cost. I’ll mention the specifications of each machine and its price in India and then will come to the changes introduced. Apple uses IPS enabled LED back-lit displays in all Macbook Pros. The 13.3 ” model has a native resolution of 1280×800 pixels and 15.4 ” has 1440×900 both at 16:10 aspect ratios.
Macbook Pro 13″ price in 2013: 80200 INR for 2.5GHz dual-core i5 (3.1GHz TB), 3MB L3 Cache, Intel HD graphics 4000, 500GB, 4GB 1600 MHz RAM. 98100 INR for 2.9 GHz dual core Intel Core i7 (3.6GHz TB) with 4MB cache, 8GB 1600 MHz RAM, 750GB HDD, Intel HD graphics 4000.
Macbook Pro 15″ 2013 price: 119500 INR for 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (3.3Ghz TB) 6B cache, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD graphics 4000+NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory. 1149600 INR for 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (3.6GHz TB), 8GB 1600 MHz high speed RAM, 750GB HDD, GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and Intel HD graphics 4000.
Common features: Mac OSX Mountain Lion pre-installed, iLife software pack, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 Thunderbolt port, FaceTime HD camera (720p), Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11n, 802.11a/b/g), Audio Line In (15.4″ only)/Out, card slot, DVD drive (SuperDrive), Back-lit keyboard, Ethernet port, FireWire 800 port, and up-to 7 hours battery life.
In Macbook Pro 2013 models, Apple switched to Intel ivy bridge processors, and chose NVIDIA graphics instead of AMD used in previous generation. The USB 3.0 technology is 10 times faster than 2.0 specification, and Bluetooth 4.0 improves wireless compatibility with new-age devices. With iCloud enabled social operating system Mountain Lion and a new HD webcam, the MBP is more value for money that it was before. You could be eligible for a further reduction in the price (up-to 10%) for if you’re a university student. Ask your Apple store agent for more details about this discount.
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