Earlier this month Intel introduced new models in their lineup of Haswell mobile CPUs. With the Haswell manufacturing process having matured since its initial launch, Intel was able to bump clock speeds by 200MHz on a handful of their laptop CPUs and those chips have found their way into a refreshed lineup of Macbook Pro laptops from Apple. This update brings CPU speed boosts, and more RAM in the base 13" and 15" models. The new CPU and memory specifications for Apple's new lineup are shown below. MacBook Pro with Retina Display Lineup Model 13-inch (base and mid-tier) 13-inch (flagship) 15-inch (base) 15-inch (flagship) Old CPU 2.4GHz Core i5-4258U 2.6GHz Core i5-4288U 2.0GHz Core i7-4750HQ 2.3GHz Core i7-4850HQ New CPU 2.6GHz Core i5-4278U 2.8GHz Core i5-4308U 2.2GHz Core i7-4770HQ 2.5GHz Core i7-4870HQ Old Memory 4GB DDR3L 8GB DDR3L 8GB DDR3L 16GB DDR3L New Memory 8GB DDR3L 8GB DDR3L 16GB...

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