Apple is on the verge of releasing Max OS X 10.10 Yosemite to the general public and has just refreshed their line of Retina Macbook Pro models in time for the new OS X's release. While the changes aren't that drastic, they do benefit any consumers who were looking to buy the premium Retina models as you'll now get more value for your money.
The 13-inch Retina model saw a 200MHz increase in CPU speed for all models and the base model 13-inch now comes with 8GB of RAM minimum versus the 4GB it previously had. The 15-inch models saw the same 200MHz increase in CPU speed as well as upgraded to the latest Core-I7 processors. The amount of minimum RAM for the 15-inch models jumped from 8GB to 16GB which is surely a huge benefit for power users. The premium model did not see a change in the discrete graphics card (NVIDIA's GeForce GT-750M) although it now has the option to purchase a 1TB PCIe-based solid state drive.
The pricing of these Retina models does not differ with the new specs besides the 15-inch's discrete graphics model which has seen a decrease in price from $2,599 to $2,499. You can check out the updated page on Apple's website for more information on the refreshed models.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.