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Apple cuts price of MacBook Pro & MacBook Air laptops

Apple announced earlier today that it is cutting the price of some of its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptop ranges, while providing certain models with updated processors.

The introductory 13in Retina display MacBook Pro now starts from £1,249 for 128GB of flash storage, a full £200 discount off its usual price. The more expensive option, which used to cost £1,699, will now be available for £1,449 with a new 2.6GHz processor, possibly a Core i5-3320M, which “turbo-boosts” to 3.3GHz, and 256GB of flash storage.

The rest of the configuration remains the same and addresses one of the main complaints from our review of the Apple MacBook Pro laptop last year - that doubling the storage from 128GB to 256GB would cost £250, around four times the market average.

Meanwhile, the 15in MacBook Pro will ship with a 2.4GHz quad-core Intel processor, while the top-of-the-range model gets 16GB of RAM and a new 2.7GHz processor. Prices remain the same at £1,799 and £2,299, respectively.

Apple has also announced that the MacBook Air with 256GB of flash storage will be available from £1,149, down from £1,249.

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