Apple has quietly updated their Macbook Pro line with slightly faster processors, more hard drive space and improved discrete GPUs for the 15-inch and 17-inch models.
The entry level 13-inch MBP now ships with a dual-core 2.4ghz Core i5 processor, paired with integrated Intel HD graphics 3000, and a 500GB rotating hard drive. A dual-core 2.8ghz Core i5 processor is optional.
The 15-inch and 17-inch models received slight CPU bumps: the 15-inch model now ships with a quad-core 2.2ghz Core i7 processor, while the 17-inch model ships with a quad-core 2.4ghz Core i7. Both the 15-inch and the 17-inch models can be ordered with a quad-core 2.5ghz Core i7 processor.
The 15-inch model is also moving to an AMD HD6750M or HD6770M discrete GPU, while the 17-inch model moves up to an AMD HD6770M discrete GPU.
All Macbook Pro models can be ordered with a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid state drive.
4GB of ram is standard across the board, and Apple says that all MBP models will support up to 8GB. Apple’s stated memory limits tend to be based on the availability of specific RAM module sizes rather than technical limits, however we will update this post with the actual limits when they become known.
All Macbook Pro models ship with an SDXC, Firewire 800, and Thunderbolt port.