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2013 MacBook Pro vs 2012 specs differences

If you are entertaining the idea of acquiring the new 2013 MacBook Pro it might be worth checking out what noticeable improvements have been made compared to its predecessor. Obvious changes that can be seen with the eye may not be enough, so today we are looking at the specs and enhancements made to the newer models.

The 13 and 15 inch versions contain Intel Haswell processors also found in the new Macbook Air, which also sport the same Retina displays of the 2012 MacBook Pro. With the newly-launched Mavericks OS they also contain integrated graphics courtesy of Iris Pro and Intel Iris, as well as the 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2.0.

On the outside the differences are plain to see with these 2013 models being lighter and thinner than their predecessors. According to Apple they have both received a noticeable boost as far as battery life is concerned and with the additional help from software optimization and updated specs an additional two hours can squeezed out of these products, amounting to up nine hours of usage time.

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The $1,999 15-inch model comes with Intel’s Iris Pro integrated graphics, although those wanting more graphics processing power may find the $2,599 model includes a Nvidia GeForce GT 750M GPU. While those wanting to know more about the MacBook Pro Crystalwell battery life and performance may find our previous post discusses this in more detail.

When it comes to prices, the 13 inch 2013 MacBook Pro starts at $1,299, with the 15 inch version available at $1,999, both accessible now, so we would love to know whether you are contemplating either of these models.

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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