As expected, yesterday Apple launched two new refreshed MacBooks. The 13 and 15 inch MacBooks announced include several improved features over the previous versions. The new notebooks include newer Haswell processors and the 13 inch versions come with standard 8GB RAM. The 15 inch versions on the other hand come with a stock RAM of 16 GB.The 13 inch MacBook will come with three options. These are two versions with 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor with 128 and 256 GB of flash storage. The third option is a 2.8 GHz dual core i5 with 512 GB of flash storage. However, you can upgrade the processor to a 3.0 GHz i7 and 1 TB of flash storage in built to order options. For the 15 inch variant, there are two stock variants with 16 GB RAM, 2.2 and 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 processor and 256 and 512 GB of flash storage. Built to order options for the 15 inch Retina MacBook include an upgrade to a 2.8 GHz quad core i7 processor with 1 TB of flash storage.
However thats not what we're concerned with today. Today we're going to see how well the upgrades to the Retina MacBook go against the previous versions in performance benchmarks. Good news for those looking to upgrade in this department. Both the 13 inch and the 15 inch versions seem to perform better in Primate Labs' benchmarks for the notebooks, as you can see below.
15 Inch Retina MacBook Pro Shows 8 % Performance Increase Over Previous Version
As you can see above, the 15 inch Retina MacBook Pro gains significantly over last year's offerings. The fastest version of the notebook, the quad core 2.8 GHz Core i7 version gains almost a thousand points over its predecessor, which translates into roughly 8%. Performance benchmarks for the 13 inch Retina MacBook pro can be seen below:
The 13 inch Retina MacBook pro fares much better on the Primate Labs benchmark. The fastest offering gains more than 2000 points over its predecessor. Such gains are of course to be expected and nothing surprising. So thats all folks. Keep following wccftech to stay updated on the Retina MacBook Pro and more.