Apple Inc. announced some incremental updates to its line of MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops this morning, packing faster processors and more memory into the computers already known for their performance.

The new MacBook Pros bear no change in appearance or size, but the specs will see some improvement. Intel Corp.’s latest line of Haswell processors will be installed in the 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Here’s the three new base options available to Apple shoppers considering a MacBook Pro in Canada:

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

  • 2.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory, 128GB of flash storage and Intel Iris graphics starting at $1,399
  • 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and Intel Iris graphics starting at $1,599
  • and with a 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage and Intel Iris graphics starting at $1,899

15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

  • 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.4 GHz, 16GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and Intel Iris Pro graphics starting at $2,099
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, 16GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris Pro and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics starting at $2,699

The new MacBooks come loaded with OS X Mavericks, the current iteration of Apple’s desktop OS, but will be able to upgrade to OS X Yosemite for free when it’s updated in the fall.

While Apple recently updated the specs on its MacBook Air line while cutting prices at the same time, the prices for the MacBook Pro models are seeing a slight increase in Canada. While those buying the entry-level models at either screen size will be paying the same price, those opting for a step up in specs will be paying $50 more for their shiny new aluminum uni-body shell with the Apple logo on the back.

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