On to MacBooks
Apple’s senior VP of global marketing, Phil Schiller, is on now to chat about MacBooks, saying that the MacBook Pro will get major updates today.
The 13.inch MacBook Pro is 3.46 pounds, and 0.71 inches thin. It sports an Intel Haswell chip, a fourth-gen, dual-core chip with integrated graphics that he says are up to 90 percent faster than the previous generation. And it also gets up to nine hours of battery life. That includes up to nine hours of iTunes movie playback — enough to watch the whole Batman trilogy, Schiller notes.
The computer also has a Thunderbolt 2 port, and comes with Mavericks.
The new 13-inch computer starts at $1,299 — down from a starting price of $1,499 in the previous generation. It ships today.