While Apple has just added two new products to its Mac line: MacBook Pro 15-inch (with Force Touch) and a cheap iMac Retina 5K, at the same time, takes the opportunity to raise the price in euros to those in dollars. The same thing happened with the arrival of Broadwell.
Still there is a new fixed pattern: a Retina iMac accessible as less powerful. Compared to the only model that existed, the newcomer obviously keeps his 5K slab, but the pass i5 processor at 3.3 GHz (3.5 GHz cons), the hard disk is no longer a conventional model 1TB (instead of a Fusion Drive), and Radeon R9 M290 has lost its “X”. As for RAM, it remains on 8GB of DDR3. Overall, fairly heavy concessions, especially we regret the decrease in power of the graphics card, already slight to fuel such a screen. In return, the base price of €2,299, against €2,599 for the first model.
The release of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Force
There are also the side of the new laptops, including the arrival of the Touch Force on MacBook Pro 15-inch. The new trackpads are therefore able to support the degree of finger pressure to trigger various actions. The components remain broadly the same but the graphics card of the more expensive model passes from the GeForce GT 750M to the Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB. Hard to know whether it is actually more efficient, but the management of external displays improves with support for 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Side storage, SSDs are presented as included much faster, Apple announced a maximum speed of 2 GB / s. The battery life is slightly revised upwards, from 8 to 9 hours on average (99.5 Wh battery against 95 previously). The prices of the two models have meanwhile not changed since March and thus remain to €2,299 and €2,999.
In detail, the iMac take between €100 and €200 of increase, the Mac Pro between €500 and €600 and Mac Mini are €50 . These rates are incredible in addition to seeing the configuration options and accessories are charged between 10 to 20% more expensive.[via MacRumors]