Much has been said about the 12-inch Retina MacBook’s performance. The new laptop that isn’t on par with what the Air and Pro have to offer in terms of raw power, but it will still offer a more-than-capable computing experience packed into a shockingly slim case. Even so, buyers looking to get their hands on Apple’s slimmest and best-looking MacBook to date this Friday should know there’s also a slightly faster MacBook in Apple’s lineup. Of course, the device is unsurprisingly even more expensive than the models Apple initially announced.
The most basic MacBook model costs $1,299, featuring a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The more expensive model has a 1.2GHz Core M chip, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, and it’s priced at $1,599.
MacRumors reports that on top of that, Apple will also be able to offer buyers a MacBook model that features a faster 1.3GHz Intel Core M chip. The configure-to-order option is available for both model above, but it’ll come at a significant price bump. For some reason, the upgrade is cheaper for the 512GB MacBook model ($150) than for the 256GB model ($250).
The update pricing details for the new MacBook line follow below, as featured by MacRumors:
- 1.1 GHz with 256 GB storage: $1299
- 1.3 GHz with 256 GB storage: $1549
- 1.2 GHz with 512 GB storage: $1599
- 1.3 GHz with 512 GB storage: $1749