MacBook Pro gets Intel's Haswell
Apple puts Intel's latest chip in its thinner, lighter MacBook Pro.
Apple has updated its MacBook Pros with the latest chips from Intel -- that would be Haswell and Crystalwell.
Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro will pack a Core i5 and/or i7 Haswell CPU.
The quad-core 15-incher will add Intel's Crystalwell graphics silicon, while the 13-incher will use Intel's Iris graphics.
Apple claims Iris Pro and Crystalwell (the eDRAM component) provides standalone "discrete" graphics chip-level performance.
Generally, Haswell means faster graphics and longer battery life. Apple is claiming 9 hours of "wireless web" battery life for the 13-inch and 8 hours for the 15-inch MBP.
The 13-inch MBP now starts at $1,299 and 15-inch at $1,999. Both constitute $200 price cuts from previous 13- and 15-inch models.
Note that the MacBook Air already includes Haswell.
Correction at 11:30 a.m. PT: The original version of this story had several details wrong about the new notebooks.