You can now lay your hands on the Apple MacBook Pro for £1,599

As had been suggested in some circles yesterday, Apple have finally announced the availability of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with several singular features not seen before in Apple's laptops.

The device has been spruced up with Force Touch trackpad which had been successfully launched with the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It also packs faster flash storage, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics over the previous model.

You can view and buy the gadget at Apple's Online Store starting today, and have the option of choosing between the £1,599 version and the spruced up  £1,999 version which contains twice the flash storage, a processor with Turbo Boost as well as advanced graphics.

You will also have the option of tweaking your order in terms of choice of processor and flash storage up to 1 TB, details of which are available in Apple's Online Store.

A comparative specs list of the two available models is as under:


                                £1,599   version                                                 £1,999 version

Display                  15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display          15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display

Resolution          2880x1800 pixels (5 mn pixels)                   2880x1800 pixels (5 mn pixels)

Processor            Intel Core i7 (up to 3.4 GHz)                        Intel Core i7 (up to 3.7 GHz)

Battery                 99.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer                                99.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer

Memory              16GB                                                                     16GB

Flash Storage     256GB                                                                   512GB

Graphics              Intel Iris Pro                                                        AMD Radeon R9 M370X

Ports                     2 USB, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI port          2 USB, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI port

Camera                                FaceTime HD camera                                      FaceTime HD camera


Aside from the MacBook Pro, Apple have also launched the 27-inch iMac in the UK with prices ranging from £1,599 to £1,849 based on available configurations. The price variation mostly hinges on the addition of the 5k Retina display in the premium model which boasts 14.7 million pixels, a 67 per cent better resolution than in the usual 4k display.


A comparative specs list of the two available models is as under:


                                £1,599   version                                                 £1,849 version

Display                  27-inch LED-backlit display                           27-inch LED-backlit Retina display

Resolution          2560x1440 pixels                                              5120x2880 pixels

Processor            3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5                  4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

Memory              8GB                                                                        8GB       

Storage                                32GB                                                                     32GB

Flash Storage     up to 1TB                                                             up to 1TB

Graphics              NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M                            AMD Radeon R9 M290, R9 M290X or R9 M295X

Ports                     4 USB, 2 Thunderbolt ports                          4 USB, 2 Thunderbolt ports

OS                          OS X Yosemite                                                   OS X Yosemite


The new operating system OS X Yosemite is believed to be the most advances OS for desktop Macs, offering smooth interoperability between Macs and other iOS devices. It also includes simplified looks and brings with it Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork pre-installed.

The two new Thunderbolt ports in the iMac deliver a bandwidth speed of up to 20Gbps each which is twice the amount of bandwidth offered previously.

Apart from the available configurations, you can also opt for the configuration of your choice where you can tweak processor, graphics and storage options and the final product will be priced accordingly. Like the MacBook Pro, the iMacs can be viewed and purchased from Apple’s online store.

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