Apple udpates MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, includes new force touch trackpad in some models
Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4:15PM
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While the big news today was the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple also saw to it that fans of their more affordable MacBook Air and professional focused MacBook Pro portable lines got some good news by way of substantial updates and new processors.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features the all-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth generation Intel Core processors  (Broadwell) and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, the Pros also has two times faster flash and longer battery life. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a  2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starts at $1,549 (CAD).

Apple also refreshed the popular the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air lines with even more power efficient fifth generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000, and Thunderbolt 2, and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air.

11-inch MacBook Air with a1.6 GHz processor, 4GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starts at CAD $1,099. The 13-inch MacBook Air features a 1.6 GHz processor, 4GB of memory, 128GB of flash storage starting at $1,199 (CAD), and 256GB of flash storage starting at $1,449 (CAD).

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