In August 2014, Apple gave the Retina MacBook Pros a minor refresh. All models got a 0.2GHz speed increase and a price cut of between £50 and £200, and the entry-level notebooks in each screen size enjoyed a memory increase too. Since the October 2013 refresh, the current generation of MacBook Pros have all offered a Retina screen, Thunderbolt 2 ports, SSDs and a lightweight chassis.
The power saving afforded by the new fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors introduced in October gave the Retina MacBook Pros a battery life boost. The 13-inch model now lasts for nine hours, and the 15-inch notebooks for eight hours, both up from seven – enough for an average working day.