Last summer, 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; the entry-level notebooks in each screen size enjoyed a memory increase, too. Since the October 2013 refresh, most MacBook Pros have all offered a Retina screen, Thunderbolt 2, SSDs and a lightweight chassis, though the £899 non-Retina model persists.
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.