Apple quietly bumps the specs on the MacBook Pro

It’s one of those news items Apple hasn’t drawn attention to, with the Californian computer company raising the specs of its MacBook Pro laptops while keeping the price the same.

The news is good if you were considering buying one yesterday, and not as good if you bought one last week, as the minor specification bump has increased hard drive capacity, CPU speed, and brought the graphics chip up to a faster model from AMD.

Apple’s 13 inch MacBook Pro still starts at $1,399, but now you’re getting a slightly faster 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 with Sandy Bridge and a 500GB drive up from the 320GB Apple offered last week.

The 15 inch models receive a similar upgrade, switching to a slightly faster Sandy Bridge-enabled 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 500GB hard drive, and a new AMD Radeon HD6750M video chipset, still starting from $2,099.