Retina MacBook Pro Now Upgradeable with OWC Aura Pro SSD (Photo : Reuters)
Dubbed as the "least repairable laptop," Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display is now upgradable with the Auro Pro SSD.
With the Auro Pro SSD, it can provide over 500MB/s performance with the 480GB coming in a pricey $579.99.
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Apple already offers purchasing customers the option to upgrade their Retina MacBook Pro SSD with either 512 GB or 768 GB, each priced at $500 and $1000 respectively.
The difference however from the $579.99 purchase is customers who order before Sept. 30 will receive a USB 3.0 attachment that will let to use the old 256GD SSB as an external drive, according to AnandTech. The USB separately costs $60. Another benefit is if you have already purchased the 256GB Retina MacBook Pro and then realized you need more storage space, buying the $2799 model isn't an option, but the Auro Pro SSD is a safe alternative.
Other news for Retina MacBooks is the release date of the 13-inch Retina MacBook with HD display. According to Pop Herald, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will launch in late September or early October, around the same time the iPhone 5 is expected to hit shelves.
The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is rumored to run on a 2.9 GHz Core i7-3520M, equal to the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro. Reports suggest it will also have the Mac OS X Mountain Lion pre-installed, while the iPhone 5 and the rumored iPad Mini are expected to have the iOS 6.