Apple has officially refreshed it’s line of MacBook Pro’s and iMacs. For the most part there is nothing dramatic to talk about. Some prices went down. Some specs went up, but honestly there is absolutely nothing to make a Mac owner interested in upgrading to the new lineup.
The only 2 updates that are of much interest are that Force Touch trackpad is now standard across the MacBook Pro line, and that there is now a 27″ iMac with Retina Display that starts at $1999.
The one warning I would offer for anyone interested in buying a new iMac with Retina Display is that the base configuration comes with a 7200RPM Hard Drive. I would argue this is close to criminal for this type of machine. The amazing performance most people see in Macs comes from the PCIe SSD that are now standard in the MacBooks. I can’t imagine driving a 5K display off of a 7200RPM drive. (Friendly word of advice, if you can’t afford the upgrade to SSD don’t waste your money…)
27″ iMac with Retina: https://www.apple.com/imac-with-retina/specs/
New MacBook Pro with Retina: https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/