Improved Shipping Time Expected for Retina MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was one of the most talked-about new products at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in Los Angeles. Because of this, demand has been quite high for the new notebook.

This has led to slow shipping times extending up to one month for many buyers. Fortunately, things seem to be taking a turn for the better in some parts of the world.

According to MacRumors, shipping times are now down to two to three weeks in North America, most of Europe and some parts of the Asia-Pacific region. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display had run out of stock almost immediately after its unveiling at WWDC 2012. Here in the UK, the notebook costs £1,799 for the most affordable model – that’s roughly $2,800 in US currency.

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display has earned favourable reviews from most users. Still, there are several users who remain affected by the original four-week wait time. If it’s any consolation, previous versions of the MacBook Pro are still in stock in Apple’s online store.

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display comes in two variations – one with 256 GB flash storage and another with 512 GB. The former version, as mentioned above, costs £1,799 and comes with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and 8 GB RAM.

The latter version costs £2,299 and includes another quad-core i7, this one clocked at 2.6 GHz. Both notebooks have batteries that last up to seven hours, and include the same Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU.