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Apple unveils 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Oct 2012 16:00 User comments (5)

Apple unveils 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
The new MacBook Pro is just 0.75 inches thick and weighs just 3.57lbs, making it 20 percent thinner and just under 1lb lighter. The 227 ppi display was predicted to be a feature of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro over the last few weeks. It comes with a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, improved speakers, three-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a MagSafe 2 power port.

The new notebook features a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processors with the option to choose faster 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, and up to 768GB of flash storage. Two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports allow users to connect to multiple displays and high-performance devices, and a new HDMI port offers quick connectivity to an HDTV.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro battery delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity and can remain in standby for up to 30 days, according to Apple.

The new MacBook Pro ships with OS X Mountain Lion. "The 13-inch MacBook Pro is our most popular Mac, and today it gets completely reinvented with a new thin and light design, fast flash storage and a gorgeous Retina display," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

"With vivid colors, razor sharp text and more pixels than anyone else's 15 or 17-inch notebooks, the Retina display completely changes what you expect from a notebook."

Pricing & Availability

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available with a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starting at $1,699 (US); and with 256GB of flash storage starting at $1,999 (US). Configure-to-order options include faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors and flash storage up to 768GB.

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5 user comments

123.10.2012 18:08

While there's no way I'd waste the extra cash (50% or more premium) on one of these devices, I must say, DAMN they're pretty! The iMac is just beautifully designed.

223.10.2012 18:12

The iMac is just beautifully designed.
Quite. If there is one thing that Apple do better (in their computing line), it is design and build quality.

323.10.2012 22:53

Very nice. But not worth 50% more than an equivalent VAIO.

423.10.2012 23:07

I actually meant to add my comment under the iMac article immediately above, but it works just fine here, as well - lol.

"Pretty" ain't worth the cash they want for it, folks, and the closed Mac hardware ecosystem is another turnoff.

524.10.2012 2:37

Again with the greed! one day you're gonna fall Apple and I'll be there laughing my head off and pointing, yes, pointing very hard at your failure. I appreciate that it may take a while before that happens because people are stupid enough to buy your products, but as it is and always will be, EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END.

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