Apple Debuts New 13-inch MacBook Pro

 

  • 2560 x 1600 Retina Display
  • 20% thinner
  • Half a kilogram lighter

Apple has gone crazy with the product announcements lately. It just unveiled the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, now it has pulled the drapes from its new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

 

  • 2560 x 1600 Retina Display
  • 20% thinner
  • Half a kilogram lighter

Apple has gone crazy with the product announcements lately. It just unveiled the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, now it has pulled the drapes from its new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

“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,” says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“With vivid colours, 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.”

The new Pro has a 2560 x 1600 Retina Display that's just a slight drop in resolution from the 15-incher. It is also 20 percent thinner and almost half a kilogram lighter than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro also has the exact same layout as the previous model, with an SD slot, USB 3, and HDMI on one side, and USB 3, MagSafe 2, a headphone jack, dual mics, and a pair of Thunderbolt ports on the other.

There are two configurations as usual, priced at US$1,699 and $1,999. The cheaper $1,699 model includes a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and a 128GB SSD drive. And the $1,999 one features the same processor plus a larger 256GB SSD drive. Both models can be further upgraded with a 768GB SSD and a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor.

However, graphics card has been downgraded to the Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset. For comparison, the original 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro uses an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics card with 1GB of memory to power its pixel-packed display.

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