Finally its official, Apple have just confirmed the rumours and announced the new 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, which includes the same design and slimmer aluminium unibody as its wider brother.
The new 13 inch model of the MacBook Pro is only 0.75 inches thin weighing only 3.57 pounds which is 20 percent thinner and a pound lighter than the current 13 inch MacBook Pro.
The new MacBook Pro with Retina display packs nearly twice the amount off pixels than a HD television at 227 pixels per inch, four times the amount on the current MacBook Pro, the new display also uses new IPS technology to provide a 178 degree wide viewing angle, with 75 percent less reflection and 29 percent higher contrast than the current generation.
The new 133 inch model also includes Flash storage that is four times faster than a normal hard drive, with a 2.5GHz i5 processor, with the option to upgrade to a 2.9GHz i7 processor.
Also included is Intel’s HD Graphics 4000, 8Gbs of 1600MHz memory and 768Gbs of flash storage, there’s also two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports, there’s also a new HDMi port, FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, improved speakers, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a MagSafe 2 power supply port.
The 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display will also deliver up to 7 hours of battery, and can remain on standby for up to 30 days, available from today starting at £1,449 or $1,999 (US).
Featuring flash storage that is up to four times faster than traditional notebook hard drives, the all-new MacBook Pro is extremely responsive, whether it’s waking from sleep or launching your favourite apps.* Fast flash storage combined with the latest Intel dual-core processors gives the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display plenty of power to run your most demanding apps with ease.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features 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 with Retina display also features a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, improved speakers, three-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a MagSafe 2 power port.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro battery delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity and can remain in standby for up to 30 days.** With the all new Power Nap feature in OS X Mountain Lion, your MacBook Pro with Retina display stays up to date while it sleeps. Power Nap automatically refreshes Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Photo Stream, and when the notebook is plugged in, downloads software updates and backs up your Mac using Time Machine.
Continuing Apple’s commitment to energy efficiency and the environment, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display meets stringent Energy Star 5.2 requirements and achieves an EPEAT Gold rating.*** Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminium and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. Apple notebooks contain no brominated flame retardants, are PVC-free and are constructed of highly recyclable materials.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display ships with OS X Mountain Lion, bringing Messages, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper to your Mac. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across your Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/macbook-pro. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available today through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.