Apple announces 13in Retina MacBook Pro

by Kenny Hemphill on October 23, 2012

As has been widely predicted, Apple today launched a Retina version of the 13in MacBook Pro.

The 1.8cm thick MacBook Pro is 20% thinner and just under half a kilo lighter than the previous version. It has two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3 and an HDMI port.

The all-important Retina display measures 13.3in, has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, and has four times as many as the previous version.

There are two models available. Both have 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processors and 8GB RAm. On has 128GB of flash storage, the other 256GB. They cost £1449 and £1699, respectively.

There’s a 720p FaceTime camera, dual microphones, Bluetooth 4, dual-channel 802.11n wifi, and an SDXC card slot.

‘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 Phil 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.’

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