Just a few minutes ago, Apple has confirmed the rumors by introducing a new 13-inch Macbook Pro With Retina DIsplay.
Just like the 15-inch Retina MacBook pro, the 13-inch features a redesigned slimmer chassis which is 20% thinner than the previous MacBook Pro model.
The Retina display on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro was built to impress. Just like its 15-inch sibling, the screen has four times as many poxes as the non-Retina model that it replaces. The screen comes with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 at 227 ppi. The IPS panel is said to have a 178-degree viewing angle, 75 percent reduced reflection, 29 percent higher contrast ratio, and 300 nits brightness
In terms of graphics power, the new 13-in Retina MacBook Pro comes with the integrated HD 4000 graphics offered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor.
The new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is 0.75-inch in thickness and weighs in at only 3.57 pounds. It comes with two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports, as well as an HDMI port, SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and MagSafe 2 power connector. As with every other MacBook Pro, the laptop has a FaceTime HD camera, dual mics, and stereo speakers that Apple claims improve on the performance of the previous model, despite their smaller size. The keyboard is also full-sized, though the speaker grilles have been moved from the sides to the edges of the machine.
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.