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Apple launches 13in Macbook Pro with Retina display

Catches up with the 15in version
Tue Oct 23 2012, 19:31

HYPE MACHINE Apple has launched a 13in Macbook Pro with a Retina display, adding the high quality screen to its smaller laptop.

The Retina display features 2560x1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch, packing in more than four million pixels. According to Apple, it uses IPS technology for a 178 degree wide viewing angle.

Apple launched a 15in Macbook Pro with a Retina display in mid-June, and is now bringing the advanced screen technology to its smaller sibling.

The latest 13in Macbook Pro is the lightest, thinnest model yet at only 19mm and weighing 1.6kg. This is 20 percent thinner and around 400g lighter than the current 13in Macbook Pro, which weighs just over 2kg and measures 24mm thick.

Inside, the 13in Macbook Pro Retina features up to 768GB of flash storage and either a dual-core 2.5GHz Intel Core I5 processor or a quad-core 2.9GHz Intel Core I7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 4000 and 8GB of 1600MHz memory.

Around the outside, there are two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3 ports and a new HDMI port. For connectivity it offers 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4 support and the battery can last for up to seven hours off the wireless, Apple said.

The 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display is available now. Prices start at £1,449 for the 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core I5 model with 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage, and go up to £1,699 for the 256GB storage version. Users can configure models with faster processors and storage up to 768GB. µ


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