Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

 

Today at its special event Apple has announced a 13-inch version of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display.  

Like the 15-inch model, the device comes with a redesigned slimmer chassis that is 20 percent thinner than the previous model. The standout feature of the device is of course the display, which has a 2560 x 1600 resolution with a 178-degree viewing angle and 75 percent reduction in reflection.

The new model also comes with two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, SD card slot, and a MagSafe 2 power connector. Internally the model won't offer discrete graphics cards, only offering an Intel Ivy Bridge processor with integrated 4000 graphics and it also dumps optical media.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will ship today starting at $1699 and will ship with a 2.5GHz dual-core i5 processor, 128GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM.

Source: Apple

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I was looking forward to the 13" with retina, but I'm disappointed in this revision. It's frustrating enough to have the optical drive and ethernet ports dropped off from a pro laptop that I often use to seek out wired network issues. I wanted the retina display, but the lack of processor or graphics increases disappoints. Why can't they put the retina display on the 2.9 i7 model? I don't even care that it would be expensive, I just want a pro machine that isn't going to limit me.

Slacker said,
I was looking forward to the 13" with retina, but I'm disappointed in this revision. It's frustrating enough to have the optical drive and ethernet ports dropped off from a pro laptop that I often use to seek out wired network issues. I wanted the retina display, but the lack of processor or graphics increases disappoints. Why can't they put the retina display on the 2.9 i7 model? I don't even care that it would be expensive, I just want a pro machine that isn't going to limit me.
There already IS an i7 with Retina and a dedicated GPU:

2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
512GB flash storage
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
7 hours Battery
$2800

Almost as good spec-for-spec as the top-end Alienwares I think? (without the Retina and Apple'ness)

Dropping ethernet sucks yeah, but you could get a Thunderbolt adapter for that.

No one is laughing harder than me right now sitting at my Vizio Ultra Thin 15.6", with an I7 processor, 256gb SSD, and a 2 year warranty out of the box for $1249. I have to be honest, I though Apple was going to stun the room with a touch screen MBP. Retina? That is so last spring.

jimmyfal said,
No one is laughing harder than me right now sitting at my Vizio Ultra Thin 15.6", with an I7 processor, 256gb SSD, and a 2 year warranty out of the box for $1249. I have to be honest, I though Apple was going to stun the room with a touch screen MBP. Retina? That is so last spring.

"Lol at these idiots eating apples, I'm eating an orange."


Not the same market segment buddy

I don't think the retina option is worth all that price. My Ultrabook has facetracking for logging on and although it worked well, I disabled that right away.

I'm not angry anymore for buying the MBP13 with Core-i7 back in June now. The price tag for a Core-i7-ized MBP13+R is outrageous.

FRACK Dell and HP for letting Apple beat them on laptop retina displays. Dell and HP are just stupid.

My whole life, the Mac laptops have been better than the PCs I use. I'm willing to pay for something better.

a1ien said,
FRACK Dell and HP for letting Apple beat them on laptop retina displays. Dell and HP are just stupid.

My whole life, the Mac laptops have been better than the PCs I use. I'm willing to pay for something better.

I don't think the idea of heaving a higher resolution screen would make a laptop better, retina laptops are just overrated .

apple needs to rebrand this to macbook, pro without dedicated graphics its such a shame plus the price as usual overpriced....

Tyler R. said,
Microsoft is laughing all the way to the bank.

I know right, clearly Apple is making less money. Wait.

Overpriced and underpowered. This is a glorified 13" MBA with a Retina stapled on. Shame on Apple for releasing a "Pro" level computer without a dGPU. This is the last time I'll consider an 13" MBP, Retina or otherwise. Zenbook, here I come!

The Laughing Man said,
Dual core + non dedicated gfx = no buy.
Planning on gaming on a 13 inch laptop? Man I wish I was still young enough that my eyes could do that.

The Laughing Man said,
Dual core + non dedicated gfx = no buy.

Dual core + only integrated gfx + $1699 price tag = LOL at anyone who buys it.