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Apple Macbook Pro With 13 inch Retina Display Announced Officially – Specs, Features & Price

Those of who have been coveting the glorious Apple Macbooks are in for a sweet little surprise in the form of the new 13 inch Macbook with a slight upgrade: retina display.

The slim lightweight frame and the much more compact housing are just some of the features that make the 13 inch Macbooks much more desirable for some than their 15 inch counterparts. Whether it is for college students already lugging around fifty pounds of books, or for business men and women looking for a speedy yet space saving laptop for their work needs, the small yet powerful 13 inch Macbook Pro laptops are able to provide the performance and speeds that users want without all of the extra weight.

While there are some downsides to getting a smaller laptop, mainly hardware downgrades and software compromises that must be made, one thing should never be compromised: the vibrant display that makes watching movies and viewing pictures breathtakingly real. Retina display, for those of you not familiar with why it’s coined as such, is simply the term created by Apple for the high resolution displays that have 326 pixels per inch which, as you may have guessed, is the same as the human eye.

Apple Macbook Pro New 13"

Achieving stunning graphics on smaller devices is Apple’s specialty, as seen when they introduced the retina display on the iPhones, and it was only a matter of time before this display would be seen on their smaller laptops such as this 13 inch Macbook Pro.

So what else does this Apple laptop offer other than a sexy new display? Well, unfortunately, not much else was changed between this model and the previous model other than the display. It has the same basic layout, iconic design with logo, and is priced starting at $1,699. Additionally, like the previous Macbook Pro models before them they also feature the extensive battery life of up to seven hours as well.

The cheaper model, though it’s not cheap by a long shot, has an i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of SSD drive. The next price bracket up, which is a whopping $1,999, has an i5 processor as well along with a 256GB SSD drive. Both of these models are capable of an expensive little upgrade that will bring them up to an i7 processor with a 768GB SSD.

Unfortunately the graphics card on these new Macbooks is less than impressive. Instead of upgrading them they were kept with an Intel HD graphics 4000 chips as opposed to the powerful NvIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

So is this new Macbook Pro worth buying? If you think so then head on over to Apple’s website as it’s available for order and is shipping right now!


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.


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