Apple today announced a 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display. It’s predecessor, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, remains as the epitome of a great notebook visual experience, providing an ungodly 2880 x 1800 resolution. Now Apple is looking to harness that same aesthetic beauty in a smaller, mobile package.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro display will offer an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution with 232 ppi. In addition to its display the device will offer a 2.5GHz dual-core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 12GB of flash. The notebook comes preloaded with mac OS X Mountain Lion and supports 802.11 Wi-Fi. For consumers willing to shell out a few extra bucks, a dual-core i7 version is also available.
Perhaps even more impressive than the MacBook’s specs, is the incredibly small package they will come in. The new MacBook will only be 0.75-inches thick, which is 20 percent thinner than its predecessor. The device will also weigh 20 percent less, weighing in at 3.5 pounds, making it the lightest MacBook Pro to date.
Additional features include a Thunderbolt power connector, a MagSafe 2 connector, two USB 3.0 ports, a dual headphone and mic jack, an SD card reader, and an HDMI port.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is currently available, with prices starting at $1,700.