Apple MacBook Pro With Retina Display Gets Processor, Price Update
The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash storage.Consumer electronics king Apple is giving its MacBook Pro with Retina display notebook a refresh, sporting updated processors and lower starting prices: The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash storage, and $1,699 for a new 2.6 GHz processor and 256GB of flash storage. Apple also upgraded the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, which now features a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the flagship 15-inch notebook comes with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory. Apple also announced that the 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of storage has a new lower price of $1,399. All models are available through the company’s online store, retail stores and authorized resellers. Measuring a mere 0.71 inches and weighing only 4.46 pounds, Apple claims the MacBook Pro Retina display is the world’s highest resolution notebook display with more than 5 million pixels, 3 million more than a high-definition television. At 220 pixels-per-inch, the Retina display’s pixel density is so high that the company says the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance. The notebooks also feature a FaceTime HD camera, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, full-size backlit keyboard, dual microphones, enhanced speakers, 3-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi and a thinner MagSafe 2 power port. Featuring a precision-engineered aluminum unibody design and an all-flash storage architecture, the MacBook Pro is capable of playing four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 1080p HD video from internal storage.