Apple finally unveiled the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro today, ending months of speculation about the new machine.
Like it’s 15-inch brother, which was announced at WWDC back in June, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro sports an ultra-thin design achieved by removing the SuperDrive. The machine measures just 0.75 inches thick and weighs only 3.57 lbs. The Retina display measures 13.3 inches with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That places the pixel density at 227ppi, slightly higher than the 220ppi of the 15-inch model.
Ports are exactly the same as on the 15-inch model: MagSafe 2, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 Thunderbolt ports, an HDMI port, SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Apple will sell two configurations of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, each with slightly bumped specs. The base model includes a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of solid state flash storage, and a $1699 price tag. The high-end model will retail for $1799, and will include the same 2.5GHz i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a larger 256GB SSD. Unfortunately, none of the 13-inch models will be available with discrete graphics chips.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available to order now and starts shipping today. If you plan on getting one, order fast!