MacBook Pro 13″ Retina Released: Specs & Prices

An all new Retina version of the MacBook Pro 13″ has been released. Starting at $1699, it’s available beginning today, October 23, and it’s quite a powerhouse in a surprisingly lightweight package. Here are the base model specs:

Base Specs

  • 13.3″ Retina IPS display at 2560×1600 resolution
  • 2.5GHz Core i5 CPU or greater
  • 8GB RAM, upgradeable to 16GB via build-to-order
  • 128GB or larger SSD
  • Intel HD 4000 GPU
  • 7 hour battery life
  • Unibody aluminum enclosure
  • HDMI, SD Card reader, USB 3.0 ports
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 3.5lbs
  • 0.75″ thin, 20% thinner than prior model

Of course there will be build-to-order options, and other variations will be available in the following configurations.

Retina MacBook Pro 13″ Models & Pricing

  • Base: 2.5GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD – $1699
  • Mid: 2.5GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
  • Upper: 2.9GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

The original non-retina MacBook Pro 13″ still remains in Apple’s lineup, though it’s clear that the thinner, lighter, more powerful retina versions are the future of the MacBook Pro. If you’re in the market for a new Mac and can afford the difference in pricing, get the retina model.

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