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13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October

9to5Mac claims that Apple will debut the long-rumored 13" Retina MacBook Pro alongside the iPad Mini later this month.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be sold in two configurations, with differing processors and storage, and will be available for purchase soon after introduction. Like with the 15-inch MacBook Pro lines, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will be sold (at a higher price) in addition to the current non-Retina display model.
The site typically sources this information from early part numbers, suggesting that two higher priced configurations have already appeared in Apple's systems.


The new models line up with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's predictions of a separate Retina display lineup that will sell alongside the existing MacBook Pro line.

Apple introduced the 15" Retina MacBook Pro in June, but retained the existing 15" MacBook Pro as well. Apple appears to be continuing this pattern by providing two 13" MacBook Pros -- one with a Retina display and one without.

The iPad mini event is reportedly scheduled for October 23rd.

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20 months ago
$1500+ for a 13" underpowered laptop with a nice screen...no thanks.

I'll keep my 13" Air
Rating: 40 Positives
20 months ago

My guess would be a starting price of $1799 or $1899.


For a 13" laptop?

madness
Rating: 32 Positives
20 months ago
iMacs please!!!!
Rating: 23 Positives
20 months ago
After using the integrated GPU on rMBP and finding out how choppy and under performing it is, I think it would be a good idea to pass this IVY bridge and wait for Haswell. The GPU will be twice as fast which is badly needed for retina display. ;)
Rating: 22 Positives
20 months ago

My guess would be a starting price of $1799 or $1899.


= FAIL.:eek:
Rating: 15 Positives
20 months ago

$1500+ for a 13" underpowered laptop with a nice screen...no thanks.

I'll keep my 13" Air

The 256GB 13" MBA is also around $1,500...
Rating: 14 Positives
20 months ago

$1500+ for a 13" underpowered laptop with a nice screen...no thanks.

I'll keep my 13" Air


I think you just described your 13" Air.
Rating: 14 Positives
20 months ago

$1500+ for a 13" underpowered laptop with a nice screen...no thanks.

I'll keep my 13" Air


Underpowered...you have a MacBook Air...wtf?
Rating: 13 Positives
20 months ago

Anyone know when the MacBook Air will be updated for retina display?


The retina display will be reserved for the Pro I think. At least in 2012-2013.
Rating: 11 Positives
20 months ago

My guess would be a starting price of $1799 or $1899.


We're likely to see a $1499 entry model with some very basic specs. My best guess:

13" Retina display (2560x1600)
2.5 Ghz Intel Core i5 CPU
4GB DDR3L RAM
128GB SSD
2 USB 3.0 ports
1 Thunderbolt port
SDXC slot
1 3.5" mm headphone/mic jack

And then maybe an $1799 model like this:

13" Retina display (2560x1600)
2.9 Ghz Intel Core i7 CPU
8GB DDR3L RAM
256GB SSD
2 USB 3.0 ports
1 Thunderbolt port
SDXC slot
1 3.5" mm headphone/mic jack

3.6lbs, rated 7 hr battery life. Unsure if Apple will stick HDMI in the 13" like they did the 15" (but it would be much appreciated).

Price premium of the Retina Display is about $200. And do remember that there is a lot of fudging because when you configure a 15" Classic MBP with the same hardware specs as the 15" Retina MBP, it costs just the same even without the additional cost of the better display.

Again, these are just guesses, but they're educated guesses.
Rating: 11 Positives

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