As expected, Apple today unveiled the 13-inch model of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The new MacBook Pro, similar to the 15-inch model that was introduced earlier this year, sports a 2560 x 1600 resolution display, and lacks an optical drive to reduce weight and thickness.
The new MacBook Pro packs more than 4 million pixels into its 13-inch Retina display, nearly twice the number of pixels in an HD television. At 227 pixels per inch, the Retina display’s pixel density is so high the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels at a normal viewing distance, so images look sharp and text looks like it does on the printed page. With four times the pixels of the current 13-inch MacBook Pro, you can view and edit video in pixel-accurate 1080p and see a new level of detail in high resolution images. The 13-inch Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and has 75 percent less reflection and 28 percent higher contrast than the current generation.
The base model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will start at $1,699, giving users 128 GB of flash storage and 8 GB of RAM.