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Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro notebook with Retina display
Photo: Company [Oct 24, 2012]

Apple has introduced a new version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring a Retina display and all flash storage. At 0.75 inches and 3.57 pounds, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 20% thinner and almost a pound lighter than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple said.

The new MacBook Pro's Retina display features more than four million pixels, nearly twice the number of pixels in an HD TV, according to Apple. The display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and has 75% less reflection and 28% higher contrast than the current generation.

The new MacBook Pro features 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processors with the option to choose faster 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8GB of 1600MHz memory, and up to 768GB of flash storage. Two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports allow users to connect to multiple displays and high-performance devices, and a new HDMI port offers connectivity to an HDTV. The 13-inch MacBook Pro also features a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, improved speakers, three-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a MagSafe 2 power port.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro battery delivers up to seven hours of wireless productivity and can remain in standby for up to 30 days, Apple said.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available with a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starting at US$1,699; and with 256GB of flash storage starting at US$1,999.

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