The 13-inch MacBook Pro is now available with Retina display and flash storage, that of the MacBook Air fame. It also looks more like the Macbook Air; at a mere 0.75 inches and 3.57 pounds, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is 20 percent thinner and almost a pound lighter than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro. You have to think hard whether you want the 13-inch Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, or the Macbook Pro with Retina display.
Apple unveiled the revamped models at the launch of the iPad Mini.
Philip Schiller (Senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Apple): The 13-inch MacBook Pro is our most popular Mac.
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, and four times the pixels of the current 13-inch MacBook Pro. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processors with the option to choose faster 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, and up to 768GB of flash storage, along with two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro battery delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity and can remain in standby for up to 30 days, says Apple.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available with a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starting at $1,699, and with 256GB of flash storage starting at $1,999.