Apple launches 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

New 13 inch MacBook Pro

As expected, Apple here at San Jose’s California Theatre shared some news regarding Mac notebooks. AS MacBooks continue to outgrow the PC industry sixth year in a row, they remain both the leading desktop and notebook in the United States. Not one to be standing still, the company just took the wraps off a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a whopping 2,600-by-1,600 pixel resolution, or four times the number of pixels…

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is Apple’s best-selling notebook, Phil Schiller said before announcing something “so much better and cooler”.

The refreshed 13-incher weighs in at 3.75 pounds, almost a pound lighter. In fact, it’s Apple’s lightest MacBook Pro ever. It’s also  0.75 inch thin, or one-fifth thinner than before.

The display itself features rich color with deeper blacks, a 29 percent higher contrast ratio, 300 nits brigthness and 75 percent reduced reflection. It also has IPS technology for 178-degree viewing angle.

Apple kept the previous-generation 13-incher alongside the new, a bit pricier Retina model which starts at $1,699.

Here’s a look at the innards.

As you can see, the entry-level model costing $1,699 comes with a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel i5 chip with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage.

Looks quite nice, no?