The new 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display weighs 1.6 kilograms and is 20 percent thinner than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro. Its display boasts four million pixels, which is nearly twice the number of pixels in a conventional high-definition 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," says Apple in a statement.
It adds: "With four times the pixels of the current 13-inch MacBook Pro, you can view and edit video in pixel-accurate HD, 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 29 percent higher contrast than the current generation."
Similarly to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display model unveiled earlier this year, the new 13-inch computer should prove popular with photographers and videographers.
The new model also uses flash storage of up to 768GB, which Apple says is up to four times faster than traditional notebook hard drives.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processors with the option to choose faster 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and 8GB of 1600 MHz memory. It also has two Thunderbolt, two USB 3.0 ports, a new HDMI port, a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, improved speakers, three-stream 802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a MagSafe 2 power port.
As for battery power, Apple claims the new MacBook Pro offers up to seven hours of wireless productivity and can remain in standby for up to 30 days.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available now, retailing from £1449.
For more details, visit www.apple.co.uk.
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