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Analyst: 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Due in Q4

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Laptop expected to retail well below the $2,199 entry point set for the 15.4-inch model announced in June.

According to an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display is reportedly due to enter the production phase.

DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET that a 13.3-inch Retina version of the MacBook Pro is still scheduled for launch in the fourth quarter.

Shim speculates that a launch is possible following the announcement of the iPad Mini, which is apparently scheduled for October 17.

The analyst added that the MacBook Pro will feature a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel density display. Comparatively, the 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro announced back in June boasts a 2880-by-1800 screen.

As for the laptop's price, it's expected that the device will retail below the $2,199 entry point set by the 15.4-inch model.

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    fudoka711 , October 11, 2012 10:11 AM
    Well it better retail for less than the $2.2k price of the 15.4" mbp...
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    bukbuk , October 11, 2012 10:29 AM
    Time to teach the wife to handle MACOS on a normal PC with a reasonable price.
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    john_4 , October 11, 2012 1:02 PM
    This news has my attention, throw in a SSD drive and wow, a nice upgrade to what I have now. Looked at the 15" one at Best Buy, too big and pricey for me but the display looks outstanding. I love my slightly older 13" Macbook pro and OS X is the best. The haters can hate but OS X just works and for my usage it is the best OS I have ever used for ease of use. The Macbook Pro is the Ferrari of laptops.
    OK haters, start the hate now.
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    ForTehNguyen , October 11, 2012 1:25 PM
    13 inch "Pro" machine? lol

    you cant just put any SSD in there, its a complete different SSD form factor which looks more like a stick of RAM than an SSD.
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    yobobjm , October 11, 2012 1:32 PM
    Lets be real here, this is apple and it still is going to be expensive.
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    samwelaye , October 11, 2012 2:21 PM
    yobobjmLets be real here, this is apple and it still is going to be expensive.

    Lets be real here, its still going to have the best screen you can get in a 13" laptop. You pay for that privilege. Just wish some of the windows pc makers would get the good screens goin cause I'd wanna be able to use standard ram and a standard SSD as well.
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    Anonymous , October 11, 2012 2:49 PM
    yup, it's true. apple is always the one to push higher pixel densities first, then everyone follows. and it's not like the displays are manufactured by apple, either.
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    Anomalyx , October 11, 2012 6:13 PM
    anon4evayup, it's true. apple is always the one to push higher pixel densities first, then everyone follows. and it's not like the displays are manufactured by apple, either.

    Too bad that a fancy screen on an Apple device is akin to lipstick on a pig.

    I math'ed out just what visual acuity you'd need to even tell the difference between two adjacent pixels on that 2880x1800 15.4" screen at an 18-inch viewing distance, and it's 20/12. Even sharper vision is required if it's farther away from your eyes. Point is that very few people are even capable of seeing that sharply. Because retina(tm) displays are pretty much Apple's only selling point besides "everyone else is buying it", I conclude that Apple devices are a horrible choice to purchase.
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    spookie , October 11, 2012 6:57 PM
    I wouldn't even pay $1500 for a 15" model....let alone for a 13"
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    del35 , October 11, 2012 8:05 PM
    The smart ethical life is an iCrap free life.
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    Vladislaus , October 11, 2012 8:49 PM
    john_4This news has my attention, throw in a SSD drive and wow, a nice upgrade to what I have now. Looked at the 15" one at Best Buy, too big and pricey for me but the display looks outstanding. I love my slightly older 13" Macbook pro and OS X is the best. The haters can hate but OS X just works and for my usage it is the best OS I have ever used for ease of use. The Macbook Pro is the Ferrari of laptops.OK haters, start the hate now.

    I never saw a Ferrari loose to a Fiat Punto.