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Apple Announces Retina Display 13-inch MacBook Pro

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The rumors about a new 13-inch MarcBook were true!

Apple's event is still going on in San Francisco but the company has already busted out several new devices, kicking things off with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to match the 15-inch model it released earlier this year.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features a more streamlined, slimmer design that measures in at 0.75-inches thick and weighs 3.57 lbs. That's almost a pound lighter than the old 13-inch MacBook Pro. Of course, it's got that all-important Retina display and the IPS panel packs a resolution of 2560x1600. That's the same resolution on today's 30-inch top monitors. Under the hood, there's Intel's dual-core Core i5 or Core i7 CPU, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8GB of RAM, up to 768GB of flash, a 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a battery life of seven hours.

The laptop starts at $1699 and is shipping today. If the Retina display doesn't float your boat, you can always grab one of the older models, which will be selling at a discount.

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    bison88 , October 23, 2012 5:47 PM
    "The laptop starts at $1699..."

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    xkm1948 , October 23, 2012 5:45 PM
    Tom really should make a separate site dedicated for anything Apple---iTom News: Bring You Everything About apple.
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    eternalkp , October 23, 2012 5:46 PM
    starting at only $1699? what a bargain
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    bison88 , October 23, 2012 5:47 PM
    "The laptop starts at $1699..."

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    stevo777 , October 23, 2012 5:52 PM
    Man, you can build a pretty decent gaming rig for that price.
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2012 5:55 PM
    Marcbook?
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    wildkitten , October 23, 2012 5:56 PM
    xkm1948Tom really should make a separate site dedicated for anything Apple---iTom News: Bring You Everything About apple.

    Why? Is the site not Tom's Hardware? Is this story not about hardware?

    You iHaters are as bad as the iSheep, and just as hypocritical. The fact is, whether you like it or not, is Apple is a very profitable company that makes products a lot of people enjoy and buy. But for some reason you think those people should not matter or have coverage of what they like.
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    xenobreak , October 23, 2012 5:58 PM
    stevo777Man, you can build a pretty decent gaming rig for that price.

    you could build two for that price :o 
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    ivanto , October 23, 2012 6:00 PM
    stevo777Man, you can build a pretty decent gaming rig for that price.


    Can I build a decent gaming rig? yes
    Do i want to carry it around with me? no

    There is the right tool for everything. If you want a rig, you'd better build it. If you need a Rolls-Royce of laptops, why not get it?
    -IvanTO
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    xkm1948 , October 23, 2012 6:01 PM
    wildkittenWhy? Is the site not Tom's Hardware? Is this story not about hardware?You iHaters are as bad as the iSheep, and just as hypocritical. The fact is, whether you like it or not, is Apple is a very profitable company that makes products a lot of people enjoy and buy. But for some reason you think those people should not matter or have coverage of what they like.


    No! I am TOTALLY not hating. I just mean iPeople like you should get special attention---like a separate site for anything Apple. It will be really good!
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    masterbinky , October 23, 2012 6:02 PM
    I would guess ~60% of the hardware cost is in that monitor, at a minimum 40%.
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    fandroid , October 23, 2012 6:02 PM
    Isn't Apple pulling some weird pixel quadrupling nonsense with the retina screens so you get 1440x900 or something weird instead of the native resolution?
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    del35 , October 23, 2012 6:15 PM
    You know that there are lots and lots of frontal lobe challenged iTards drooling. And they will think it is cheap.
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    darkchazz , October 23, 2012 6:26 PM
    2560x1600 resolution powered by Intel HD Graphics 4000.
    ahhhhahahahahahahahahahah
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    Spanky Deluxe , October 23, 2012 6:46 PM
    Gorgeous screen but they really needed to get a dedicated graphics chip inside there to drive all those pixels.
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    sa1nt , October 23, 2012 6:52 PM
    Well aplle articles generates traffic and traffic = money so i don't think anybody will stop writing or dedicate manpower to create new site when articles already do what they supposed to. If somebody wants to stop apple articles stop reading them remember apple feeds on hype. For me personally apple articles are my 9gag i go here to see funny and stupid comments.
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2012 8:50 PM
    HD 4000 on Retina! Ha! Ha! Ha!...All AMD Needs to do is build an APU with better than Haswell or Broadwell graphics after their next die shrink, and a whole new market wiil open up! AMD if you try to milk incremental improvements in your APU graphics, then you are done for in the x86 CPU market!
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    wildkitten , October 23, 2012 10:24 PM
    xkm1948No! I am TOTALLY not hating. I just mean iPeople like you should get special attention---like a separate site for anything Apple. It will be really good!

    Your foolishness is showing yet again.

    For one thing, I am not an iPerson. Yes, I own an iPod Touch because it meets my needs for a music player. However, I would never own an iPhone, a MacBook or any other Apple product as they are ridiculously overpriced to me and don't meet my needs.

    But you seem to think Tom's Hardware is Tom's PC Hardware. You still fail to recognize that regardless of what you like, there are people that like Apple products and because of that, it is worth the time of tech sites such as this one to cover it.

    If you think you know better, why not create your own tech site that completely ignores Apple and see how well you do.
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    panini , October 23, 2012 10:54 PM
    I'm a windows user, but TBH Apple isn't as expensive as it used to be now that I look at it.

    Samsung series 9 (13") is $1299 for:

    -4GB memory
    -1.7Ghz i5
    -128GB SSD
    -1600x900

    13" MBP Retina is $1699 ($400 more) for:

    -8GB Memory
    -2.5Ghz i5
    -128GB SSD
    -2560x1600

    I'd pay ~$200 more for the extra benefits there (specs alone) so we can say the extra $200 is the "apple tax" that goes towards non-specs things like:

    -The Apple trackpad (opinions vary, but most people I meet like this the best)
    -Unibody aluminium frame (I personally like this)
    -Better camera

    Which, if your desire is strong enough for these things (and like for the design) isn't much considering you will have a laptop for at least 2 years (pessimistically speaking).

    That's about $100 per year.

    It's more expensive, sure, but not as much as it used to be.
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    tomfreak , October 24, 2012 1:50 AM
    ohhh look! Finally a laptop with Intel HD4000 for $1699 Only.....