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Report: 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Announcement Oct. 23

As well as the iPad Mini, Apple will launch a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro laptop soon, which is purportedly due to be announced during a conference on October 23.

According to a report from 9to5Mac who cites a "consistently reliable source" at a "high-profile U.S. retailer," Apple will unveil the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display alongside the iPad Mini next week.

Apple released the first MacBook with a Retina display back in June, with a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro boasting a 2,880-by-1,800 pixel resolution. The 13-inch model will reportedly feature a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel resolution.

As for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, an analyst recently predicted that the laptop will launch sometime during the fourth quarter of 2012, with a price reportedly below the $2,199 entry point.

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  • ttg_Avenged
    OK, come on. Enough with the Apple hate. We know they're the devil of the computer industry, but what about the people who have no interest to learn or care how their computer works? (Idiots) Yea, that's who gets a Mac. They make good products.. 2560x1600 + Retina??! That is beautiful. If you deny it, you must drop your fanboism.

    This is so get thumbed down..^
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  • tipoo
    Hope it has a quad core like the bigger ones, Intel has an Ivy Bridge quad in the same TDP as the chip in the 13" pro.

    One thing though, they still have not worked out all the UI framerate issues on the current retina macbook pro, things like the resize animation and the calender flip you can literally count the frames on. The 13" presumably wouldn't even have a discreet card to fall back on so you'd be stuck with that lag, which the small drop in resolution from the 15" likely wouldn't fix.
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  • SneakySnake
    Guy beside me in class has the 15" retina MBP. That machine is freaking gorgeous.

    In the words of PC Gamer: "The retina macbook pro makes me angry, because it makes me hate ever other laptop on the market"
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  • seels
    I already have my credit card out to scoop up 3 of these bad boys!
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  • tipoo
    SneakySnakeGuy beside me in class has the 15" retina MBP. That machine is freaking gorgeous. In the words of PC Gamer: "The retina macbook pro makes me angry, because it makes me hate ever other laptop on the market"

    Yeah, I was pretty happy with 1920x1080 on my 15" laptop until I used an rMBP for an extended period. But still, once you lean back to healthy levels you can't see pixels on mine either.
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  • kcorp2003
    and intel ultrabook is barely getting 1080p. This makes me feel uncomfortable because i'll be buying an ultrabook soon.
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  • tntom
    In the words of Damon and Marlon Wayans, " Mo Resolution, Mo Resolution"

    I have no problems with MBP except... I cannot afford them. Other than that... keep bringing the pressure on the competition please!

    One day we might have $500 2xHD resolution notebooks from Toshiba, Asus, HP, Dell, Acer, etc.
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  • Au_equus
    SneakySnakeGuy beside me in class has the 15" retina MBP. That machine is freaking gorgeous. In the words of PC Gamer: "The retina macbook pro makes me angry, because it makes me hate ever other laptop on the market"^From a fapple who doesn't get PC gaming...
    Gamers don't even pay attention to Macs for several reasons:
    1) Its a mac (apple)
    2) GPU (GT 650M) is underpowered (surprised?) to run most, if any, modern games at that resolution
    3) For that price, you could get an i7 coupled with a gtx 680M
    I have a friend with a 27" iMac (1440p) with an i7 2600 and a 6970M. He plays D3 on it. When he played on my i7/gtx680 (b4 sli'ing that bad boy) setup, he was shocked at how smoothly the game played. You don't buy apple products to play games. You use them for their productivity software or as a status symbol.
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  • shadowfamicom
    Apple really needs to start making monitors with this resolutions... Good for the for putting preasure on the 1080p standard I hate so much.

    2,880-by-1,800 on a 15 inch screen puts my 1920x1200p 24 inch monitor to shame...
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  • greghome
    kcorp2003and intel ultrabook is barely getting 1080p. This makes me feel uncomfortable because i'll be buying an ultrabook soon.
    Technically, any new Mac out there right now will fit Intel's criteria of an ultrabook :P
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