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The next-generation iteration of Apple's MacBook Pro takes inspiration from the MacBook Air and iPad, coming in at .71-inches thin and weighing under 4.5-pounds — yet still managing to fit in a 15.4-inch "Retina display" with a 2880x1800 resolution and 220 PPI.

Description

Following in the footsteps of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro brings a retina display to a smaller form factor, while retaining the same design language as the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 11, 2012
  • Price at launch: $2,199.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 23, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,699.00
  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 14.13 inches
  • Depth: 9.73 inches
  • Thickness: .71 inches
  • Weight: 4.46 pounds
  • Color: Silver

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 12.35 inches
  • Depth: 8.62 inches
  • Thickness: .75 inches
  • Weight: 3.57 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black
  • Operating system: Mac OS X

Software

  • Operating system: Mac OS X
  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.4 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2880 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1800 px
  • PPI: 220

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2560 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1600 px
  • PPI: 227
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Multitouch points: 4

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3615QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3820QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.7 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.9 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz
  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 650M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 256 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 768 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD

Storage

  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 768 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD
  • Speakers: 2

Audio

  • Speakers: 2
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Ambient light: Yes

Sensors

  • Ambient light: Yes
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Thunderbolt: 2
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Thunderbolt: 2
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Size: 95 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 7 hr

Battery

  • Size: 74 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 7 hr
  • GeekBench: 13014

Benchmarks

  • The Verge Battery Test: 6 hours and 18 minutes
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