Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (13-inch)

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: Oct. 23, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,699.00

What You Need To Know

  • Does not have an optical drive
  • Has two Thunderbolt ports and an HDMI out port
  • Charging port is Apple's new MagSafe2 — it's not compatible with your old MacBook chargers

Verge Review

A review of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display so closely following a review of the 15-inch model has many layers. In isolation, the 13-inch Pro is just a smaller version of its well-regarded bigger brother, and so it’s easy to set expectations. But more broadly, the new 13-inch Pro is much more than that: it’s a logical endpoint for a number of Apple and tech industry trend lines and the start of a new wave altogether. It’s a mainstream laptop that uses all the space-saving...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Mainstream
Thickness .75 inches
Weight 3.57 pounds
Operating system Mac OS X
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
The Verge Battery Test 6 hours and 18 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Mainstream
Width 12.35 inches
Depth 8.62 inches
Thickness .75 inches
Weight 3.57 pounds
Color Silver / Black
Software
Operating system Mac OS X
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Display surface Glossy
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 2560 px
Resolution (Y) 1600 px
PPI 227
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.5 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.1 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.9 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.1 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Memory
Base RAM size 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
Storage
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Max. config SSD 768 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Sensors
Ambient light Yes
Port options
USB 3.0 2
Thunderbolt 2
HDMI 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
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
Battery
Size 74 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable No
Quoted time 7 hr
Benchmarks
The Verge Battery Test 6 hours and 18 minutes
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