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Apple is looking to launch the 13-inch Retina MacBook either this September or early October

Apple is expected to release a 13-inch next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina display this fall.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI, who provided the tip to Apple Insider, Apple is looking to launch the 13-inch Retina MacBook either this September or early October. Kuo has already correctly predicted that Apple would axe the 17-inch MacBook Pro and instead sell the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display along with a previous-generation without Retina.

The 13-inch next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina display is expected to feature 2560 x 1600 resolution, a thinner body than the 15-inch version, no optical disc drive (solid-state flash memory storage only), Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, and an Intel Ivy Bridge processor with speeds over 2 GHz.


Apple's 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Kuo said Apple didn't reveal the new product at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week because "of a low yield rate" as well as challenges with assembly.

Apple unveiled a number of new MacBooks at WWDC, including new 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs, new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros (without Retina display) and a 15.4-inch 2880 x 1800 display high-end laptop.

Source: Apple Insider



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RE: sure..
By mellomonk on 6/15/2012 11:04:56 AM , Rating: 2
Killing it makes sense. The 17"laptop market has been marginal at best. The retina 15" would easily cover 90% of the uses with it's desktop real estate. With more and more of the world going to Ultrabook class laptops and tablets, the giant laptops just became more and more a evolutionary dead end.

Had the misfortune of having to deal with a 17" HP a few years back. You could actually grab the corner and flex the keyboard an inch or two. The last 17" MBPro I handled was far stiffer, but nowhere near the solidity of the unibody 15.


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