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Apple brings a retina display to the 13" MacBook Pro

Apple announced its 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display back in June. Now, it’s brought “Retina Fever” to the 13” MacBook Pro.
 
The new 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display is only .75" thin and weighs only 3.57 pounds, one pound lighter than the previous version. As expected, the display now has a resolution of 2560x1600, features 29% higher contrast ratio, a 75% reduction in glare, 178 degree viewing angle, and brightness of 300 nits.
 
 

 
The new 13' MacBook Pro with Retina Display keeps the same design aesthetic as the previous version, and includes USB 3.0 ports, FaceTime HD, backlit keyboard, and of course, Thunderbolt. In order to achieve the weight targets and thin frame, Apple ditched the internal optical drive.
 
The new 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display comes with dual-core Intel i5 or i7 processors, 8GB standard RAM, and up to a 768GB SSD. Battery life is rated at “up to” 7 hours.
 
The 2.5GHz Core i5 version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage starts at $1,699 and is available today. 


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RE: I don't know man...
By zerocks on 10/23/2012 7:28:35 PM , Rating: 2
Heaps of laptops these days don't have any optical drive to speak of, they're becoming useless, some of the nicer companies (I think ASUS does this with a few models) offer slim USB ODD's with their laptops that don't have an internal one..


RE: I don't know man...
By norjms on 10/24/2012 5:54:55 AM , Rating: 3
Although I can see not everyone strictly needs or wants a ODD. I wouldn’t want to do without one. I guess I grab a Blu-ray/DVD from Redbox on a regular basis especially when on trips out of town. As for installing software via flash drive sure if you have a digital copy. Take WoW for example. It is Mac compatible and can be downloaded from the web legally. I’d be damned if I’d prefer to do so versus throwing a disc in and installing that way. Also, when you unexpectedly replace a hard drive OS reinstalls a pita without a disc drive or another computer to build the flash drive.


RE: I don't know man...
By TakinYourPoints on 10/25/2012 4:04:35 AM , Rating: 2
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It is Mac compatible and can be downloaded from the web legally. I’d be damned if I’d prefer to do so versus throwing a disc in and installing that way.


Why? Downloads are fast, and once you've done that you can copy your game folder over to an external hard drive. I have my entire Steam folder as well as games like Starcraft 2 backed up to an external hard drive. When I need to reinstall the OS I just drag those folders over after installing the OS. It is WAY faster than reinstalling everything from disc, so much better.


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