The 13-inch MacBook Pro was already one of Apple’s most popular products, but the company’s announcement of the MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Display is even more of a looker.
According to Apple, the new Retina display fits more than 4 million pixels onto the screen at a density of 227 pixels per inch. The company claims this screen features twice the number of pixels as an HD TV, as well as a resolution at which individual pixels are indistinguishable to the human eye.
Apple also highlighted the new model’s flash storage, which allows for more responsiveness when launching applications or waking the computer up from sleep.
Several commentators noted that the computer’s new design also puts it in the same portability category as the MacBook. Just 0.75 inches thick and weighing 3.57 pounds, the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina is nearly a pound lighter and 20 percent thinner than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro. It’s also only about half a pound heavier than the MacBook Air.
The computer is already on sale, and benchmarks from MacWorld place it as the most powerful 13-inch model available from Apple. If you’re not quite ready to spring for a new model, though, MacBook repair and upgrade services from iResQ can help keep your current device running smoothly.