At an event hosted by Apple scheduled to be held on October 23, the company is expected to unveil the iPad mini tablet. As per a recent report by 9to5Mac, we can expect the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display to make its first appearance at the event, with a likely price tag of $1,699.
As per the report, along with the new mini iPads, Mac Minis, and iMacs, Apple will reveal a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display on October 23. The website also has now received pricing information on the base model and the best model. According to the sources of 9to5Mac the entry-level model of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will cost roughly $1,699 at launch, while the model with higher specifications will cost $200 to $300 more. These prices are based on wholesale prices known to 9to5Mac's sources.
It may not sell at the same price in India
By the current conversion rate between the US dollar and the Indian rupee, the price of this notebook roughly translates to Rs 91,150. However, with the 15-inch variant launched much earlier, there was a huge difference between the converted US price and the Indian price. The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro notebooks are available in India at a starting price of Rs 1,52,900.
A recent report by Cnet has indicated that a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was on track for production, according to an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch. The analyst Richard Shim told Cnet that a 13.3-inch Retina version of the MacBook Pro (MBP) was slated for production in the fourth quarter of this year. Shim reiterated that he saw no change in those production plans, and also confirmed that the MBP 13.3-incher will have a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel density display. That compares with the 2880 x 1800, 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro announced in June.
Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display notebook:
- 15.4-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880 x 1800 resolution at 220ppi
- 2.3GHz or 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 6MB shared L3 cache
- 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
- 256GB or 512GB Flash Storage
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
- 720p FaceTime HD camera
- MagSafe 2 power port
- Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10Gbps)
- Two USB 3 ports (up to 5Gbps)
- HDMI port
- Headphone port
- SDXC card slot
- Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
- Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
- 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
- Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
- Stereo speakers
- Dual microphones
- Headphone port
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