Great news for anyone who’s lusted after the gorgeous retina display on the MacBook Pro but has been hesitant to drop $2500 or make room for a 15-inch laptop. Apple has officially announced a 13-inch version of its portable workstation with a 2560×1600 retina display, which is just a slight drop in resolution.
In fact, with the 13-inch model you’ll only be sacrificing a small chunk of resolution. That, and the set of speakers sitting on either side of the 15-inch model’s keyboard. In terms of ports the new 13-inch MacBook Pro has the exact same layout as the previous model, with an SD slot, USB 3, and HDMI on one side, and USB 3, MagSafe 2, a headphone jack and a pair of Thunderbolt ports on the other.
Both models will be available for order on the Apple website following the presentation, and are shipping today. The retina display models start at $1899 in Australia. [Apple]
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