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Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display starting at $1699

Updated 10 years ago

Apple’s (AAPL) senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller announced on Tuesday the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The new notebook is 20% thinner and weighs a little over 3.5-pounds. It’s the lightest MBP ever. Schiller said the new 13-inch Retina MBP has richer color, deeper blacks, 29% higher contrast ratio, 75% reduced reflection, IPS for 178-degree viewing angles and 300 nits brightness.

Internal guts include Intel (INTC) dual-core Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8GB of RAM, up to 768GB of SSD and a seven hour battery. The new Retina MBP also has stereo speakers that sound better, dual mics and a FaceTime 720p HD webcam.

The new MBP is available starting today starting at $1,699 for 128GB storage, 8GB RAM and 2.5GHz dual-core i5 processor.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.