Revealed: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

New model follows Cupertino trend of being lighter and thinner than predecessors

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Revealed: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display Pixel density is designed to be sufficiently high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels at standard viewing distances.
By  Stephen McBride Published  October 24, 2012

Apple Inc today introduced an all-new version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring a Retina display and all flash storage in a new compact design. At 0.75 inches and 1.62 kg, the machine is 20% thinner and almost a pound lighter than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro.

"The 13-inch MacBook Pro is our most popular Mac, and today it gets completely reinvented with a new thin and light design, fast flash storage and a gorgeous Retina display," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

"With vivid colors, razor-sharp text and more pixels than anyone else's 15- or 17-inch notebooks, the Retina display completely changes what you expect from a notebook."
According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro "packs more than 4 million pixels into its 13-inch Retina display, nearly twice the number of pixels in an HD television". At 227 pixels per inch, the Retina display's pixel density is designed to be sufficiently high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels at standard viewing distances, so images "look sharp and text looks like it does on the printed page".

"With four times the pixels of the current 13-inch MacBook Pro, you can view and edit video in pixel-accurate 1080p and see a new level of detail in high resolution images," Apple said in a press release. "The 13-inch Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and has 75% less reflection and 28% higher contrast than the current generation."

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