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13-Inch MacBook Pro Gets 227 PPI Retina Display

The 13-inch MacBook Pro offers a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro offers a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.

Apple has released a new version of its 13.3-inch MacBook Pro notebook, offering a high-resolution Retina display with a pixel density of 227 pixels per inch (for about 4.1 million total pixels).

The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro is built around a dual-core 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 3 MB shared level-3 cache. The 227 PPI screen offers a 2,560 x 1,600 native resolution, with support for full-resolution dual-screen display or mirroring, driven by Intel's HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics processing technology.

Other features of the new model include:

  • 802.11n (single-band) and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless communications;
  • FaceTime HD camera (720p);
  • Backlit keyboard with multi-touch trackpad;
  • Dual USB 3 ports;
  • Dual Thunderbolt display ports;
  • Dual mics;
  • HDMI output;
  • SDXC card slot;
  • Dual built-in mics; and
  • Combo headphone jack for analog stereo and optical audio (mini-Toslink) out, plus support for Apple's iPhone headset with microphone.

It weighs in at 3.57 pounds and measures 0.75" (h) x 12.35" (w) x 8.62" (d).

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is available today starting at $1,699. The base configuration includes a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor running at 2.5 GHz; 8 GB 1,600 MHz DDR3L memory; and 128 GB flash storage. Optional configurations include an Intel Core i7 processor and flash storage of up to 768 GB. Additional details can be found on Apple's MacBook Pro portal.

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