New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Release Date

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Ever since Apple released the powerful MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Apple fans have been clamouring for a slightly smaller, and slightly cheaper 13-inch MacBook Pro with the same solid state technology and stunning Retina Display.

Apple often introduces new technology on its highest end laptops and moves them down to current models, and we’ve heard plenty of rumours and sourced leaks that suggest this is the case: the next step for the Retina Display technology is to go from the 15-inch MacBook Pro to a 13-inch one. Although as with all things Apple, you only ever really know when they announce it on stage .

New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Release Date

According to sources Apple has already started production of a 13-inch MacBook with a Retina Display and is making 1.2 million laptops. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is expected to go on sale in October, possibly at Apple's official special event on 23 October.

READ: 13in Retina MacBook Pro ready for production this quarter, analyst

Seperate reports suggest that a Retina display shortage could be delaying the new MacBook, however.

New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Rumours

The marquee feature of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display would be the high definition display with 2560 pixels by 1600 pixels. As with the new iPad and current MacBook Pro with Retina Display the display will have more pixels per inch than Apple claims the human eye can differentiate between. On a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display that accounts for 227 PPI (Pixels Per Inch).

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 New 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina Display resolution

The purported next-generation 13-inch MacBook would have a screen resolution of of 2560 pixels by 1600 pixels, such as no optical drive and the use of flash storage instead of a hard drive. The new laptop would also have a third-generation Ivy Bridge Core processor clocked at more than 2 GHz, would lack discrete graphics, and be around 0.71 inches thick, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated.

A new 13in MacBook Pro may be set to launch soon with a Retina display, 8GB RAM, and a 2.9 GHz Core i7-3520M, if a new entry in the Geekbench results database is to be believed (Apple purportedly sometimes tests new devices before they launch with Geekbench)

New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display internal components

A device matching the new 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display was benchmarked remotely at website Geekbench.com. According to the Geekbench scorecard, the device has an Intel Core i7-3520M processor running at 2.90Ghz (2 cores and 4 threads) and the processor ID is GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 58 Steppint 9. It has 4MB of L3 Cache and had 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

READ: Apple to ditch Intel chips in future Macs?

New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display benchmarks

The New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display posted a Geekbench score of 7806, between the average result of 5,000 that the current MacBook Pro 13in model typical gets, and the 11,000 that the new MacBook Pro 15in Retina Display model typical scores.

New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display leaked images

We expect the new 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display to be visually similar, if not identical, to the 15-inch model released earlier this year. 

Photographs displaying the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display leaked on Chinese Sites andshow the switch from AMD GPU to Nvidia graphics.

New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display specifications 

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