When it comes to the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, it’s not a matter of if it will be released, as much as when it will be released.
Apple is heavily expected to announce and likely release a 13-inch version of its high-power laptop with ultra-sharp display, complementing the current 15-inch version. The folks at Apple Bitch have done some calculations to give us an idea on how much this laptop will cost.
“The price of the new 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro will lie somewhere between $1199 and $1299 for the base model (likely the higher price point),” according to the report. “The higher end of that estimation stems from the fact that there is a $300 supplement for the 15 inch Retina Display model over the standard 15 inch model and if the same were applied to the non-Retina Display 13 inch MacBook Pro ($999 base) then $1299 is the high figure. That said, the 15 inch non-Retina MacBook Pro is 50% higher in cost compared to the 13 inch non-Retina version, so if that were applied to the price of the 15 inch model, then the figure ends up being around $1199.”
The Retina MacBook Pro has been advertised as the “greatest computer” Apple has ever created.
Recently, more performance benchmarks have been popping up called “MacBook Pro10,2” which suggests a 13-inch Retina model is on the way. The blog Geekbench reports the scores on performance of laptops.
In the past, Geekbench reports have revealed upcoming Mac models, but their specifications haven’t always been accurate.
The resolution of a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display would be 2560×1600. It would also likely utilize the solid-state flash hard drives.
The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro can currently be priced as high as $2,700.