Apple announces new 13-inch MacBook Pro: Retina display, up to Core i7 processor, 19mm thin, starts at $1699

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Apple has unveiled their 13-inch Macbook Pro today, and boy is it a beauty. This 13-inch notebook is slimmer than their previous offering (up to 20% slimmer in fact) and is only 19mm thin – which if you’re paying attention, puts it squarely in ultrabook territory. Apple is particularly proud of the 13-inch IPS Retina display – the company says that it offers nearly twice the resolution of your standard HD display, and has 29% higher contrast ratio over the previous model. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro also has 75% reduced glare and is rated at 300 nits for brightness.

Like previous models, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will come in a number of configurations, which include Core i5 and i7 processor flavors, up to 768GB of flash storage, and 8GB of RAM. It will come with Intel’s Integrated HD 4000 graphics. Apple says that you can expect up to 7 hours of useful battery life.

Prices for the new MacBook Pro start at $1,699 (around Php 70,300 without taxes) for the base model which has a Core i5 processor running at 2.5GHz, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage.