Hardware and Design
From side by side comparison, both 15-inch and 13-inch notebooks are almost similar in the thickness. But there are few noticeable changes in the new model. The 13-inch model is slightly thicker just by few millimeters. Well, other changes are the weight (3.57 lbs vs. 4.46 lbs), depth (8.62’’ vs. 9.73’’), and screen width (12.35‘’ vs. 14.14’’). The new 13-inch Retinal model is lighter, thinner, narrower, and even less deep.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display features 8 GB of 1600 MHz memory, and flash storage up to 768 GB. The default processor is 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. You also have option to choose faster processor but you need to pay extra for a 2.9 Intel Core i7 processors. The notebook also features Intel HD Graphics 4000, two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports, FaceTime HD cameras, improved speakers, dual microphones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a MagSafe 2 power port.
The retina display of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is stunning. The screen is bright and crisp and the viewing angle is up to 178-degree thanks to the IPS technology. This notebook has a spectacular 2560 x 1600 resolution. The pixel density of the Retina display of this 13-inch model is so high that individual pixels can’t be differentiated at a normal distance. The image looks sharp, rich and vibrant. The retina display is really impressive which has 2 million more pixels than an HDTV.
You can expect a good overall performance in MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The Flash storage is up to four times faster than traditional hard drives. Fast flash storage combined with latest mobile processors along with various other groundbreaking features allows you to run your apps smoothly. You will love everything you do here. It is perfect for gaming, video editing, photography, and more.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display has long lasting battery life of around 7 hours as claimed by Apple. This 7-hour battery life is really an impressive for any notebooks. It can remain in standby for up to 30 days. With the all new Power Nap feature, your MacBook stays up to date even when it sleeps. The battery in 13-inch model is 75-watt-hour which is smaller than 95-watt-hour of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.