13-inch MacBook Pro with high-resolution Retina display debuts today

Coming at 0.75 inches and 3.57 pounds, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is 20 % thinner and a pound lighter than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro, making it the lightest MacBook ever.

“The 13-inch MacBook Pro is our most popular Mac, and today it gets completely reinvented with a new thin and light design, fast flash storage and a gorgeous Retina display,” Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said. “With vivid colors, razor sharp text and more pixels than anyone else’s 15 or 17-inch notebooks, the Retina display completely changes what you expect from a notebook.”

The display of 2,560-by-1,600 pixels is “four times the number of pixels of the previous generation — that makes it the world’s second-highest resolution notebook computer,” Schiller said.

The updated Mac includes a MagSafe 2 connector, Thunderbolt, a USB 3.0 port.

The notebook is powered by a dual-core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processors, depending on configuration.

The new MacBook is priced at $1,699 for the model featuring a dual-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD.

At a $1,999 price, the new MacBook model features the same processor and a larger 256GB SSD drive.