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Buy Macbook Pro 13 Inch Retina Display

2. The displays on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro have rounded corners at the top. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screens are 14.2 inches and 16.2 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

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The original MacBook Pro used the design of the PowerBook G4, but replaced the PowerPC G4 chips with Intel Core processors, added a webcam, and introduced the MagSafe power connector. The 15-inch model was introduced in January 2006; the 17-inch model in April. Later revisions added Intel Core 2 Duo processors and LED-backlit displays.

The unibody model debuted in October 2008 in 13- and 15-inch variants, with a 17-inch variant added in January 2009. Called the "unibody" model because its case was machined from a single piece of aluminum, it had a thinner flush display, a redesigned trackpad whose entire surface consisted of a single clickable button, and a redesigned keyboard. Updates brought Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduced Intel's Thunderbolt.

The Retina MacBook Pro was released in 2012: the 15-inch in June, a 13-inch model in October. It is thinner than its predecessor, made solid-state storage (SSD) standard, added HDMI, and included a high-resolution Retina display. It eliminated Ethernet and FireWire ports and the optical drive.

The original MacBook Pro used the design of the PowerBook G4, but replaced the PowerPC G4 chips with Intel Core processors,[4] added a built-in iSight camera, and introduced the MagSafe power connector. The optical drive was shrunk to fit into the slimmer MacBook Pro; it runs slower than the optical drive in the PowerBook G4 and cannot write to dual-layer DVDs.[4][5] The 15-inch model was introduced in January 2006;[6] the 17-inch model in April.[7] In 2007, the 15-inch model added Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and LED-backlit displays, and 17-inch did in 2008.[8][9] The 2007 revision received new Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT video cards[10][8] and the 2008 revision upgraded the processors to "Penryn" cores while adding multi-touch capabilities to the trackpad.[9][11]

The unibody-construction MacBook Pro largely follows the styling of the original aluminum iMac and the MacBook Air and is slightly thinner than its predecessor, albeit wider and deeper due to the widescreen display.[21] The screen is high-gloss, covered by an edge-to-edge reflective glass finish, while an anti-glare matte option is available in the 15- and 17-inch models in which the glass panel is removed.[26] The entire trackpad is usable and acts as a clickable button.[26] The trackpad is also larger than that of the aluminum models, giving more room for scrolling and multi-touch gestures.[26] When the line was updated in April 2010, inertial scrolling was added, making the scrolling experience much like that of the iPhone and iPad.[27][28][29] The keys, which are still backlit, are now identical to those of Apple's now-standard sunken keyboard with separated black keys.[27] The physical screen release latch from the aluminum models is replaced with a magnetic one.

At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 8, 2009, it was announced that the 13-inch unibody MacBook would be upgraded and re-branded as a MacBook Pro,[31] leaving only the white polycarbonate MacBook in the MacBook line.[32] It was also announced that the entire MacBook Pro line would use the non-user-removable battery first introduced in the 17-inch MacBook Pro.[33] The updated MacBook Pro 13- and the 15-inch would each have up to a claimed 7 hours of battery life, while the 17-inch would keep its 8-hour capacity.[31][33] Some sources even reported up to eight hours of battery life for the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro computers during casual use,[34] while others reported around six hours.[26] Like the 17-inch MacBook Pro, Apple claims that they will last around 1,000 charging cycles while still containing 80% of their capacity.[35] Graphics card options stayed the same from the previous release, although the 13-inch[36] and the base model 15-inch, came with only the GeForce 9400M GPU.[37] The screens were also improved, gaining a claimed 60 percent greater color gamut.[36][37] All of these mid-2009 models also included a FireWire 800 port and all except the 17-inch models would receive an SD card slot.[22] The 17-inch model would retain its ExpressCard/34 slot.[33] For the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the Kensington lock slot was moved to the right side of the chassis.[38] In August 2009, Apple extended the "matte" anti-glare display option to the 15-inch MacBook Pro.[39]

Thunderbolt technology, Sandy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 (on the 13-inch model) or quad-core i7 (on the 15- and 17-inch models) processors, and a high-definition FaceTime camera were added on February 24, 2011. Intel HD Graphics 3000 come integrated with the CPU, while the 15- and 17-inch models also utilize AMD Radeon HD 6490M and Radeon HD 6750M graphics cards. Later editions of these models, following the release of OS X Lion, replaced the Expose (F3) key with a Mission Control key, and the Dashboard (F4) key with a Launchpad key. The chassis bottoms are also engraved differently from the 2010 models.[42] The Thunderbolt serial bus platform can achieve speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s,[43] which is up to twice as fast as the USB 3.0 specification, 20 times faster than the USB 2.0 specification, and up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800.[44] Apple says that Thunderbolt can be used to drive displays or to transfer large quantities of data in a short amount of time.[44]

The Retina MacBook Pro was released in 2012, marketed as the "MacBook Pro with Retina display" to differentiate it from the previous model:[45] the 15-inch in June 2012, a 13-inch model in October.[58] It made solid-state storage (SSD) standard, upgraded to USB 3.0, added an additional Thunderbolt port, added HDMI, and included a high-resolution Retina display.[46] The 15-inch model is 25% thinner than its predecessor. The model name is no longer placed at the bottom of the screen bezel; instead, it is found on the underside of the chassis, similar to an iOS device and is the first Macintosh notebook to not have its model name visible during normal use.[59] It eliminated Ethernet, FireWire 800 ports, but Thunderbolt adapters were available for purchase,[60] Kensington lock slot,[61] the battery indicator button and light on the side of the chassis,[62] and the optical drive, being the first professional notebook since the PowerBook 2400c, [63] but brought a new MagSafe port, dubbed the "MagSafe 2".[64] Apple also claims improved speakers and microphones and a new system for cooling the notebook with improved fans.[64]

The initial revision includes Intel's third-generation Core i7 processors (Ivy Bridge microarchitecture).[46] Apple updated the line, on October 22, 2013, with Intel's Haswell processors and Iris Graphics, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.[68] The chassis of the 13-inch version was slightly slimmed to 0.71 inches (18 mm) to match the 15-inch model. The lower-end 15-inch model only included integrated graphics while the higher-end model continued to include a discrete Nvidia graphics card in addition to integrated graphics.[69] Support for 4K video output via HDMI was added but limited the maximum number of external displays from three to two.[70]

Other updates to the MacBook Pro include dual- and quad-core Intel Skylake Core i5 and i7 processors, improved graphics, and displays that offer a 25% wider color gamut, 67% more brightness, and 67% more contrast. All versions can output to a 5K display; the 15-inch models can drive two such displays. The 15-inch models include a discrete Radeon Pro 450, 455 or 460 graphics card in addition to the integrated Intel graphics. The base 13-inch model has function keys instead of the Touch Bar, and just two USB-C ports. The flash storage in the Touch Bar models is soldered to the logic board and is not upgradeable, while in the 13-inch model without Touch Bar, it is removable, but difficult to replace, as it is a proprietary format of SSD storage.[91][92]

On June 5, 2017, Apple updated the line with Intel Kaby Lake processors and newer graphics cards. A 128 GB[a] storage option was added for the base 13-inch model, down from the base 256 GB[a] storage.[93] New symbols were introduced to the control and option keys. On July 12, 2018, Apple updated the Touch Bar models with Intel Coffee Lake quad-core processors in 13-inch models and six-core processors in 15-inch models, updated graphics cards, third-generation butterfly keyboards that introduced new symbols for the control and option keys, Bluetooth 5, T2 SoC Chip, True Tone display technology, and larger-capacity batteries. The 15-inch model can also be configured with up to 4 TB[a] of storage, 32 GB of DDR4 memory and a Core i9 processor.[94] In late November the higher-end 15-inch model could be configured with Radeon Pro Vega graphics. On May 21, 2019, Apple announced updated Touch Bar models with newer processors, with an eight-core Core i9 standard for the higher-end 15-inch model, and an updated keyboard manufactured with "new materials" across the line.[95] On July 9, 2019, Apple updated the 13-inch model with two Thunderbolt ports with newer quad-core eighth-generation processors and Intel Iris Plus graphics, True Tone display technology, and replaced the function keys with the Touch Bar.[96] macOS Catalina added support for Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 on 2018 and newer models.[97] macOS Catalina 10.15.2 added support for 6016x3384 output on 15-inch 2018 and newer models to run the Pro Display XDR at full resolution.[98]

On November 10, 2020, Apple introduced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports with a brand new Apple M1 processor, directly replacing the previous generation of Intel-based 2020 baseline 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports. The M1 13-inch MacBook Pro was released alongside an updated MacBook Air and Mac Mini as the first generation of Macs with Apple's new line of custom ARM-based Apple silicon processors.[110] This MacBook Pro model retains the same form factor/design and added support for Wi-Fi 6, USB4, and 6K output to run the Pro Display XDR,[111] and increased the memory in the base configuration to 8 GB. The supported external displays was reduced to one, as the previous Intel-based models supported two 4K displays.[112] The FaceTime camera remains 720p but Apple advertises an improved image signal processor for higher quality video.[113] 041b061a72


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