On October 23rd, Apple’s iPad Mini will be the star on-stage alongside upgrades of Mac Mini, iMac, and Macbook. Apple is expected to unveil an all-new 13-inch Macbook with Retina display to the public. Apple first introduced Retina-display Macbooks during their annual World Wide Developers Conference in late Spring. Now the Cupertino-based company is expected to expand Retina display to the 13-inch Macbook at a base-price of $1,699.
When Apple’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cook, takes the spotlight next Tuesday, rumors suggest, a 13-inch Retina display Macbook will be uncovered. The entry level 13″ Retina Macbook Pro will cost a hefty $1,699 at launch, and higher-end models with improved specs will cost just $200 to $300 more.
Currently, the Retina Macbook Pro selection is anything but ‘wallet-friendly,’ as the current 15-inch base model retails for $2,199 prior to adding taxes. Such a 13-inch variety of this laptop will grab the attention of the average middle-class consumer. After all, not everyone is in the market for such a large 15-inch laptop.
Recent guidance has suggested the 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro will have a 2,560×1,600 pixels display resolution. The laptop itself is even expected to be slimmed down — similar to the size of current 15-inch varieties of the Macbook Pro. Furthermore, expect to find two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and full-sized SD card reader bundled with it.
A release date for the Retina Macbook Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac couldn’t be known — although they will likely launch around the same time as the iPad Mini (November 2nd) to assure Holiday availability.