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Retina Displays for MacBook Pro Are Here

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DisplaySearch senior analyst Richard Shim claimed that Retina displays bound for Apple’s next-generation MacBook Pro are now available in the supply chain; however, the screens are a bit pricey. High-definition screens for 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros cost $134 and $160, respectively, from suppliers.

Will Apple pass the cost of the Retina display to consumers? That’s not clear yet. However, potential customers can hope for the best since the company didn’t do that with the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

The market research firm also added that the high-definition screens could add 100 pixels per inch for each notebook model. The 13-inch display has a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, while the 15-inch has a 2880 x 1800 resolution.

Redesigned MacBook Pro Is in the Works

More and more news about the next-generation MacBook Pro has been roaming the Internet, suggesting that Apple is gearing up for a redesigned notebook. It was previously reported that the company would introduce a slimmer and lighter laptop at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year.

Earlier, there were claims that Apple is preparing to mass-produce its 15-inch MacBook Pros in mid-April and it will see an initial shipment of 200,000 units. The redesigned notebook is expected to be powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor.

Although the company has plans to cut the fat out of its core products, it seems that the laptop will get the major overhaul this year. Adopting the traits of MacBook Air, the next-generation MacBook Pro will feature an ultrathin enclosure, flash-memory-based solid-state drives, instant-on capabilities, and extended battery life. On the other hand, the notebook will ditch the optical drive.

Updated iMac Coming This June

Other than the MacBook Pro, there is also a rumor that an updated iMac will hit the road this June. The all-in-one desktop is said to feature Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors and anti-reflective glass from G-Technology. This is a first for Apple, as the display was only offered for MacBook as a build-to-order option. There are also claims that the computer sill be slimmer than its predecessors.

The redesigned iMac will be released after the next-generation MacBook Pro arrives at the stores. Although there were rumors that the desktop would also have a Retina display, this feature was not highlighted by DisplaySearch.

In addition, the market research firm did not identify any potential for Retina displays on the 17-inch MacBook Pro. It should be recalled that there were previous suspicions, that Apple would discontinue the production of the said model. If that turns out to be the case, and if the rumors turn out to be true, people will be left with 13- and 15-inch model notebooks that feature a high-definition display.

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