13" Retina MacBook Pro October Release

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  1. b.tuszkiewicz macrumors member

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    Long time lurker, first time poster...

    So I'm sure I'm in the same boat as many others on here. Back when the 15" MacBook Pro got Retina treatment I was disappointed to hear that the 13" version didn't get the update as well. I was once again disappointed this past week to hear that once again there was no 13" Retina MacBook Pro released.

    So I'm left once again waiting until October with my fingers crossed that this machine becomes a reality.

    Until then, who thinks that Apple will release a 13" Retina MacBook Pro next month?

    Yay or Nay? Why? Or why not?
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Tons of threads on this already and major consensus is YES!
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i say more likely a 13" MBA with retina

    the only reason i dont see a 13 rMBP is in order to make the rMBP that much different than and MBA is to have a quad core, detected GPU and 16GB ram and for these specs that would price the 13 rMBP at about $1899 which might be too much for a 13" computer
     
  4. bill-p macrumors 68000

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    I think NAY.

    The problem is that Apple still hasn't worked out the best way to keep performance up on the 15" Retina MacBook yet... so it'll be a lot worse on a less powerful 13" MacBook.

    Plus if it was to be reality, we should have heard more about it by now. It's already September 18.
     
  5. b.tuszkiewicz thread starter macrumors member

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    Looking at the prices of the 15 inch models

    I'd say the 13" Retina MacBook Pro prices would look something like this

    $1529 Base Low End
    2.5 GHz
    8 GB RAM
    256 GB SSD

    UPGRADE OPTIONS
    2.7 GHz + $370
    16 GB +$200
    512 GB +$500
    768 GB +$1000


    $1850 Base High End*
    2.9 GHz
    8 GB RAM
    512 GB SSD

    UPGRADE OPTIONS
    3.0 GHz + $270
    16 GB +$200
    768 GB +$500
     
  6. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    i dont think they will come out next month as hopeful as I am. I think theyre still working out the kinks
     
  7. Cassadian macrumors regular

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    Those prices are ridiculous. Period.

    You haven't fully calculated several things. First of all, the increase in SSD memory for the high end model isn't reflected in the price etc. etc.

    My guess is that if it's not the MBA with a Retina refresh, the base model (if there is a dedicated GPU) will be basically at the same price of the current 15 inch cMBP or a very similar price.
     
  8. b.tuszkiewicz thread starter macrumors member

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    Same I'm starting to be less convinced but I'm still hoping.

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    That's how Apple has it calculated between the two models of 15" Retina MacBook Pros
     
  9. Cassadian macrumors regular

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    Not to be rude. But you're kidding me right?

    15-inch: 2.3 GHz Retina display
    2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB flash storage1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
    Built-in battery (7 hours)2
    In Stock
    Free Shipping
    $2,199.00

    15-inch: 2.6 GHz Retina display
    2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    512GB flash storage1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
    Built-in battery (7 hours)2
    In Stock
    Free Shipping
    $2,799.00

    600 dollar difference for the +100 dollar upgrade of the processor and +500 dollar upgrade of the SSD. I'm really not sure what you're talking about.
     
  10. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    Somehow my gut feeling says that if the 13 rmbp comes out,
    It will be named 13" Retina Macbook with the specs of current 13 mbp plus the retina screen but instead of 500gb it will use 128 gb ssd as base.
     
  11. b.tuszkiewicz thread starter macrumors member

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    That's basically what I want. A MacBook Pro with a thinner profile. I don't need te extra weight of a HD or an optical drive. Sure I can swap out the optical drive and put in an SSD. But I can't shave the thickness down myself.

    And sure the MackBook air is more portable, but it lacks the power I'm looking for. I think a 13" retina MacBook Pro would satisfy many people. Just a matter of time if we'll actually see it.
     
  12. b.tuszkiewicz thread starter macrumors member

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    With Microsoft adding retina display to office and other apps adding retina support I think we'll be seeing a 13" Retina Model in October. You would think Apple would want more of their notebooks making use for retina enabled Apps and programs

    Fingers crossed
     
  13. bill-p macrumors 68000

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    Or... you would think they want to sell more Retina 15" MacBook Pro...

    There is still no indication of a 13" MacBook at this point. We are already 2/3 past September. If one is indeed in production, Apple should already start shipments from China.

    Plus if OS X 10.8.2 is any indication, it still points to Apple being unable to harness the integrated graphics for handling Retina.
     
  14. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Incoming "LG OR SAMSUNG?!?!11one" 13'' rMBP threads ...
     
  15. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

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    That doesn't make any sense. It would give the 13" a more powerful range of CPUs than the 15".
     
  16. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I'm guessing that those are dual core CPUs he's listing based on the frequencies. The 15" has quad core CPUs.
     
  17. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    please go to school or something.
     
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  19. baulder macrumors newbie

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    Oct 5

    News from the Taiwan supply chains say ipad mini & improved ipad 3 will appear on Oct 5, so rMBP may not be on that show
     

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