Macbook Pro 13" with Retina display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raptorstv, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. raptorstv macrumors 6502

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    Where is it, Apple? Will apple release the new MBP 13" version? And since MBP 13" and MBP 15" price difference is $600, i really hope the retina version will start around $1,500 for the 13" version...:mad:
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Pretty lackluster spec bump for the 13" MBP. Very strange as it's their best selling notebook. Maybe that was the idea behind giving the 15" model all the glory... to keep the price of the 13" down?

    And I love how Apple's BTO options are still priced like they don't want you to get any. $1000 for a 512GB SSD. :eek:

    My current MBP is only a year old so I can sit out for a long time.
     
  3. naanod, Jun 11, 2012
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    naanod macrumors newbie

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    I've had my black macbook since '06 and I told myself I wouldn't upgrade till the 13" got a quad core. I was hoping for a retina display today to change that plan since I'm in a desperate need of an upgrade.

    I guess the 13" won't break any ground till 2013?
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I think we'll see a 13" sibling to the Retina Macbook Pro within a year.
     
  5. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    It will just be a beefed up 13" Air. Same thing. Everything will be soldered to the motherboard. No upgrades.

    RIP 13" MBP... :(

    But at least you'll be able to dice salad with it. :eek:
     
  7. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I was anxiously awaiting a 13in Retina too :(

    Perhaps by the end of summer... perhaps not.

    Maybe they had trouble finding enough supply of 13in Retina panels? Does anyone even make a 13in 2560x1600 panel?

    Certainly there were a lot of engineering feats to be had regarding fitting in a discrete GPU as well as packing in enough battery to keep it at 7 hours.
     
  8. anubhav.y macrumors newbie

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    Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI said he doesn't expect the new 13-inch retina display MacBook to be available until August, as the smaller MacBook has "limited space for thermal dissipation," and will also use a "lower-yield" Retina display than the 15-inch model.
     
  9. doschico macrumors newbie

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    Just ordered the 15" Retina and will have to sell it once the 13" Retina arrives. They are worse than crack dealers!
     
  10. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    I think I might do the same.
     
  11. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I concur. New 13" MacBook at $1499.

    That leaves 11" Air at $999, and maybe eventually the new 15" will come down $100 leaving a nice price spread which should make the corporate bean counters happy. (Not sure about us consumers though :()
     
  12. Will G. macrumors member

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    Can someone explain what "lower-yield" means in this context? I've seen this mentioned a bunch and tried searching but couldn't find anything.
     
  13. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It means that some percentage of the LCD panels produced will have defects and have to be discarded in the production line.

    Displays with low pixel densities that use older, less cutting-edge technology have very high yield rates, meaning a very low percentage of panels produced are defective and have to be discarded.

    Displays with high pixel densities and cutting edge manufacturing processes will have lower yield rates, meaning a higher percentage of failures.

    If say the new Retina Macbook Pro's display has a 75% yield rate, that means that to get 75 million good displays Apple has to pay for 100 million displays to be manufactured.
     
  14. naanod macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking about it, but how much money do you guys think you'll lose on it?
     
  15. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    I'll keep it for a year until the 13" retina next year after they upgrade to the intel haswell processors. I keep my products in impeccable condition, keep the box and all plastic wraps. I package it and make it look like it hasn't even been used. I'd say I'll lose $300ish. I sold my early 2011 MBP ($1100 +$100 iTunes card) on ebay last week. Marketed well, sucker paid $1025, ended with $950 after fees and shipping. Lost $200-250 after taxes...nothing for 1.5yrs.
     
  16. Karr271 macrumors regular

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    I see the MacBook air 13 replacing the $1199 macbook pro 13 which may be a reason benind the $100 price drop. Then the retina MacBook pro 13 may start at $1500-$1600.

    Seems like people were still buying the 13 pro because it was $100 cheaper than the 13 air but now that they're the same price, I think more people will buy the MacBook air. It opens up a place for apple to sell a premium MacBook pro retina 13.
     

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