- The MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display
- Mac Mini updates; and
- A new iMac family.
Here are the key points on each introduction:
MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display
- The new model is about a pound lighter than the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, and is 0.75 inches thick.
- The 13″ MacBook Pro’s Retina display has more than 4 times as many pixels than its predecessor.
- It has a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, stereo speakers, a backlit keyboard, and glass multi-touch trackpad.
- Intel Core i5 or i7 “Ivy Bridge” processors
- Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics.
- 7 hours of battery life
- 8 gigabytes of RAM.
The entry-level 2.5-gigahertz model with 8 gigabytes of RAM is $1699. See the Apple site for details. Mac Mini The Mac Mini received an update that offers performance improvements:
- A 2.5-gigahertz dual-core i5 model with 4 gigabytes of RAM and a 500 gigabyte hard drive starts at $599.
- 2.3-gigahertz quad-core i7 server model with 4 gigabytes of RAM and two 1-terabyte hard drives is $999.
- The new Mac mini can be custom configured with up to 16 gigabytes of RAM with build-to-order options.
- A new ‘Fusion Drive’ option combines Flash drive and hard drive performance.
- The iMac desktop is 5 millimeters thick;
- 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor + 8 GB RAM + 1 TB drive baseline configuration;
- The new iMac eliminates the optical drive;
- The new iMac is available in 21.5-inch and 27-inch models;
- FaceTime HD camera;
- Dual microphones and a stereo sound system.
- The new design is about 8 pounds lighter than the previous generation.
The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US); and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US).