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13.3 inch Retina Macbook Pro on the way

Production is already moving ahead for a Retina 13.3 inch Macbook Pro, according to CNET – who spoke with an analyst. The 13.3 inch machine will feature a Retina display with a native resolution of 2,560×1600. NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim broke the news, saying that LDG, Sharp and Samsung are making the panels.

He said “The supply chain indications are that it’s for a MacBook Pro 13.3 — not a MacBook Air.” Production volume is also said to be higher than the 15.4 inch Retina MacBook Pro. – up from a few hundred thousand to several million.

He added “It depends on how the yield rates turn out. If the yield rates are really good and they’re at 70, 80, 90 percent, then they’ll probably be in the million and a half range.”

The 15.4 inch Retina powered Macbook Pro has a native IPS resolution of 2,880×1,800 pixels, much more than any PC laptop maker can deliver currently. Apple are apparently aiming to release the 13.3 inch MacBook Pro Retina at a much lower price than the 15.4 inch version currently on the market. The machine is expected to be released before the end of the year.

Kitguru says: Another Retina powered Macbook system – when will PC manufacturers adopt the same technology for the mainstream audience?

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