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The new MacBook Pro with Retina display may not be the computer for every small business. But those needing high end features in the areas Apple excels, like graphics, should be ecstatic.

The latest generation of the laptops announced recently offered some pleasant surprises. Most importantly, Apple has dropped the price of the new laptops from $2,199 to $1,999 for the 15-inch laptop and from $1,499 to $1,299 for the 13-inch computer.

New MacBook Pro: System Improvements

But in introducing the new MacBook Pro with Retina display Apple also announced some other improvements:

  • Better processors (an Intel Core i7 for the 15-inch and a Core i5 for the 13 inch laptop).
  • Improved Intel Iris graphics in both laptops.
  • Increased battery life up to nine hours in the 13-inch and eight hours in the 15-inch.

Here’s another look at the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display from The Verge:

Retina Display

Apple introduced Retina display models of both the MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch laptops last year.

For those in need of a refresher, basically, Apple defines Retina display as one in which the number of pixels is so great the human eye can no longer distinguish them individually. So the number of pixels varies with the size of the display.

For the new MacBook Pro, Apple says that amounts to more than four million pixels for the 13-inch laptop and more than five million for the 15-inch producing images crisper than the printed page.

Image: Apple

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