Apple introduces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, redesigned iMac

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Apple updated its Mac line-up today with an all new iMac and a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

The new iMac is insanely thin at just 5mm at the edge. It comes at two sizes: 27-inches with a 2560 x 1440 display, and 21.5-inches with a 1920 x 1080 display - both with 178-degree viewing angles. Customers can choose between Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 3TB of storage.

Apple incorporated its new Apple Fusion Drive into the new iMacs, which stores the OS and applications on a 128GB SSD and larger data on a 1TB or 3TB hard drive. With data management happening automatically in the background, the Fusion Drive appears as a single drive to the user.

The 21.5-inch iMac with a 2.7GHz i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB Fusion Drive starts at $1,299. It will ship next month, and the 27-inch model will come in December.

On the portable side, there's a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. This model shares most of its features with the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. It measures 20 percent thinner than the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, while displaying four times as many pixels at 2560 x 1600 resolution (227 PPI). It also has two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and MagSafe 2 power adapter.

Unlike the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, it lacks a discrete graphics card. This means users will be using the integrated HD 4000 graphics card to display more than four million pixels. We think it might be a bit underpowered, but we'll hold our judgment for now.

The new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will ship today starting at $1,699. The base model comes with a 2.5GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB of flash storage.

Winston