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posted: 10/23/2012 1:49 PM

Apple introduces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday.

      Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple is introducing a new 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop that has a "Retina" display, with four times the resolution of the previous model.

The new model follows a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display introduced this summer, and will start at $1,699. Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller said it will go on sale immediately.

The old MacBook Pro will still be sold, starting at $1,199.

The new model dispenses with an optical drive and a traditional hard drive. Instead, it uses solid-state "flash" memory. This makes it 20 percent thinner and at 3.75 pounds, nearly a pound lighter than the previous model.

Apple revealed the new computer at an event in San Jose, Calif., where it also revealed a smaller iPad and updated the full-sized one.

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