With Apple Inc just dropping new products in the market, from smartphones to tablets to desktops, one product that definitely attracted the attention of Apple fans was the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display. How does this face off viz-a-viz Apple iPad Air though? Following are some features and specs comparison to help shoppers make a decision:
DISPLAY: With Retina display features in both the gadgets, users would not be able to discern the individual pixels from a normal distance of viewing. They make the icons, texts and images appear that clearer and smoother.
Macbook Pro Retina: 2,560 x 1,600 13.3 inch display/ 227 pixels per inch
iPad Air: 2048 x 1536 9.7-inch display/ 264 pixels per inch
The HD resolution of Macbook Pro Retina is better than that of iPad Air, but the latter has
a higher pixel density.
PROCESSOR: Macbook 13-inch Pro with the latest Intel fourth generation Haswell Processor, with Intel’s brand new chipsets Iris and Iris Pro. iPad Air with A7 64-bit processor and M7 coprocessor makes every task look faster and easier. Both are incredibly fast, Macbook 13-inch Pro runs on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and iPad Air uses the brand new much talked about iOS 7.
BATTERY LIFE: iPad Air promises approximately 10 hours battery life. There is considerable improvement in the battery standby time too. Similar 10 hours battery performance is expected out of Macbook 13-inch 2013 Pro.
DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS: iPad Air is very light in weight, highly portable and feels so comfortable to use. It has a width of 0.75 mm, and an amazing feature that the user almost forgets he is holding the device. Macbook Pro 2013 is very light for a notebook, weighing just over 3lbs and thicker than iPad Air.
iPad Air is priced at $499, while Macbook Pro 2013 at $1099. Both are portable, offer an incredible array of features and highly power packed. Let’s see who makes the cut in the market.
Great news for Apple aficionados. The latest Intel Haswell processor will come with the latest silicon update. Macbook Air gave an outstanding battery performance ; the same is expected out of the new generation Macbook Pros (up to nine hours). The lavish retina display Macbook Pro will offer OS Mavericks X.
As far as the design is concerned, the latest 13-inch retina display model is slimmer and much more lightweight. Also, the 802.11 ac support means Wi-fi browsing speed is tripled. The device includes 4GB RAM, and is priced at $1299. The 15-inch Mac Pro 2013 rocks a 2.0 GHz i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256 GB drive. The exact 802.11 ac support comes with 15-in Macbook Pro 2013. It hosts the processor with Iris Pro Graphics that boosts graphics intensive performance. 15-inch model battery lasts up to 8 hours, that is an impressive battery performance for any laptop. Expect up to sixty percent faster flash storage. Coupled with high quality quad core processors, the most stringent tasks can be done easily and efficiently.
Apple seems to have done away with non retina Macbook Pro models, with the retina display models ready to be shipped today.… Read the rest
There is great hype surrounding the unveiling of new devices by Apple Inc. The release of Macbook Retina Pro, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 is all set to take off during an event on October 22, 2013. Apple aficionados are eagerly waiting for the new updates in the newly launched devices.
The iPad 5 will be slightly slimmer in design, with more acute edges – as noticed in the iPhone 5S. The tech giant is sticking to A7 64-bit processor for all its new devices. The iPad 5 will have a 9.7-inch retina display as seen on the previous versions. It is expected that the Touch ID fingerprint sensor will be seen in iPad 5. The cycle of rumors regarding the second generation iPad mini suggest that the device will feature retina display. The A6 microprocessor chip will give a boost to the processor speeds. The black and space gray color combination is an addition to the current iPad mini.
Macbook Pro will feature Haswell intel microprocessor chip latest technology. The 13- and 15-inch Macbook Pro devices will have a larger battery life, HD camera for better video conferencing and retina display. Lots has been said about the new Mavericks OS X installed on the newer Macs.
Only time will tell how many of these rumors firming up are accurate.… Read the rest
Get ready for the release of Apple Macbook Pro 2013. There is great hype surrounding the Retina Macbook Pro by Apple Inc. This redesigned Macbook Pro which was revealed by a channel inventory, is well on its way on its release dated 22 October, 2013. Included in the inventory snapshots are revelations of new generation iPad mini, 9.7 inch iPad 5 and Apple TV release.
Expectations from the Macbook Pro are quite high considering the feature of retina display. The 13 inch and 15 inch Macbook Pros will not be bulky, include a Hasswell chip and have higher processor speeds. The report by Apple Insider also suggests that the product stock levels for the 16 and 32-GB iPad mini are still lofty. Maybe the tech conglomerate is contemplating the sale of non-retina iPad minis at discounted rates. On the other hand, the sale of retina iPad minis is now in the agenda of Apple Inc.
Another reason that validates the rumors of Macbook Pro release are the attractive sales deals found in many shops. So you can expect new Macs and second generation iPad minis, but there is still no news regarding the release of Apple TV.
Wait with bated breaths for the release of major new Apple products this Oct 22 at a media event in San Francisco. The rumors that Macbook Pro with the Intel Hasswell micro processor chip, faster processor speeds and the retina display will be released are true indeed. Expect better battery life on the newer Macs. Besides that, a full HD camera promises better video conferencing. The iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 too will be launched on the same day. There are speculations about the release of the brand new Operating System OX 10.9 Mavericks.
Was this the original plan or the release date was changed to catch some of Google’s limelight with the latter’s smartphone and Android 4.4 Kitkat release slated on Tuesday. Whatever be the case, the 2013 Retina Macbook Pro will be sold from October 24 or 25 and will be available on the web immediately. The launch event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Let’s wait and see what the tech giant has to offer this time.… Read the rest
In all probability Apple Macbook pro would release on October 25. Macbook Pro is the most anticipated ultra book of the year and since months, Apple enthusiasts are looking forward to an Apple Macbook Pro upgrade.
According to Christian Post.com, the new Macbook Pro would be hitting the shelves on October 25 and it is expected that Apple Macbook Pro would feature the new Intel Haswell processor.”
As the Apple Macbook release nears, more and more features are coming to surface. Apple analysts have reported that Apple would roll out two model of Macbook Pro, one with Retina display and one without retina display.
Though both the models of Apple Macbook Pro would come with extended battery life, some tech analysts have also reported that prices of both the models would shoot up.
Apple is also releasing its new OS called OSX Mavericks and Macbook Pro would come pre-loaded with the OS. Apple would also release Apple iPad 5 and Apple iPad Mini 2 this year. And experts believe that just like Apple iPad mini, Apple iPad 5 would be lighter and thinner .
According to Christianpost.com, “The iPad 5 is rumored to feature a design similar to the old iPad mini. That means it will be significantly thinner, lighter, and will give it smaller side bezels.The iPad 5 is also expected to come with the same 64-bit A7 processor as the iPhone 5S and an 8-megapixel camera.The new iPad Mini 2 will also feature the new processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and a Retina Display.”… Read the rest
If reports are to be believed, the Apple is all set to launch the MacBook Pro on the 17th November.
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MacG.co, a French website, reports that the powerful and feature packed desktop from Apple, MacPro, will be announced for sale from 17th November. The site also has claimed that they have obtained the release information from the same source who had passed the release information of the 5th generation iPod the previous year.
On the other hand, the tech giant has also indicated that it will be releasing the MacBook Pro in the fall. The Mac Pro was unveiled by Apple at the Worldwide Developers’ Conference that was held in June. The Mac Pro flaunts several exciting features like 1,833 MHz memory, 12-core Intel Xeon processor and also flash memory storage.
Along with the Mac Pro, it is also highly likely that Apple will launch the 2013 Haswell MacBook Pro, 2014 MacBook Air Convertible and also the New Mac Pro on the 17th November. The New Mac Pro will be featuring the dual, standard GPUs for clearer and better graphics and will also be supporting several streams for the innovative 4K displays. This is the first ever Mac Pro to have been assembled together in the USA. … Read the rest
Apple Macbook pro 2013 would be hitting the shores within two weeks. We are already told you that Apple would bestow the consumers with 13 and 11 inch Retina display model. However, there is still no news about Apple Macbook Pro LTE capabilities. Till date none of the Apple products have been able to offer LTE capabilities to its consumers.
LTE capabilities make for a cheaper and better data plan experienceand it is high time that Apple should consider bringing this feature to its line of products, especially Apple Macbook Pro. Apart from LTE capabilities we are also expecting a thinner Macbook Pro. It has also been rumored that Apple Macbook Pro is going for a sharper and better display technology.
Apple has already got a LTE patent for Apple macbook and according to Gotta.mobile.com, “The patent, detailed at Patently Apple, highlights a cavity in the MacBook Pro that could fit a 4G LTE antenna. An earlier Macbook Pro 3G prototype appeared on eBay with an external antenna.”
Apple users have their hopes pinned to Apple macbook pro as far as LTE capabilities are concerned. One of the Apple users, Tyler Ridings tweeted, “If my new Macbook Pro had built-in LTE, it would be 100x more awesome.”
Let us know your thoughts about Apple Macbook Pro LTE capabilities.
Apple is all set to launch its fresh line of products. The first phase of the launch (scheduled on October 22 ) will see the release of Apple OS X Mavericks followed by the release of Apple Macbook Pro and Apple iPad 5 on October 25. The industry experts are saying that Apple is not going to make any external changes in the new line of Macbook Pro; however there will be internal changes. The Intel Haswell processor would boost the battery life and a new display technology would give boost to Apple Macbook pro graphics.
A new report claims that Apple will use a supreme display technology. David Hsieh, vice-president of Display Search in China told CNET “Based on supply chain research, we believe Apple is planning to revamp nearly all of the displays in its products over the next year. This would indicate that Apple, once again, intends to count on display technology for new product innovation. We can speculate about Apple’s new products as follows.”
There are already predictions that Apple will enhance the display of Macbook Pro by leaps and bounds. It may have a resolution of 3840×2160, thanks to Sharp’s IGZO display. It is also rumoured that Apple Macbook Pro may go extremely thin.… Read the rest
If you are an apple fan and a brand loyal dedicated customer of apple’s products, you better mark 25 october in your calendars as Apple has announced to launch its all new MacBook Pro 2013. Apple is the leading giant in computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and the related accessory and dominates the market. All its products have been well accepted by the customers and now this new product is all set to put market on fire.
The three features that you can definitely anticipate in this upcoming MacBook are:
Similar configuration with both retina and non-retina build
Just like the other MacBooks, it will have a powerful processor. Battery backup after a single charge will be relatively higher and will last for 12 hours even after rigorous use. Moreover, two kinds of models will be manufactured – with retina scan and without retina scan, to serve a wider range of consumers.
Since it’s more advanced and have a lot of updates, it can be viable expected that the price of this MacBook will be higher. But to survive the competition with windows, Apple has to take special care of it.
OS X maverick will be now affordable
The newly built MacBooks will have the advanced Maverick operating system but those who are looking forward to update, Maverick will now be more affordable.