ZNet’s Sean Portnoy notes that KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo has joined the growing chorus of prognosticators specualting that Apple could be preparing a Retina Display version of a new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro to launch in the fall before the holiday shopping season. Mr. Kuo, who correctly predicted that the 2880 x 1800 MacBook Pro would be announced at last week’s WWDC told AppleInsider that a 13-inch Retina MacBookPro would have a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, lose the optical drive and hard disk in lieu of solid state storage, and be slightly thinner than its 15-inch sibling, claiming that Apple wanted to debut the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display at the same time as the 15-inch model, but that the panel yield for the new model was too low, but that a smaller screen size and lack of a discrete graphics card will probably keep the price of the 13-inch version under $2,000 [we would certainly hope so! - Ed.].
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