Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro leaks by way of GeekBench benchmarks
At its Worldwide Developers Conference this year, Apple made quite an impression by introducing its Retina MacBook Pro. Most reviews of the 15-inch Mac laptop were very high, noting that speedy internals, an incredibly sharp display, and a relatively thin and light body for a 15-inch notebook were some of the best features.
Still, it’s around four and a half pounds heavy and has a similar footprint of a non-Retina model, so it’s not the perfect solution for every mobile user. Thankfully, Apple also offers a 13-inch MacBook Pro model, although this current model is just under one-inch thick and has a paltry 1280 x 800 resolution. According to some GeekBench bookmarks of a yet-to-be-released MacBook Pro, however, that resolution and thick body are soon to be bumped up and (presumably) cut down, respectively.
The model identifier MacBookPro10,x signifies a Retina MacBook Pro. The current 15-inch model is MacBookPro10,1, meaning that MacBookPro10,2 is a different Retina model for this generation. (The first number – in this case, 10 – in any Apple model identifier tells you which generation a model is a part of.)
How do we know this is a 13-inch Pro and not a smaller or bigger one? Well, if you look at the processor that’s included, you’ll see that it’s a dual-core i7 clocked at 2.9GHz – the same processor that’s in the current high-end 13-inch Pro. The only other Apple notebook that offers dual-core processors is the MacBook Air, but the fastest clock speed you can get for that product is 2.0GHz.
According to a pair of tweets by MacRumors‘ Editorial Director Arnold Kim, the Retina resolution for a 13-inch screen would be 2560 x 1600, which he came up with by doubling the current gen’s resolution. It’s a good bet, considering that’s exactly what Apple did for the 15-inch model.
Hopefully this 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will be sent to stores soon. After all, it’s a part of the current generation of Retina MacBook Pro models (as signified by the 10) so it’s possible that we could see it relatively soon.[MacRumors | Twitter: 1, 2]