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SlashGear 101: Retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

SlashGear 101: Retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

You couldn't move this past week for talk on Apple's new hardware for WWDC, with the main attention centering on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and the 2012 MacBook Air. Both citing portability as key to their ethos, and both grabbing Intel's newest third-generation Core processors to back that up with power, each makes a compelling case to be included in your briefcase or bag. But which new notebook is the tastiest Apple for you? Read on for everything you need to know.

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MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2012)

MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2012)

Apple's MacBook Air may have fallen into the shadow of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display at their WWDC 2012 launch this past week, but the updated ultraportable has plenty going for it. A proven design favorite, and undoubtedly the inspiration for a legion of Windows-powered ultrabooks, the MacBook Air now gets a fresh batch of processors in the shape of Intel's latest Ivy Bridge chips, along with a general refresh to the spec sheet. Is that enough to keep the MacBook Air at the top of the ultraportable tree? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display likely coming soon

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display likely coming soon

Once we got our hands on the original 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, it seemed almost inevitable that Apple would release another iteration of the device. Today a note has come through from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI, an analyst group who suggests that a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display might only be three months away. This information also ties in with NPD DisplaySearch analysis says via Richard Shim and Jeff Lin, both of them suggesting that a 13.3-inch panel was already being produced.

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First Retina MacBook Pro online orders have arrived

First Retina MacBook Pro online orders have arrived

The first online orders for Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display have begun shipping. In fact, some customers have already received their shipments, while a few others say that they were able to purchase the Retina MacBook Pro in-store. However, many Apple retail stores are still out-of-stock on the new notebooks other than the display models.

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Opera: No comment on Retina but “will utilize every option” to be best browser

Opera: No comment on Retina but “will utilize every option” to be best browser

Opera has declined to confirm it is making a version of its browser suited to Apple's Retina Display on the new MacBook Pro, but told SlashGear that it "will utilize every option" to be the best on the market. With Opera 12 launching today, we asked Norwegian firm Opera Software if, like Google's Chrome team, it was working on an updated version of the app to suit the super-high-resolution Retina screen. Opera unsurprisingly played it coy, but dropped a few hints along the way.

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Chrome gets MBP Retina Display support in beta release

Chrome gets MBP Retina Display support in beta release

Apple may only have outed its Retina Display MacBook Pro on Monday, but Google's Chrome engineers already have a version of the browser ready to handle the 2880 x 1800 high-resolution screen. "We’re committed to polishing Chrome until it shines on [the new Pro]" the Chrome team wrote this week, releasing an early version of the browser with basic Retina support, and promising more soon.

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display review (mid-2012)

MacBook Pro with Retina Display review (mid-2012)

Faced with one of the most news-packed WWDC keynotes so far, it takes a very special product to stand out but the MacBook Pro with Retina Display managed it. Apple's collective interpretation of what a "next generation" pro-level notebook should be, the new model introduces the first design change in several iterations and marks the debut of Retina screen technology on a Mac. There's no questioning the specifications, but with prices starting from $2,199 - a $400 premium over the regular MacBook Pro, which stays on sale alongside - is the MacBook Pro with Retina Display too rich for the market? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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MacBook Pro Retina display tops panel cost list

MacBook Pro Retina display tops panel cost list

Apple introduced the Retina display MacBook Pro on Monday, with models already available in retail stores and on the company’s online store. The price is higher than the regular MacBook Pros, however, starting at $2,199. Digitimes reports that other manufacturers will begin seeking similar high resolution panels, and has laid out the costs for some of the typical panels one might find in notebooks and ultrabooks.

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Retina MacBook Pro teardown reveals new heights of user-inaccessibility

Retina MacBook Pro teardown reveals new heights of user-inaccessibility

Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display has gone through the traditional gadget rite of passage, the ceremonial teardown, and it's clear that a compact form-factor demands a compromise in repairability. In fact, iFixit says, it's incredibly difficult to open up and access the components inside, being awarded the worst possible score for the potential for user-repair. The struggle begins from the outset, with Apple's proprietary pentalobe screws making an appearance for the first time on a MacBook (and demanding a special driver), and continues all the way through.

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets “Every Dimension” promo

MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets “Every Dimension” promo

No Apple flagship product launch would be complete without a pared-back and deeply tempting advert, and the promo for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is no different. Unsurprisingly the new video, called "Every Dimension", focuses primarily on the 2880 x 1800 IPS LCD screen, though as the notebook carefully rotates we get a glimpse of just how thin the new Pro has become.

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