Difference between MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro Retina

Key Difference: MacBook Pro is a portable computer produced by Apple Inc. A new technology known as ‘Retina Display’ was added to it with some more features; and marketed as MacBook Pro Retina.

The MacBook Pro is a portable computer (laptop) that is designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. The MacBook Pro has 13-inch and 15-inch models available in the market. It is considered superior to the MacBook Air. The current model of MacBook Pro was launched on June 11, 2012.

MacBook Pro with Retina was launched on February 13, 2013. Retina display is a technology that has liquid crystal display which has a very high pixel density and the human eyes are unable to notice any pixilation from a normal viewing distance. It is considered as the best display technology that has excellent graphics.

The detailed information table about MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina has been taken from Apple website.

 

MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro with Retina

Manufacturer:

Apple

Apple

Variations:

13 inch and 15 inch display

13 inch and 15 inch display

Price:

13 inch: $1,199 and $1,499

15 inch: $1,799

13 inch: $1,499 and $1,699

15 inch: $2,199 and $2,799

Operating system:

Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Processor:

13 inch: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 and 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7

15 inch: 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

13 inch: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 and 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5

15 inch: 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 and 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

Turbo Boost:

13 inch: Up to 3.1GHz and 3.6GHz

15 inch: Up to 3.3GHz

13 inch: Up to 3.1GHz and 3.2GHz

15 inch: Up to 3.4GHz and 3.7Ghz

Storage:

13 inch: 500GB and 750GB

15 inch: 500GB

13 inch: 128GB and 256GB

15 inch: 256GB and 512GB

Memory:

13 inch: 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory and 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

15 inch: 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

13 inch: 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory

15 inch: 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L and 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory

L3 cache:

13 inch: 3MB and 4MB

15 inch: 6MB

13 inch: 3MB

15 inch: 6MB

Dimensions:

13 inch:

Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)

Width: 12.78 inches (32.5 cm)

Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)

15 inch:

Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)

Width: 14.35 inches (36.4 cm)

Depth: 9.82 inches (24.9 cm)

13 inch:

Height: 0.75 inch (1.9 cm)

Width: 12.35 inches (31.4 cm)

Depth: 8.62 inches (21.9 cm)

15 inch:

Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)

Width: 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)

Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)

Weight:

13 inch: 4.5 pounds

15 inch: 5.6 pounds

13 inch: 3.57 pounds

15 inch: 4.46 pounds

Graphics:

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Display:

13 inch: LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors

15 inch: LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display with support for millions of colors

LED-backlit display with IPS technology

Camera:

720p FaceTime HD camera

720p FaceTime HD camera

USB ports:

Two USB 3 ports

Two USB 3 ports

SD card support:

SDXC card in both, 13 inch and 15 inch

SDXC card in both, 13 inch and 15 inch

DVD drive:

Yes

No

Wi-Fi:

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth:

v4.0

v4.0

Battery:

Up to 7 hours

Up to 7 hours

Track Pad:

Multi-Touch; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities.

Multi-Touch; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Operating temperature:

50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)

50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)

Warranty:

90 day phone support, 1 year limited warranty

90 day phone support, 1 year limited warranty

Environmental factors:

Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure, Mercury-free LED backlit display, Arsenic-free display glass, BFR-free, PVC-free, Reduced packaging volume, Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements and Rated EPEAT Gold.

Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure, Mercury-free LED backlit display, Arsenic-free display glass, BFR-free, PVC-free, Reduced packaging volume, Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements, Rated EPEAT Gold and packaging volumes reduced by 25 percent for up to a 45 percent reduction in aircraft usage.

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