13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina screen 'out this year'

Cheaper version on the cards

13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina screen  out this year

Apple may have decided to kill off its 17-inch MacBook Pro but there's a 13-inch version on the way which sports a Retina screen.

The arrival of WWDC earlier this week brought with it tears from many a website developer, who knew that the arrival of a Retina screen on a MacBook Pro would make websites look more than a little rubbish.

This aside, the arrival of a Retina screen on a MacBook is a nice shift forward in screen technology. Unfortunately it comes at a price with the 15-inch MacBook costing at least £1,799 ($2,199).

There's some hope for those who can't afford this, however, with news that a 13-inch MacBook Pro may be entering the market in October 2012.

Book 'em

This is according to Apple Insider, which notes that 13-inch version will have a powerful Retina display, a 2GHz Ivy Bridge Processor and Intel 4000 HD integrated graphics.

Now, all this sounds a little less painful on the pockets but if a 13-inch MacBook Pro is indeed on the cards then Apple will be encroaching on the MacBook Air 2012's turf, especially given that the Pro has been on something of a diet.

Via Apple Insider