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Refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina Display Would Be Slimmer Says Analyst

[Photo Source: TechRadar]
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Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most reliable analysts of KGI Securities who specializes in Apple products said that there is a possibility that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display could get a slimmer frame if it will be refreshed by the company.

In Kuo’s research note to the investors which was highlighted in an article of TechRadar, he wrote that consumers can expect the 13-inch Retina MacBook to have a slimmer design, which would greatly improve its portability.


The device will have higher performance due to the integration of the new Haswell chips from Intel. But since the sizes of the chips are very small, it is possible for the product to sport a thinner body.

Enhanced Camera

In addition to the streamlined design, the KGI analyst forecasted that there will be an upgrade to its camera. He said that it will come with a full HD feature.

Again, in Kuo’s research note, he pointed out that the camera specification will go from its original HD feature to a full HD. This is to enhance its Facetime and video conference quality in the high resolution Retina display.

Release of the Product

According to the source, the new Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will be unveiled on the 2013 Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The date of the event is slated on June 10. Everything about the new model of the MacBook will be revealed at the Cupertino company’s keynote address on the occasion, he stated.

Another Product

Another product will be making its reintroduction also said Kuo. He commented that the popular MacBook Air model will receive some refreshed specifications. He predicted that the ultra-portable notebook will receive a dual-microphone to enhance its voice communication capabilities. It would benefit from the Haswell processors as well, he further claimed.

Source: TechRadar

Intel 4th Generation Processor “Haswell” Officially Debuts On June 3


Haswell, the Intel 4th generation processor is set to officially make its debut in about 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds according to a Twitter post of its manufacturer. For short, counting from the exact time of the post, it will be out in the public by June 3 this year.

The event that will house the unveiling will be Computex, which will be held in Taiwan. So just to be clear, since Taiwan is ahead of the U.S. by a few hours, the actual date in Taiwan during the show is 4th of June.

Rumored Features

Rumors have it that the Intel 4th generation processor will be more powerful and more energy-efficient than its predecessors. The enhanced power will enable devices equipped with the processor to run faster and deliver better graphics. CNET stated too that Haswell will be capable of saving up to 41% of power as compared to the current generation models.

With the power-saving feature, users can expect longer battery life and lower bill in the electricity when plugging the computing machine equipped with the product into an outlet. This will come as good news as well for users who keep on complaining about draining the power of their laptops or portable gadgets easily while on the move.

The first batch of Haswell chips that will hit the market will be for quad-core personal computers, laptops and other gadgets. According to the speculations of the source, among the popular laptops that will sport the new chip will be the Chromebook Pixel.

Source: Twitter and CNET