Apple launches new 13-inch MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini in India

By Abhinav Lal | Published on 25 Oct 2012
Apple launches new 13-inch MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini in India

Apple has launched its new lineup of iMac and Mac mini desktops, and 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops in India. The new generation of devices is thinner and more powerful than the last, with much upgraded hardware. All three devices ship with Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

New 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features a high-resolution (2,560x1600 pixel – 227ppi) Retina Display, made out of an 13.3-inch IPS panel with a viewing angle of 178 degrees, as well as 75 percent less reflection and 29 percent higher contrast than the previous generation. It is just 0.75-inches thick (20% thinner than its predecessor), and weighs in at 1.62 kgs. It ships only with flash storage options, up 8GB of RAM, and up to Intel Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) processors.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available with a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starting at Rs. 1,14,900 inclusive of VAT (Rs. 109,428 exclusive of VAT); and with 256GB of flash storage starting at Rs. 1,34,900 inclusive of VAT (Rs. 1,28,476 exclusive of VAT). Configure-to-order options include faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors and flash storage up to 768GB. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available today through Apple Authorized Resellers.

Notably, customers still have the option of buying the non-Retina Display, last generation 13-inch MacBook Pro, for a substantially lower price (launched at Rs. 81,900, starting price).

New iMac and Mac mini
The new iMac is an extremely slim offering, occupying 40% less volume than its predecessor, and razor sharp at just 5mm thick at its edge. The display reduces reflection by 75 percent, and is individually calibrated using an advanced spectroradiometer.

The new iMac features quad-core Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processors that can be upgraded to Core i7. Boasting of dedicated Nvidia GeForce GPUs, it comes with 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and a 1TB hard drive as standard. Users can configure up to 32GB of RAM, and up to a 3TB hard drive, or 768GB of flash storage. A Fusion Drive option is also available (flash storage conventional hard drive). The new iMac is available in two screen sizes – 21.5-inch, and 27-inch. They feature two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports.

The new Mac mini is available with Ivy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i5 and quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, which offer up to 65 percent better performance than predecessors. It comes standard with 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, with support for up to 16GB. The compact aluminum design now includes four USB 3.0 ports in addition to its Thunderbolt, HDMI, SDXC, Gigabit Ethernet, and FireWire 800 ports. Apple says the Mac mini ‘retains its status as the world’s most energy efficient desktop computer,’ using only 11W when idle.

The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M for a suggested retail price of Rs. 85,900 inclusive of VAT; and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M for a suggested retail price of Rs. 99,900 inclusive of VAT. The 21.5-inch iMac will be available in November through Apple Authorized Resellers.

The 27-inch iMac is available with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M for a suggested retail price of Rs. 1,22,900 inclusive of VAT ; and with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX for a suggested retail price of Rs. 1,34,900 inclusive of VAT. The 27-inch iMac will be available in December through Apple Authorized Resellers.

The Mac mini is available with a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive for a suggested retail price of Rs. 39,900 inclusive of VAT; a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 4GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive for a suggested retail price of Rs. 52,900 inclusive of VAT; and a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, OS X Server, 4GB of memory and two 1TB hard drives for a suggested retail price of Rs. 65,900 inclusive of VAT. The Mac mini is available today through Apple Authorized Resellers.
 

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