Apple Stuns with 13-inch MacBook Pro Refresh

Apple didn’t waste much time dazzling members of the media and the Apple universe today as the company kicked off its media event in San Jose with the grand revealing of an impressive new, redesigned, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Touted today by Philip Schiller, the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, the new MacBook Pro is 25% thinner than the last model and weighs only 3 pounds.

“This is the lightest MacBook Pro ever released by Apple,” Schiller said.

The computer is a slender 0.75 inches thick and the MacBook Pro’s stunning Retina display has more than 4 times the pixels of the previous generation model.

The refreshed devices comes with a FaceTime HD camera, up to 7 hours of battery life, dual microphones, a backlit keyboard, and a pretty sweet glass multi-touch trackpad.

The 2.5 GHZ model starts at $1,699 and comes with 8 gigs of RAM and a 128-gigabyte flash drive.

Apple says the new MacBook Pro will start shipping today.