The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is official, giving notebook shoppers a more affordable option than the 15-inch Retina model. Of course, $1,699 isn't cheap, but you can a class-leading Retina Display, a design that's 20 percent thinner and a design that's only 3.6 pounds. 

The new Retina MacBook packs 2560 x 1600 resolution, which is double the sharpness you'd see from an HDTV. Other highlights include two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3.0 ports and