Apple (AAPL Fortune 500) is reportedly closing the production of non retina Macbook Pro by the second half of year 2014 leaving MacBook Air and Macbook Pro with Retina display in the production line.
Although there are no official statements from Apple about its discontinuation but with less than a $100 difference between Retina and non Retina models customers are more attracted towards with retina display plus newer models are equipped with amazingly fast Haswell 4th Gen Intel core processor. 15-inch models houses a 4th generation Quad Core i7 with a top on the line dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, where 13-inch holds a 4th generation Dual Core i5 with no dedicated graphics card except Intel’s on board Iris Pro graphic processor also both the models are having PCIe based flash storage, whereas on the other hand is a non retina Macbook Pro having traditional HDD and 3rd generation core i5 processor. The non-Retina MacBook pros are up-gradable in terms of RAM and HDD but that’s not in the case of new MacBook pros, starting from the propriety screws on the bottom to everything which has been soldered on the motherboard itself.
After a subsequent release of the Retina MacBook pros, 15-inch non-Retina model was discontinued leaving 13-inch model behind and believing in last month’s reports from Apple Insider, Apple is also expected to discontinue iPad 2 introduced in March 2011, replacing it with newer generation Retina iPad.
Retina display provides a native resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels in 13-inch and 2880 by 1800 pixels in 15-inch models, new generation Apple MacBook Pro have been given a EPEAT Gold rating and meets ENERGY STAR 6 rating. Company claims it to be the fastest and most eco-friendly MacBook ever built but thats not case, with no chance to upgrade newer MacBooks will contribute a lot to global e-waste.