Apple kicked off what many speculated to be the iPad Mini announcement with an update to its many computing lines: the MacBook Pro, the Mac Mini, and the desktop iMac.
The most popular size of the MacBook Pro, the 13-inch display is now available with Retina display, starting at $1,699. The new MacBook Pro is 3.57 lbs, making it the lightest MacBook ever, and 20 percent thinner than previous generations.
The Mac Mini received its first update since mid-2011, and the 2.5Ghz dual-core i5 processor with 4 GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive starts at $599. A server version of the Mac Mini, with a 2.3Ghz quad-core i7 processor and two 1TB drives, is available for $999.
The iMac is now available in a super-slim casing, thanks to the removal of its optical drive, and will begin shipping in November. The new eighth generation iMac comes in two sizes — 21.5-inch for $1,299 and a 27-inch for $1,799 available in December — and features a new Apple Fusion Drive, which combines a 128GB flash drive and a 1TB or 3TB hard drive in one system. See our initial look at the new computers in the gallery.