11 Jun 2012

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today, Apple has announced the new Retina display MacBook Pro along with updates to the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros.

The new MacBook Pro is just 0.71 inches thick and weighs 4.46 lbs, one of the lightest ever made.  It also includes the new Retina display found in many iPhones and the new iPad.  The new MacBook Pro Retina comes in a 15.4 inch screen with 2800 x 1800 resolution in an IPS panel.  Apple claims a 75% reduction in glare and reflections.  The display is now integrated into the unibody allowed apple to remove the cover glass.

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display ships with OSX Lion and features updated apps such as Mail, iPhoto, iMovie and Safari.  The apps are updated for proper scaling to go along with the higher resolution retina display.  Other apps like Final Cut Pro and Aperture will receive the update as well.  For those apps that have not been updated, pixel doubling will be used for scaling.

The MacBook Pro Retina display features the Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7) processor up to 2.7 GHz, up to 768GB SSD hard drive, up to 16 GB of 1600 MHz RAM and 7 hours of battery life with 30 days of standby.  It will also feature 802.11n (3x3:3) and BT 4.0.  MacBook Pro Retina will feature the Kepler Nvidia Geforce GT 650M in its 15-inch model with USB 3.0 standard.

 

The MacBook Pro with the Retina display starts at $2199 for 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM and is available today.

Source: Apple


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