[Apple WWDC '12] MacBook Pro with Retina Display
The latest addition to the MacBook line happened to lie in the brand new, MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
This beauty is simply amazing, it has an insanely large display with the portability of a MacBook Air. What does that mean? Well simply put this new addition is dubbed the “Next Generation MacBook Pro” it’s a model that discards the “old, legacy things” to make a new laptop that is radically thin and light. In the Apple video it’s referred to as “the very best computer that we’ve ever built.”
The new MacBook Pro has a 15.4″ Retina Display at a 2880×1800 resolution, 220 ppi with 5,184,000 pixels, and the display is directly built into the unibody construction so as to make the laptop lighter.
It includes a quad-core Ivy Bridge processor that goes all the way up to 2.8GHz and turbo boost up to 3.7 GHz, up to 16GB of MacBook Air-like non-upgradable 1600MHz RAM and a maximum of 768GB of SSD. The New MBP weighs in at 4.46 pounds and is 0.71″ thick but not tapered like the MacBook Air line. There is no optical drive.
This baby reportedly lasts for 7 hours with a standby time of 30 days. The ports available are an SD Card slot, HDMI, USB 3.0/2.0 combo port (right side), new MagSafe Power Port, 2 Thunderbolt ports, another USB 3.0/2.0 combo port and headphone jack (left). It has one of the best speakers built-in and a dual mic systems.
The pricing starts at 2,199$ for the base model and all models are available today and will ship with a special build of Lion with HiDPI support built-in.
Standard Model: 2.3Ghz quad-core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel HD 4000 & NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB [$2199]
Premium Model: 2.6GHz quad-core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel HD 4000 & NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB [$2799]
Ships in 5 to 7 business days and you can order yours here.
I personally am drooling over this model and I’m looking forward to custom building one and ordering it! I just need to find the treasure hidden behind one of the floor tiles in my room to fund it!
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