Apple unveiled an all new 15-inch neasuring a mere 0.71 inches and weighing only 4.46 pounds MacBook Pro with Retina display. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With a gorgeous Retina display, all flash architecture and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built.”
The new MacBook Pro Retina display comes with over 5 million pixels, 3 million more than an HD television. “At 220 pixels-per-inch, the Retina display’s pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so text and graphics look incredibly sharp,” informs Apple.
The Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and has 75 percent less reflection and 29 percent higher contrast than the previous generation.
The MacBook Pro with Retina display features latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics, up to 16GB of faster 1600 MHz RAM and flash storage up to 768GB. Two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports allow pro users to connect to multiple displays and high performance devices, and a new HDMI port offers quick connectivity to HDTVs.
Featuring a precision engineered aluminum unibody design and an all flash storage architecture, the new MacBook Pro is the lightest MacBook Pro ever and nearly as thin as a MacBook Air.
Flash storage up to four times faster enables the new MacBook Pro to play four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 1080p HD video from internal storage, and also delivers improved reliability, instant-on responsiveness and 30 days of standby time.
The MacBook Pro with Retina battery delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity, and uses advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging technology to provide up to 1,000 recharges.
It also features a FaceTime HD camera, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, full-size backlit keyboard, dual microphones, enhanced speakers, 3-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi and a thinner MagSafe 2 power port.
OS X Lion, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes and other Apple apps including Aperture and Final Cut Pro X have been updated to take full advantage of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display. “Aperture 3.3 also includes revolutionary new image adjustment features and now supports a unified photo library so photographers can move seamlessly between iPhoto and Aperture.”
Customer who purchase the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display will be eligible for a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion when it becomes available.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com),