Monday, June 11th 2012

Apple Introduces All New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple today unveiled an all new 15-inch MacBook Pro featuring a stunning Retina display, all flash storage and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. Measuring a mere 0.71 inches and weighing only 4.46 pounds, the completely redesigned MacBook Pro sets a new standard in performance and portability for pro users.

“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 is the world’s highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels, 3 million more than an HD television (2880 x 1800). 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. 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.

Featuring a precision engineered aluminum unibody design and an all flash storage architecture, the all new MacBook Pro is the lightest MacBook Pro ever and nearly as thin as a MacBook Air. Flash storage that is up to four times faster than traditional notebook hard drives enables the all new MacBook Pro to play four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 1080p HD video from internal storage.* The flash storage architecture also delivers improved reliability, instant-on responsiveness and 30 days of standby time.

The MacBook Pro with Retina display features the 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 16 GB of faster 1600 MHz RAM and flash storage up to 768 GB. 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.

The MacBook Pro battery delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity, and uses advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging technology to provide up to 1,000 recharges.** The MacBook Pro 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. The updated 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.

The all new MacBook Pro ships with OS X Lion. Starting today, customers who purchase a Mac are eligible for a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion when it becomes available. Mountain Lion introduces innovative features including the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across all your devices.

Pricing & Availability
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available through the Apple Online Store (apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is available with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of flash storage starting at $2,199 (US); and with a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz, 8GB of memory and 512 GB of flash storage starting at $2,799 (US). Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz, up to 16 GB of memory and flash storage up to 768 GB.

Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online here.*Testing conducted by Apple in June 2012 using preproduction MacBook Pro configurations. For more information visit this page.

**The Wireless Web protocol testing was conducted by Apple in June 2012 using preproduction MacBook Pro configurations. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. For more information visit this page.
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130 Comments on Apple Introduces All New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

#1
Hotobu
Too expensive, too used to Windows.

Awesome display though.
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#2
starstarman
I dunno there were so many iFans and Apple Fanboys here!
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#3
Yo_Wattup
No offence btarunr, but it would be nice to see a bit more effort put into your news articles. It is obvious that you just do a simple cut and paste - which is usually fine, and I do appreciate that you get hold of news incredibly quickly, but not when important pieces of information like the resolution of the screen are left out.

Maybe a more thorough proofread? I dunno, I'm not a journalist, just trying to give some constructive criticism.

Sorry if I wasted anyone's time. :o
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#4
jigar2speed
sc said:
I hope that having a crappy GPU with such a resolution will be the start of Apple's downfall.
They don't have games which will revel how crappy their hardware is.
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#5
Kantastic
starstarman said:
I dunno there were so many iFans and Apple Fanboys here!
Find me any other laptop that comes close to Apple's new MBP specs & form factor for ANY price.
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#6
hardcore_gamer
220ppi is enough for a retina display. This is false marketing.
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#7
Hotobu
hardcore_gamer said:
220ppi is enough for a retina display. This is false marketing.
Well first of all I don't think it can technically be "false" marketing because "retina display" is just a nebulous term that Apple uses synonymously with "high pixel density." Second of all it's not just about ppi, it's about ppi relative to the distance of the viewer. In this case 220 ppi on a 15" display with a viewing distance of "arm's length" is proportional to what they've coined as "retina displays" on their other devices.
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#8
Yukikaze
Okay. This thing might well be the first Mac I'll shell money for. I'm looking for a laptop upgrade, and since my laptop runs linux anyway, I don't need windows on it. Also, since that upgrade is free via a research grant, I don't care how overpriced Macs are (which is my typical objection)...

Edit: Now I just need to wait for the local supplier to get his act together...
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#9
Prima.Vera
Fairlady-z said:
I like the resolution and GPU for a clean looking laptop to bad its not windows based lol.... :ohwell:
To bad? To good! Have you ever seen how Windows 7 is scaling to that resolution??? hahaha. Not to mention Java/Flash/Active X .... It would have been a total disaster! :laugh::laugh:
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#11
Completely Bonkers
Apple, sell me a 2880x1800 desktop display with DVI or mini-display port (not just thunderbolt) in somewhere between 20" and 24" format and you've got THREE pre-sales waiting right here. I'll upgrade ALL MY MACHINES
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#12
pr0n Inspector
So I opened apple.com to download the new iTunes then I saw this HOLY CRAP 2880x1800 JESUS CHRIST IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED!
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#13
Moose
This is the first mac that I've even slightly liked, nice resolution and finally they made it look as though macs aren't for retards. However still let down by the lack of a decent operating system and how would I install windows 7 with no optical drive (usb stick of course but still crap)? Oh and the price never forget that, and the specs apart from the screen are shit for the price.

I mean that graphics card is utter shit Ive found a £450 laptop with a better gfx card and a quad core cpu in it.
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#14
johnnyfiive
All of you Apple haters need to visit an Apple store and use a 27" iMac. The display and resolution is simply beautiful. After experiencing that, just imagine how nice the 2880x1800 display is going to look on the 15.4" screen....amazing stuff.
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Moose said:
This is the first mac that I've even slightly liked, nice resolution and finally they made it look as though macs aren't for retards. However still let down by the lack of a decent operating system and how would I install windows 7 with no optical drive (usb stick of course but still crap)? Oh and the price never forget that, and the specs apart from the screen are shit for the price.

I mean that graphics card is utter shit Ive found a £450 laptop with a better gfx card and a quad core cpu in it.
Herp derp.
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#16
acerace
johnnyfiive said:
All of you Apple haters need to visit an Apple store and use a 27" iMac. The display and resolution is simply beautiful. After experiencing that, just imagine how nice the 2880x1800 display is going to look on the 15.4" screen....amazing stuff.
OS plays big roles on how beautiful it is.
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#17
Psychoholic
My 27" dell U2711 @ 2560x1440 looks beaufiful... i can imagine how this looks. I do wonder at what point do the pixels get so small that we can no longer tell a difference in quality.
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#18
Dippyskoodlez
Psychoholic said:
My 27" dell U2711 @ 2560x1440 looks beaufiful... i can imagine how this looks. I do wonder at what point do the pixels get so small that we can no longer tell a difference in quality.
That's the point of "retina" ;) Not being able to see the pixels at the used distance.
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#19
Psychoholic
And my point was, i dont know if i could see the pixels on a 1920x1080 15" screen either. Not sure because i dont think i have seen one.
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#20
Dippyskoodlez
Psychoholic said:
And my point was, i dont know if i could see the pixels on a 1920x1080 15" screen either. Not sure because i dont think i have seen one.



or you can reference

http://goo.gl/dNkj6

You will see 1080p(15.4in lcd) pixels until you get about 24 inches away.

Macbook pro is for about ~15in and beyond.
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#21
Moose
Frick said:
Herp derp.
A typical mac user response no justification as they know (or should know) they are wrong.
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Moose said:
A typical mac user response no justification as they know (or should know) they are wrong.
Hurr durr.
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#23
Depth
I came in here to watch all the hate...

Must be something wrong with the internet today. Can't find much.
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#24
Fourstaff
This will make so many professionals happy.

Gamers need not put their names in the waiting list.
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#25
Depth
Depth said:
I came in here to watch all the hate...

Must be something wrong with the internet today. Can't find much.
Fourstaff said:
This will make so many professionals happy.
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