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
Fourstaff
nvidiaintelftw said:
I remember microsoft getting in trouble in the 1990s about buying out companies and getting stupid patents. Apple has been just going about it like its no ones business.
Microsoft was almost completely monopolising the market back in the 1990s, Apple is no where close to that position yet. When they get there no doubt people will start to antithrust them back in line.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Fourstaff said:
Microsoft was almost completely monopolising the market back in the 1990s, Apple is no where close to that position yet. When they get there no doubt people will start to antithrust them back in line.
A buddies dad who is a super apple fanboy said that Microsoft is still a big monoply. And I replied yeah maybe in the 1990s.
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#4
Moose
Fourstaff said:
Microsoft primarily provides software and no more, Apple is an integrated system manufacturer. Its quite a lot different, for example you can build your own Caterham 7 off parts you choose, but you can only buy a Ford as is.
It is actually true that we shouldn't really be comparing a mac as a whole (apple hardware and apple os) with windows (microsoft os) or even with a pc (oem/user built hardware and microsoft os). Microsoft isn't responsible for the pcs that companies churn out, so we should split the mac in half and compare the os with windows and then the hardware with every other computer manufacturer and personal build in the world.

On a forum like this where people are interested in customisation and very much choosing their own parts and os and fitting them together, the opinion is going to always be that a complete system is annoying and uncustomisable, customising before purchase for $200 for some RAM is too expensive compared to doing it yourself.

Therefore unless you are technically able and this just happens to have the exact specs for the exact price! you want, this is going to mainly appeal to people who buy a computer on looks, who wouldn't be able to upgrade one anyway, or who don't even understand the specs and just think Apple are so amazing that they must be right and everything "will just work" *cough* ethernet, games, fixing it, and in reply to an earlier comment ethernet via usb is not a viable replacement, ever.
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mandis
Patriot said:
Does anyone have the real resolution...

is it 2560x1440 or 2560x1600?

2560x1800 would be nearly 4:3 and they are not quite that stupid... though some of the buyers...
Hahaha!! you're funny!
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