The New MacBook Pro Is a Beast With a Retina DisplayBy: Chris Richardson - June 11, 2012
Over at the WWDC, one of the biggest announcements from Apple concerns the next generation MacBook Pros. For those of you waiting for the good news, you’re going to be very excited about the new MacBooks, and what they have to offer. According to multiple attendees, the new Apple “laptops,” will feature, among other things, the new Retina Displays. These impressive monitors sport a native resolution of 2880×1800 pixels.
For the technically uncertain among you, that’s more pixels than a 1080p high definition television offers, which runs at 1920×1080 pixels. Aside from the impressive display, the additional tech specs are nothing to turn your nose up at, either. According to TheVerge.com, the 15-inch next-gen MacBook Pros will feature the following:
…quad-core Intel i5 or i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and an Nvidia Kepler GeForce GT 650M GPU. Naturally, Apple is focusing on flash storage instead of a traditional hard drive, and will offer it with up to 768GB. Battery life is rated to 7 hours, and ports include an SD card slot, HDMI, USB 3.0, two Thunderbolt ports, MagSafe 2 and a headphone jack. It also has two microphones. Connectivity includes 802.11n for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, but so far Apple has unfortunately not made mention of 4G connectivity being built-in.
They also have a photo gallery of the new Mac
BeastBookPro, for those of you dying to get a peak. If looking is not enough and you’re ready to buy, TheVerge.com indicates they price for these new Mac is pretty steep at $2199. Apparently, Apple will ship the new Macs today as well, although, the MacBook Pro page on Apple.com does not reflect this new model availability and Apple.com now reflects the availability.
As you might expect, Twitter is all over the new MacBook debut. Naturally, many are smitten. Some, however, don’t like the price:
The most innovative thing in the new 15″ retina MacBook Pro is actually the fan: asymmetric blades spread out the frequency of the whirring.
Apple just looked at their drowning competition, smiled sweetly, and started tossing them anvils: http://t.co/sDzyfbVB
Yes!! RT @lauthechef: i own an ipod touch, ipod nano, ipod regular, iphone, imac, macbook pro & regular macbook and im buying the new one
So with 3D maps you can buy a Macbook pro cause you don’t need to buy an airplane ticker ever again.
The Pro in the New Macbook Pro stands for prostitution. There’s no way you can afford it otherwise.
Where do you stand? Too expensive or incredibly awesome? One thing’s for sure: there’s no mistaking where Apple’s developers stand, as pointed out by Endgadet: “It’s without doubt the very best computer that we’ve ever built,” says [Apple’s Phil] Schiller.