The New MacBook Pro Is a Beast With a Retina Display

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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 2880x1800 pixels.

For the technically uncertain among you, that's more pixels than a 1080p high definition television offers, which runs at 1920x1080 pixels. Aside from the impressive display, the additional tech specs are nothing to turn your nose up at, either. According to, 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 MacBeastBookPro, for those of you dying to get a peak. If looking is not enough and you're ready to buy, 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 does not reflect this new model availability and 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:

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.

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