Apple Announces New MacBook Pro Model With Retina Display

Apple’s WWDC 2012 conference is here, and they have exceeded all expectations with their new MacBook lineup. They started things off by updating all of their current models with brand new specs, and announcing the new MacBook Air line. The MacBook Air now has a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, an Intel HD 4000 graphics processor, and either 64gb or 128GB of flash storage. These models are shipping today in 11 inch and 13 inch models.

However, they didn’t stop there. They announced a new MacBook Pro that stole the show from any other model. This new model is as thin as the MacBook Air at only 0.71 inches thick and weighs only 4.46 lbs. Not only is this new notebook thin, but it comes with the rumored Retina Display that is the highest resolution notebook display in the world at 2880×1800 on a 15-inch screen. This screen has 3 million more pixels than a 1080p HD TV, and has a smaller margin between the screen and the edge of the body than any MacBook yet. This MacBook still gets 7 hours of battery life however, and still maintains 31 days of standby time. This, my friends, is quite a breakthrough. It has dual mics, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3, and a backlit keyboard. It has no shortage of ports either, with an SD slot, an HDMI port (finally), two USB 2/3 ports, and two Thunderbolt ports. It has a 2.3 GHz dual-core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage.

The new MacBook Pro starts at $2199 and starts shipping today. Apple is very proud of this new notebook, and they have reason to be.


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