Apple announced, today at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
The new 15″ MacBook Pro features all flash storage and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. At .71″ thick and weighing 4.46 lb, this MacBook is being touted as the lightest MacBook Pro ever made. The device is also equipped with Apple’s Retina Display (the same screen found in its later iPhones and new iPad) providing a 2880 x 1800 resolution, giving it the world’s highest resolution notebook display at over 5 million pixels – 3 million more than an HD television.
The 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display comes in a 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz configuration.
→ Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colours.
→ Supported resolutions: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels
→ 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
→ 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache. Configurable to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz.)
→ 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L on-board memory (configurable to 16GB.)
→ (2.3GHz model) 256GB
→ (2.6GHz model) 512GB (configurable to 769 GB.)
→ Height: 1.8 cm (0.71 inch) | Width: 35.89 cm (14.13 inches) | Depth: 24.71 cm (9.73 inches) | Weight: 2.02 kg (4.46 pounds)
Graphics & Video Support
→ Intel HD Graphics 4000
→ NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
→ Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, at millions of colours
Thunderbolt digital video output
→ Native Mini DisplayPort output
→ DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
→ VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
→ Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
Check out this promo video from Gear Live!
→ 720p FaceTime HD camera
Connections & Expansions
→ MagSafe 2 power port
→ Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
→ Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
→ HDMI port
→ Headphone port
→ SDXC card slot
→ Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
→ Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately, available in July)
→ 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
→ Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
→ Stereo speakers
→ Dual microphones
→ Headphone port
→ Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
→ Support for audio line out
Keyboard & Trackpad
→ Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
→ Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap and drag capabilities
Battery & Power
→ Up to 7 hours wireless web
→ Up to 30 days standby time
→ Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
→ 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port
Electrical & Operating Requirements
→ Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
→ Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
→ Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
→ Storage temperature: –24° to 45° C (–13° to 113° F)
→ Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
→ Maximum operating altitude: 3,000 m (10,000 feet)
→ Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 m (15,000 feet)
→ Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 m (35,000 feet)
→ OS X Lion — includes: Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime and more.
→ iLife — includes: iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand
The 15″ MacBook Pro is available with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage starting at USD $2,199 (MSRP); 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 512GB of flash storage starting at USD $2,799 (MSRP).