Apple serves up 154inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

first_imgWe’ve had rumors suggesting the MacBook Pro was getting a major redesign and other stating not much is changing beyond some component updates. Now all those rumors can be laid to rest as Apple has delivered a super-thin MacBook Pro sporting a Retina Display.Apple say it’s the best computer they’ve ever made, and with good reason. The new design is just .71-inches thick and weighs 4.46 pounds. Apple confirmed the Pros will be carrying quad-core Ivy Bridge Core i7 processors combined with the GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM. In terms of ports, the update includes HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, MagSafe, SD card slot and 2xThunderbolt ports. The one component missing? The optical drive, which had to go to achieve that super-thin profile.But it has to be the display that gets most people excited. The 15.4-inch screen holds 4x the pixels of the previous model and a resolution of 2880 x 1800. There is no other laptop on the market that can get anywhere close to that at the moment.Combined with the new components, Apple has confirmed a backlit keyboard, glass multi-touch trackpad, dual mics, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n wireless as standard. To top it all off, the MacBook Pro has a large battery allowing Apple to claim 7 hours of battery life.Prices for the new 15.4-inch Pro start at $2,100 (2.3GHz i7, 8GB RAM, GT 650M, and 256GB SSD) and Apple surprised everyone by stating they will be available to order from today. I doubt it will take long for them to run out of stock, though.via ars technica and The Vergelast_img read more

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