Apple has unveiled a new high-end MacBook Pro laptop that combines the slim form factor of the MacBook Air with the Retina display technology introduced on the latest iPad.
Targeted at photographers, videographers and video editors, the new MacBook Pro weighs 2.02 kilograms and is 1.8 cm thick. Its Retina display screen has a resolution of more than five million pixels and a pixel density of 220 pixels-per-inch, providing superior resolution to an HD TV screen. Using IPS technology, this screen provides a 178-degree wide viewing angle with 75% less reflection and 29% higher contrast than previous screens.
The new MacBook Pro comes equipped with the latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processors (up to 2.7 GHz) with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics, up to 16GB of faster 1600 MHz RAM and flash storage up to 768GB. Two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports allow pro users to connect to multiple displays and high performance devices, and a new HDMI port offers quick connectivity to HDTVs. OS X Lion, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes and other Apple apps including Aperture and Final Cut Pro X have been updated to take full advantage of the new machine.
The MacBook Pro battery delivers up to seven hours of wireless productivity, and uses advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging technology to provide up to 1,000 recharges. Other features include a FaceTime HD camera, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, full-size backlit keyboard, dual microphones, enhanced speakers, 3-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi and a thinner MagSafe 2 power port.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available through the Apple Online Store (http://store.apple.com/au), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers. Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 768GB.