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MacBook Pro With Retina Display Hands-On

by Jon Rettinger | June 13, 2012June 13, 2012 12:06 pm PST

Without a doubt, the star of WWDC this week was Apple’s next generation MacBook Pro. Not only is it impossibly thin — thinner than a finger — but it comes equipped with the highest resolution screen (2880×1800) on any laptop ever. In comparison, the 15-inch Pro sports a 1440×900 display which, um, is only half the new Pro. In only a 4.46 pound package, Apple has achieved an insane level of engineering that shows exactly why Apple products are so coveted, and why droves of consumers are willing to shell out $2,199 and up for a laptop. Our model has a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (up to 3.7GHz with Turbo Boost), NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 16GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, 512GB SSD and 7 hours of battery.

The staggering specs and incredible thinness of the new Pro is definitely one of the more exciting things to come out of the Apple camp in a long while. These things are already delayed 3-4 weeks online, so you better order now if you want a piece of what (we hope) the future of laptops will be.

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Specs:

  • OS: OS X Lion (Free upgrade to Mountain Lion in July)
  • Display: 15.4-inch Retina display (2880×1800), 220ppi
  • Battery: 7 hours of wireless web, 30 day standby, 95 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (3.3 with Turbo Boost) for base model; configurable to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz)
  • RAM: 8GB (up to 16GB)
  • Storage: 256GB, 512GB or 768GB
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD Camera
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

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