Macbook Pros boast third-generation Ivy Bridge processors, as well as the Nvidia GeForce GT650M graphics. The line also includes both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 support.Apple’s new MacBook Pro line starts at $1,199 for the 13-inch option, but can go much higher. The 15-inch MacBook Pro starts off at $1,799.
Apple showed off a major update, which looks like a hybrid of a Pro and an Air. The computer is just 0.71 inches thick, and is being called the lightest MacBook Pro ever made.
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And for those looking for better visuals, the device comes with Apple’s Retina Display — the same screen found in its later iPhones and new iPad.According to Apple, the next-generation MacBook Pros’ 15.4-inch Retina Display features “the highest resolution” of any notebook on the market, thanks to its 220 pixels per inch.
It exceeds the iPad’s pixel count in a 16:10 aspect ratio. The screen also sports higher contrast ratios, IPS technology, and 75 percent less glare, even though it’s a glossy screen.All told, the device’s resolution comes in at 2,880 x 1,800. To take advantage of that, Apple says that it has updated all of its native apps, including Mail, Safari, and iPhoto. The company’s professional apps will also work with the Mac’s Retina Display.Apple says that third-party developers will need to update their programs to ensure they take advantage of the Retina Display.
Like the MacBook Airs, the next-generation MacBook Pro doesn’t come with an optical drive but instead of a wedge-shaped taper the laptop has a uniform thickness.But it will have a SD card reader, HDMI connection, two USB 3/ USB 2 ports, an updated version of its MagSafe power adapter connection, and two Thunderbolt connections.
It will have up to 768 gigabytes of hard drive storage.The new MacBook Pro doesn’t come cheap. At the starting price of $2,199, the base model comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The new Pro weighs 4.46 pounds, heavier than an Air, but close to the weight of existing 13-inch MacBook Pros.
The battery, which Apple says fills most of the interior, lasts a claimed 7 hours with 30 days of standby.
There’s no Ethernet, however you’ll need a Gigabit Ethernet adapter for that. The Retina Display Pro also comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi, BlueTooth 4.0. a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, and stereo speakers.
Nothing is said about 17-inch MacBook Pros.