Summary: Apple just announced a brand new Macbook Pro notebook. It comes with the amazing high resolution Retina Display and is thinner and lighter than the Macbook Pro family. Here’s a take on what makes it so insanely awesome!
As I type this, a whole bunch of non-Apple notebook computers are weeping inside their plastic covering and wondering if they’ll ever be able to match the awesomeness of Apple’s brand new Macbook Pro notebook with Retina Display.
I have to admit this – when Apple announced the new Macbook Pro family with no usual mind-blowing features at the opening keynote here at WWDC 2012, I was kind of surprised. How can all those rumors go so wrong? But they didn’t! A classic case of one-last-thing happened tonight as Apple announced the new Macbook Pro notebook with Retina Display(I’m not stuffing keywords here, that’s what the notebook is called).
So what makes the new Macbook Pro notebook stand out from the other new Macbook Pro notebooks that were announced at WWDC today? First (and most obvious), it features a Retina Display. The high resolution trademark feature has been Apple’s winning feature in almost every device now. First with the iPhone, then the new iPad and now eventually the new Macbook Pro notebook.
Once you’re done salivating about the display, there’s more – the new Macbook Pro notebook is thinner and sexier than ever before. Apple has cleverly kept it just a little thicker than the Macbook Air while keeping it thinner than the usual Macbook Pro notebooks. The sleek factor has been a result of some great engineering and design work. The notebook has been totally redesigned with a much better unibody integration than the previous Macbook Pro line of notebooks.
The Macbook Pro with Retina Display is only available in a 15-inch version. The display resolution is effectively 2800 X 1800. It is powered by an Intel Core i7(Ivy Bridge) processor clocked at 2.7GHz. The graphics processor is NVIDIA Kepler GeForce GT 650M with up to 1GB of memory. The notebook is set to include 8-16GB of RAM depending on the model you choose along with up to 768GB SSD.
On the connectivity front – Macbook Pro with Retina Display features two Thunderbolt ports, an HDMI port and USB 3.0 ports along with new MagSafe 2 port for power. Apple has eliminated the optical drive, as expected.
This beauty weighs a little of 4.5 pounds while it’s going to be slightly more heavier for your bank balance. It will cost about $2,199.
On the whole – the new Macbook Pro Retina Display 15-inch notebook will appeal to most photo and video professionals. And the occasional rich brat or two. If you have the money, I’d say go with it – this is the best notebook in the market. For those like me, I’d say you get one of those newly launched Macbook Pro notebooks. They’re not bad at all.