Apple announced a brand new addition to its MacBook Pro today, featuring a Retina display and a chassis that is only 18mm thick. It weighs a little over 2kg.
The 15.4in screen has a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 220ppi, close to the new iPad’s 264ppi. The Ivy Bridge processor is a Core i7, running at up to 2.7GHz. It can be configured with up to 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD storage, and has GeForce GT 650M graphics. Quoted battery life is seven hours.
The new MacBook Pro also has a new MagSafe power connector, SD card slot, HDMI out, USB3 and USB2, and two Thunderbolt ports.
There’s also 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a FaceTimeHD camera.
Apple’s Jony Ive described it as ‘The very best computer that we’ve ever built.’
‘The MacBook Pro with Retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook,’ said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. ‘With a gorgeous Retina display, all flash architecture and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built.’
A 2.3GHz quad-core i7 model, with 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 650M, and 256GB flash storage, costs £1799. There’s also a 2.6GHz Core i7 model, with 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage, which costs £2299.