With many rumours circling the internet Apple’s presentation at the WWDC 2012 has finally confirmed just what the MacBook Pro is going to offer and in some ways it’s quite big news. With a very impressive screen with added Retina Display (on the most expensive models) this is a laptop looking to impress.
At 4.46 pounds it’s very light, and thin. The big selling point though does seem to be the screen which comes with a pixel density of 2880 x 1800 and all this at 15.4 inch which is of course visually stunning. Add to that some serious power and you’ve got what Apple believe is one of their best computers they have ever built.
The new MacBook Pro is probably the lightest it’s ever been and has a new thin design (around 0.71 inches thick). This is quite a sizable difference to the current model and most notably too the weight difference is noticeable. With a look to make everything thinner the bezel around the screen is streamlined and the screen is now built into the case itself which gives it a more stylish look.
The new MacBook Pro model comes powered by the latest Intel Ivy Bridge technology with a 2.7Ghz quadcore i7 chip that just screams out speed. Add to that the ability to have up to 16GB of RAM then this really is promising to be one of the most powerful laptops available.
With a look to the designing and gaming users who need some serious graphical power at times Apple have also added in a Nvidia Kepler GT650M GPU which will offer all the graphical power you’ll need. Added to that a 768GB solid state drive you’ll have faster data storage for big games and software installs that in this modern age require plenty of speed. Added to this Apples claim that the MacBook now runs quieter than previous models (which had issues with heating up) so it will be interesting to see how cool they can keep these new models.
This is probably one of the biggest selling points as the rumours were true and the Retina Display is now in place. At 2880 x 1800 pixels this is one of the highest resolutions screens available on laptops. At the demonstration Apple showed off Final Cut Pro showing that their software will also be updated to fit the Retina Display which of course will be a plus so that you can make the most out of what is an excellent new screen.
With such a streamlined design for the new casing Apple has added all the connections it can to the laptop. With the usual SD card reader, HMDI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connections they even managed to keep an Ethernet connection on there, as well as firewire (which will need an adaptor to connect through the Thunderbolt connection).
For people looking the new Retina Display you will be expecting to pay from around £1,799 ($2,199) upwards so it’s not going to be cheap. It is possible to go cheaper though but you will be losing the Retina Display, reducing the screen size and of course looking at lower specs.
Apart from the cost though it’s evident that this is one of the best laptops are available at the moment. It has all the power you need to do anything and that includes games and with the new Retina Display it has one of the best (if not the best) displays available on any laptop.