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Apple Introduces All New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Apple Introduces All New MacBook Pro with Retina Display Reply with quote

Apple Introduces All New MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Monday, June 11, 2012
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Apple today unveiled an all new 15-inch MacBook Pro featuring a stunning Retina display, all flash storage and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. Measuring a mere 0.71 inches and weighing only 4.46 pounds, the completely redesigned MacBook Pro sets a new standard in performance and portability for pro users.

"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."

The new MacBook Pro Retina display is the world's highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels, 3 million more than an HD television. At 220 pixels-per-inch, the Retina display's pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so text and graphics look incredibly sharp. The Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and has 75 percent less reflection and 29 percent higher contrast than the previous generation.

Featuring a precision engineered aluminum unibody design and an all flash storage architecture, the all new MacBook Pro is the lightest MacBook Pro ever and nearly as thin as a MacBook Air. Flash storage that is up to four times faster than traditional notebook hard drives enables the all new MacBook Pro to play four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 1080p HD video from internal storage. The flash storage architecture also delivers improved reliability, instant-on responsiveness and 30 days of standby time.

The MacBook Pro with Retina display features the latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics, up to 16GB of faster 1600 MHz RAM and flash storage up to 768GB. Two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports allow pro users to connect to multiple displays and high performance devices, and a new HDMI port offers quick connectivity to HDTVs.

The MacBook Pro battery delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity, and uses advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging technology to provide up to 1,000 recharges. The MacBook Pro also features a FaceTime HD camera, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, full-size backlit keyboard, dual microphones, enhanced speakers, 3-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi and a thinner MagSafe 2 power port.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is available with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage starting at $2,199 (US); and with a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz, 8GB of memory and 512GB of flash storage starting at $2,799 (US). Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 768GB.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to have one. That being said, I'm not sure Retina is ready for prime time on the Mac. It's probably going to take delevloers longer to scale up their applications. So until then, everything is scaling up the pixels.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is going to be a game changer.

Truly beautiful.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see one in person. I bet the screen is absolutely gorgeous based on the "new" iPad. It's hard even looking at another display after you go Retina. I also like hearing that they knocked the glare down. Hopefully the iMac and Cinema display get that treatment as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to get this laptop; however, I never thought I would say this...

It almost seems like a better deal to go with an alternative, such as the new quad-core Vaio Z which weighs under 3lbs, or similar laptop.

I know the retina display must be amazing, but is it a must have on a laptop? ...I don't know.

Not sure I'll be getting it, but I really think I rather wait for the retina display 13" MB Pro or Air.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't even want to see one in person. Because once I see that screen, I'll hate on mine. And...I have no money to buy another.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't be a buyer. I don't do content creation or file organization on the road. An iPad, iMac + mini (htpc) are enough for me.

I'll sell a lot of them though Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I won't be a buyer. I don't do content creation or file organization on the road. An iPad, iMac + mini (htpc) are enough for me.

I'll sell a lot of them though Smile


Can you give us a discount? ...joking Very Happy

The price is actually a bit reasonable with the $200 student/company discount, not to mention there's the $100 App store credit for students.

I'm super tempted to get one, but it's the 15" size and 4+ lbs weight making me think I should wait for a 13" or 14" version (I just hope Apple doesn't make us wait a year).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like an unbelievable machine. From the display to the speakers to the bloody fans. Is the asymmetrical design something new in the fan world for computers? I never thought of that before, but it makes a lot of sense for lowering noise.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see they're FINALLY bringing HDMI to the portables. But the question is why now? Heck, I've got a three year cheap Acer laptop that I use for work that has HDMI. So I don't think its about cost.
Why does Apple seem to like to embrace some new technology or develop their own, but at the same time, they seem so far behind with others. HDMI, BluRay, and USB 3.0 are some more recent ones that come to mind.
They were quick to jump on Thunderbolt, they developed Firewire and seemed quick to up to Firewire 800, but they seem very behind with HDMI and USB 3.0 and almost too late for Blu Ray since optical drives are being phased out.
Anyone think we are just beginning to see Apple opening up to more options now that Mr. Jobs is gone? Or perhaps they want to be the pioneers of everything regarding their devices and not followers or adopters of existing technology?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not complaining, but it does seem strange that they would adopt HDMI now. Maybe it has something to do with the passing of Steve or just the realization of HDMI's dominance in the market. You also have the possibilities of an Apple TV set in the future. It would be hard to imagine that set coming to market without HDMI ports. I also think they may have learned something from the failure of the MiniDisplay port, which was somewhat of their own making. It really needed audio pass through from the beginning. They may also be waking up to the fact that people hate adapters. Especially with mobile devices.
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