15-inch next generation MacBook Pro will feature retina display

Apple has just made a huge update to their MacBook Pro line at WWDC 2012. The highlight is no doubt the new "next generation" 15-inch MacBook Pro that adds a killer retina display and ditches the optical drive to come in at an astounding .71 inches thin.

Just like the new MacBook Air line and new MacBook Pro line, the next generation 15" model will feature USB 2.0 and 3.0 support as well as Ivy Bridge processors. The new models will support up to 7 hours of battery life or 30 hours of standby time.

Two of the most amazing features of the new MacBook Pro line is the size and retina display. The 15" model will be receiving a brand new retina display that weighs in at four times as many pixels per inch than the existing models. The screen will come in at 15.4" across and have a resolution of 2880 x 1800.

Here is a summary of specs:

  • 15.4" retina display
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core i7
  • 8GB RAM
  • GeForce GT 650M 1GB
  • 256 GB flash storage
  • 7 hours of battery life (30 hours standby)
  • 0.71", 4.46 lbs.

They'll be priced starting at $2,199 for 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD and are available starting today.

Allyson Kazmucha

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BenGie says:

I wonder is there still space inside to add a secondary hard drive.????

Wakasaki says:

looks like the MBP lost its CD/DVD-drive...doesn't look like its on the right side, unless its been moved..

Mike says:

No optical drive, no good

BBPandy says:

It's the MacBook PrAir
....a cross between the MacBook Pro & Macbook Air ;)

foley7 says:

I was hoping door a blu ray drive. Turns out we don't even get a DVD drive. And what's up with no love for the iMac?

foley7 says:

I was hoping for a blu ray drive. Turns out we don't even get a DVD drive. And what's up with no love for the iMac?

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