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article imageApple unveils new MacBook Pro with Retina display

By David Silverberg     Jun 11, 2012 in Technology
Apple revealed details of its next-generation MacBook Pro featuring Retina display technology. It's also being called the lightest MacBook Pro ever made and is available today.
At the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took to the stage to declare this MacBook Pro the most beautiful computer Apple has ever made. Just .71 inches thin, the laptop weighs 4lbs and features a Retina display, a first for a notebook computer, TechCrunch notes.
Retina displays are most commonly found on Apple's iPhones and iPods. Apple promotes Retina display by saying its pixel density is so high, your eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels. "Which means text in books, web pages, and email is crisp at any size. Images in games, movies, and photos pop off the screen. And everything is sharper."
The MacBook Pro's 15.4-inch Retina display features "the highest resolution" of any notebook on the market, thanks to its 220 pixels per inch.
Aside from the display, CNET writes, Apple's new MacBook Pro comes with "quad-core processors, up to 2.7GHz. In addition, the device can support up to 16GB of 1,600MHz RAM. On the storage side, it can support up to 768GB of Flash storage and survive 7 hours on a single charge."
Other features worth noting: a FaceTime HD 720p camera, dual microphones (Schiller said they are the best stereo speakers Apple has ever put into a notebook), a backlit keyboard, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.
The next-gen MacBook Pro with retina display technology
The next-gen MacBook Pro with retina display technology
Courtesy Apple
The MacBook Pro with the Retina display doesn't come cheap, priced at $2,199 for 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
TechCrunch writes this will be the first MacBook Pro without an optical drive.
Apple announced it has updated the apps in OS X to take advantage of the new Retina display. "Those updated include Mail, Safari, iMovie and iPhoto. Professional apps, including Aperture and Final Cut Pro, have also been updated," Appleinsider adds.
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