We now have a brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display in 13 inch and 15 inch options! Yay! Soon, they’ll most likely just become the new MacBook Pro, but for now they get to keep their extra long fancy name as the 13 inch MacBook pro is still available to buy.
So, the Retina Display, huh? What’s so good about that that has something to do with eyes? Well, this is straight from the Apple’s mouth:
“When you pack so many pixels into a display — over 4 million on the 13‑inch model and over 5 million on the 15‑inch model — the results are positively stunning.
The pixel density is so high, your eyes can’t discern individual pixels. Images take on a new level of realism. A spectacular 2560-by-1600 resolution on the 13‑inch MacBook Pro and an equally impressive 2880-by-1800 resolution on the 15‑inch MacBook Pro let you see more of your high-resolution images with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. ”
And here’s the thing- a whole lot of people agree with them. The Retina display is beautiful and wonderful.
Ok, so the upgraded machine has the stupidly good Retina Display, yes, but it has also been updated with the latest of processors from Intel. The 15 inch Pro now has a Crystal Well processor and the 13 inch the Haswell. Double Rainbow Yay!
According to our friend Philip Schiller,
“We’ve made the world’s best pro notebook even better by adding more performance and even longer battery life. MacBook Pro with Retina display continues to redefine the pro notebook.”
The battery life on the 13-inch will last up to 9 hours, whilst the battery life on the 15-inch will last up to 8 hours. That’s really impressive for the performance and display the machine offers.
The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro features quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.6Ghz (via add-on), with Intel’s Iris Pro 5200 Integrated Graphics. A GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics card with 2GB of video memory can also be added on.
In addition to improved Intel chips, the new MacBooks feature 802.11ac “Gigabit” Wi-Fi compatibility, which offers speeds up to three times as fast as existing 802.11n wireless networks. They have also gained dual Thunderbolt 2 ports and PCIe flash storage, which pushes peak read/write performance to nearly 800 MB/s, a 45 percent improvement over previous generation technology.
That means it’s going to be faster, more powerful, have better graphics and better Wi-Fi capabilities. That stuff is cool.
The shiny new MacBook Pros are available right now! And cheaper than a lot for people thought! Triple Rainbow Yay!
- 13‑inch now starting at $1299
- 15‑inch now starting at $1999
What do you guys think, shiny new Christmas MacBooks all around this year?
Images courtesy of Apple, PicBlow & Flickr.