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new 15-in MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012)

Postby Antony » Mon 11 Jun, 2012 3:42 pm

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The highlight of new hardware release during today's WWDC 2012 Keynote is the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. As the name indicates, the all new 15-inch MacBook Pro features a stunning Retina display, all flash storage and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. Measuring a mere 1.8 cm (0.71 inches) and weighing only 2.02 kg (4.46 pounds), the completely redesigned MacBook Pro sets a new standard in performance and portability for pro users.

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.

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.

For more detail, please refer to apple.com/macbook-pro.

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) (A$2,499); 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) (A$3,199). 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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Re: new 15-in MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012)

Postby Antony » Mon 11 Jun, 2012 4:42 pm

The new Retina display on the new MacBook Pro (with Retina display) has 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels-per-inch.

2880 by 1800 gives more than 5 million pixels, which means pictures needs to be taken in more than 5MP minimum.

Very tempting, but 2.02kg is still too heavy for me.
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Re: new 15-in MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012)

Postby Antony » Wed 27 Jun, 2012 1:08 pm

Apple posted an FAQ regarding the new Retina Display on the new MacBook Pro. The FAQ tells users how to adjust the screen resolution on Retina Display (if needed).

Users can choose to have from larger text to more space. In Windows 7 (running under Boot Camp), Retina display is supported by installing the Windows Support Software using the Boot Camp Assistant.
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