CUPERTINO, CA — Apple (www.apple.com) has introduced an all new 15-inch MacBook Pro featuring its Retina display, all flash storage and quad-core processors. The new MacBook Pro comes in a thinner and lighter design, weighing in at 4.46 pounds.
The Retina display has over five million pixels — three 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.
Flash storage is up to four times faster than traditional notebook hard drives, and enables the new MacBook Pro to play four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 1080p HD video from internal storage.
The system 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.
OS X Lion, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes and other Apple apps including Aperture and Final Cut Pro X have been updated to take full advantage of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display. The system ships with OS X Lion and is priced starting at $2,199.