We’ve got good news from Apple – they’ve just announced the launch of their latest MacBook pro, which features an innovative 15.4 inch Retina Display. This type of display reportedly eliminates the problems related to glare, offers wide viewing angles and works at a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1800.
Of course, as technologies evolves at lightning speeds, the performance-related numbers of the notebook had to be increased – it now packs a, Intel Quad Core i7 Processor, 16 GB of RAM at 1,600 MHz and a Nvidia Kepler GT650m video adapter. Furthermore, Apple declared that the Retina Display is “the world’s highest resolution notebook display”, offering a maximum 178-degree viewing angle, 5 million pixels, 75% lower reflection index and 29% more contrast than the previous model.
The list of superlatives hasn’t yet ended, as this is the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever released, measuring 0.71 inches in thickness and weighing a stunningly low 2.02 kg (4.46 lbs) – thanks to it light aluminum unibody design.
There is indeed a drawback to this model, as you will need a special adaptor in case you want to connect the notebook to an Ethernet cable. They’re encouraging the Thunderbolt technology, the gadget featuring two such ports. They’ve eliminated the FireWire 800 port and the optical drive, but added 2 USB 3.0 ports, a SDXC card slot and a HDMI port.
Of course, they had to do some changes and overhauls to their software to allow the notebook’s user to use the features at their best. The MacBook Pro was recently unveiled at Apple’s WWDC and is already available for purchase. It comes in two versions, a base model that features 265 GB flash storage, a 2.3 GHz processor and 8 GB of RAM, at $2,199, and the state of the art 2.6 GHz version with 512 GB flash storage priced at $2,799.