Next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina

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After Apple showed us the new MacBook Air at WWDC within the last hour they then pulled out a big surprise, which Apple named the next-generation MacBook Pro. It is 0.71-inches thin, which is ¼ thinner than the current Pro, but a little thicker than the air. The 2012 MacBook Pro weights only 4.46 pounds, and the most welcomed feature from our viewpoint is the Retina display.

The 15.4-inch NG MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880×1800, which is around four times the pixels you’ll find in a current MacBook Pro. Now that gives Apple a title of “highest-resolution” laptop display. The Retina also gives the new MacBook Pro reduced glare, better viewing angles, and higher contrast ratios.

Apps included with the new MacBook have been updated to support the new resolution, although any other apps will need to be updated to support the Retina display. Any apps that are not updated will get pixel-double and can look a bit bad.

Other specs include up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2.7GH quad-core i7, and like we reported before WWDC 2012 it has Kepler GT 650M graphics. We love the 768GB SSD, and the 7 hours of battery life is welcomed but it’s a shame there hasn’t been major improvements in this area, although that is sure to change over the next few years with some amazing battery technology on the way. You’ll find ports for USB 3.0, a headphone jack, Thunderbolt, MagSafe 2, HDMI, and SD.

Look out for the Apple Store to return soon with full pricing and further specs. The 2012 MacBook Pro will start from $2,199. Image thanks to Engadget.

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