Next-Gen MacBook Pro: "Most Beautiful Computer We've Ever Made"

At the WWDC conference, Apple announced the next generation of MacBook Pros. They're faster and thinner and have Retina Displays. They go on sale today.

Boonsri Dickinson, Associate Editor of BYTE

June 11, 2012

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At the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced its latest products, including the next-generation MacBook Pro. It has a retina screen and it is thin and fast. It is only 0.71 inches thick, making it nearly as thin as the current MacBook Air.

Cook brought Apple VP of marketing Phil Schiller on stage to announce the new MacBook Pro. Schiller said the next generation MacBook Pro is "the most beautiful computer we've ever made."

According to Informationweek's Fritz Nelson, who is blogging live from the event, the MacBook Pro will ship today. It will have a faster processor, faster memory, faster graphics, faster I/O, and faster storage. The base unit, with 8GB RAM and 256GB of flash storage, goes for $2199. It will be available in 13-inch and 15-inch screen models.

It will run up to 2.7 Ghz and has a quad-core i7. It can be turbo boosted to 3.7 GHz. It has a GeForce GT 650M graphics card and up to 1 GB video memory. It can be configured with up to 768GB of flash storage. That's a huge amount of flash storage internally, so it will be great for photo pros.

"In case we doubted Schiller, a video is telling us how great this next generation MacBook Pro is. 5 million pixels is 3 million more than on an HDTV, the video tells us. It uses an all Flash architecture," Nelson wrote.

Darknoon's Andrew Pouliot, a developer who is attending the conference, said "the new MacBook Pro is an indication that Apple is committed to providing great stuff for professionals."

Expect a long line at your nearest Apple store.

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Boonsri Dickinson

Associate Editor of BYTE

Boonsri Dickinson is the Associate Editor of BYTE

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