Apple has launched a new 15 inch MacBook Pro with a magnificent Retina Display, quad core processors and flash memory at the WWDC 2012. The laptop is radically thin and light weight. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple said that the new MacBook Pro will feature a gorgeous Retina Display. It is the most advanced Mac that was ever built, he added.
The 15 inch MacBook Pro is available in two versions. The first one is equipped with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 quad core processor with Turbo Boost that speeds to about 3.3 GHz. It has 8 GB memory, 256 GB flash memory and is priced at Rs 152,900.
The other version is equipped with a 2.6 GHz quad core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost that speeds to a maximum of 3.6 GHz. It has 8 GB memory and 512 GB flash storage. It is priced at Rs 192,900. You can configure these MacBooks to have a faster processor 2.7 GHz, 16 GB memory and 768 GB flash storage.
The Retina Display used in new MacBook Pro is the world's highest resolution display used in notebooks. It has over 5 million pixels which is about 3 million more than the HD televisions. The text and graphics look very sharp and the human eye cannot differentiate individual pixels. This display uses the IPS technology for 178 degree wide viewing angle. It has 29% higher contrast and 75% less reflection that the display used in the previous generation.
The other features in the MacBook Pro are NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics, two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt ports to connect high resolution displays and devices. It also has a new HDMI port to connect to HDTV. The MacBook Pro has a battery that offers 7 hours of wireless usage. It ships with the Mac OS X Lion operating system. Rom today, those who buy a Mac will get a free copy of the OS X Mountain Lion when it is made available.