Apple says its newest MacBook Pro laptop computer will be about as thin as its already-slim MacBook Air. It will also have a sharper display, akin to what the iPhone and the iPad now have. The MacBook Pro, with what Apple calls a 'Retina display', comes with a relatively high price tag of $2,199 or $2,799, depending on the configuration.
Apple says its newest MacBook Pro laptop computer will be about as thin as its already-slim MacBook Air. It will also have a sharper display, akin to what the iPhone and the iPad now have
At 0.7 inches, the new MacBook Pro -- Apple's highest-end laptop -- ranks among the thinnest laptops in the market and will hit store shelves months before many Microsoft Windows-equipped "Ultrabooks."
The MacBook Pro, with what Apple calls a "Retina display," comes with a relatively high price tag of $2,199 or $2,799, depending on the configuration
The new MacBook Pro Retina display is the world’s highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels, 3 million more than an HD television
The MacBook Pro with Retina display 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
Size The MacBook Pro with Retina display is 0.71 inch thick when closed, compared with 0.95 inch for the regular models. The Air is 0.68 inch at the thickest point, though it's as thin as 0.11 inch around the edges
To slim down the Retina-equipped MacBook Pro to near-Air dimensions, Apple got rid of the DVD drive and the traditional spinning hard drive. Instead, it uses flash memory for storage. The model also lacks an Ethernet port for Internet connections
Display. The Retina screen measures 15.4 inches diagonally. The regular MacBook Pro comes in 13.3- and 15.4-inch models, while the Air is available with 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch displays.
Weight. The Air remains the lightest of them all, at 2.38 pounds for the smaller model and 2.96 pounds for the larger one. The Pro with the same-sized display as the larger Air is about 50 percent heavier, at 4.5 pounds. The Pro with Retina Display is 4.46 pounds, compared with 5.6 pounds for a comparably sized Pro
Storage. The Air is lighter partly because it uses flash memory rather than a regular hard drive for storage. That means less capacity for the same price