"The MacBook Pro with retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, in a statement released minutes after he introduced the new portable computer in San Francisco.
"With a gorgeous retina display, all flash architecture and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built."
Weighing only 4.46 pounds, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro offers the "world's highest resolution notebook display", with more than five million pixels – three million more than a typical HD television, claims Apple. It offers 220 pixels per inch, a density so high that the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, says Apple.
The display is also said to have 75% less reflection and 29% higher contrast than previous generation MacBook computers.
The new model only uses flash storage, offering storage options of up to 768GB, while making it faster to access data. Apple claims it can play four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 1080p HD video.
The new MacBook also features Intel's Core i7 quad-core processors of up to 2.7GHz, the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics card, up to 16GB of RAM, two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports, and up to seven hours of battery. It also has a FaceTime HD camera, a glass multi-touch trackpad, and comes with OS X Lion installed.
The MacBook Pro with retina display is available today, from £1799.
For more details, visit www.apple.com/uk
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