After a 2 hour hiatus the online Apple Store is now back & has been updated with all new models of the Macbook Pro (including the Retina 15″ model) & Macbook Air. You can compare models & buy online now. The new Retina Macbook Pro 15″ models also include flash storage (similar to the Macbook Air I’m guessing?) in 256GB & 512GB standard & configurable to 768GB! The “Next Generation Macbook Pro”, as Apple has dubbed it, has a new slimmer profile, no optical drive & flash storage similar to the Macbook Air.
Here are the specs for the Retina Macbook Pro (from Apple’s website):
- 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
- 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
*Configurable to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz).
- 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
*Configurable to 16GB.
- 256GB & 512GB
*Configurable to 768GB flash storage.
Size and Weight:
- Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
Width: 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)
Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)
Weight: 4.46 pounds (2.02 kg)3
Graphics and Video Support:
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, at millions of colors
Thunderbolt digital video output:
Native Mini DisplayPort output
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
720p FaceTime HD camera
Connections and Expansion:
- MagSafe 2 power port
Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
SDXC card slot
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
- 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
- Stereo speakers
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Support for audio line out
Keyboard and Trackpad:
- Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
Battery and Power:
- Up to 7 hours wireless web
Up to 30 days standby time
Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port
The Retina Macbook Pro sells for $2199 for the base model & $2799 for the high end, with available upgrades adding to those base prices. Configure to Order [CTO] up to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz), 16GB memory upgrade & 768GB of flash storage. With all upgrades a CTO Retina Macbook Pro will set you back $3749.00 USD, or about 1-2 months salary for most people.
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