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Meet Apple’s Next-Generation MacBook Pro

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Dubbed as “the most beautiful computer” that Apple has ever made, the company unveiled its next-generation MacBook Pro during their annual Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday in San Francisco, California. The notebook features a Retina Display, MagSafe 2 connector, unibody chassis and upgraded connectivity options.

A Sneak Peak at the new MacBook Pro

Apple’s next-generation MacBook Pro has an impressive display with its 15.4-inch 2880 x 1880-pixel screen. Its deep blacks and reduced glare make it 75 percent less reflective than the glossy monitors featured on existing models.

It also has a new MagSafe 2 power connector that looks the same as its predecessor. However, it is reported to have an internal redesign. On the other hand, the new Apple notebook features a unibody chassis that is packed with high-density batteries. This could help accommodate additional power draw from the Retina Display, which can create higher level of heat compared to current models. The device’s underside has a venting setup that can handle the notebook’s unique thermal properties.

The next-generation MacBook Pro also has an upgraded connectivity options such as the USB 3.0, dedicated HDMI-out port in addition to Thunderbolt port that is already available, and an SD card reader. With the ditched optical drive now allows for a slimmer and lighter notebook, the said connectivity options were relocated to right side of the notebook.

MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple’s Marketing Head Phil Schiller introduced the next-generation MacBook Pro during the company’s annual WWDC event. He showed off a notebook that is 0.71 inches thin and weighs less than 4.5 pounds.

Featuring a 220-pixels-per-inch screen, the new notebook’s monitor has very small pixels that can’t be discern from a reasonable distance by the naked eye. In relation to this, the MacBook maker updated a number of its OS X apps such as Mail, Safari, iMovie, iPhoto, Aperture and Final Cut Pro to take advantage of the high-definition display.

It runs on Intel Ivy Bridge quad-core i7 processor that can be configured up to 16 GB of RAM. Apple also boosts the device’s batteries up to 7 hours of life under loading time. The next-generation MacBook Pro now also has 720-pixel FaceTime camera with dual microphones, backlit keyboard, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display has a 2.3 GHz model, which features 256 GB flash storage and costs $2,199. It also has a 2.6 GHz unit with 512 GB of flash storage and priced at $2,799.

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