This year’s WWDC had in store for us, something we Apple fans had long-awaited, yes you’ve guessed it; I’m talking about the new MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro has been released for general sale as of yesterday. Its specs had been leaked online before it’s initial release, which heightened our excitement. Apple has also decided to quietly discontinue the 17-inch MacBook Pro.
The reason that the 17-inch MacBook Pro was discontinued is because of its sales. The number was just not up to Apple’s standard and therefore, they decided to stop supplying the notebook in that size. Another reason can be that which Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has observed in his blog; According to him, the panel makers have not yet been able to make 17-inch panel for the Retina display at a cost and yield, which is appropriate to Apple. You can read more about this on his blog
The rumors leaked about the new MacBook Pro were that it would be thinner, faster, and far more powerful than the previous MBPs and Apple needed to offer its users just that to keep them satisfied.
Even though the new MacBook Pro is 0.24 inches thinner and weighs more than a pound less than it’s 15-inch predecessor, it packs up just the features you’d want to have in a powerful notebook. One thing that’s missing and which was present in the previous MBPs is the optical drive. The new MBP comes equipped with up to a 2.7 GHz i7 processor, 16 gigs of memory and 768 GB of flash storage. Flash storage is considered better than the standard hard drive because it’s ultra-fast, and also does not require much space. Thus, flash storage, with help from Apple’s engineers, makes it possible for the new MBP to be so thin and to amaze every person that lays eyes on it.
The new MBP possesses the same Graphic card as the other non-retina-display 15-inch MBPs. The screen resolution is 2880×1800 where as the other 15-inch MacBook pro has the screen resolution of 1440×900; this means, that the new MBP’s screen resolution is 4 times the previous one’s. Other than these, the new Retina Display MBP has a built-in HDMI port, a 95-watt -hour-lithium-polymer battery, a MagSafe 2 power port, and two thunderbolt ports. You can read more and compare specs at the Apple website.
The new Retina-Display Macbook Pro starts at $2199. It seems overpriced, but when you buy apple products you’re hardly ever disappointed with what you pay for.
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