Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced its new range of notebooks today at the World Wide Developers Conference. The new computers have all seen performance upgrades but what is probably the biggest change in the line up is a huge change in the new Macbook Pro.
The next generation Macbook Pro will not be wedge shaped like the Macbook Air as so many had speculated. Its thickness will be consistent the entire way through, but it still manages to be super thin. The new notebook is just 0.71 inches thick, that’s a quarter of an inch thinner than the current line up of Pros.
On top of that in an update many have been waiting for the new notebook will feature a 15.4″ Retina display with a pixel density of 220 ppi. A huge range of Apple’s native applications have been updated to take advantage of the better display including iMovie, Safari, Aperture and Final Cut Pro.
Games have also seen updates. Diablo 3 will be shipping a version that is compatible with the Retina display. The new Macbook will have 768 GB of internal flash storage, up to 16 GB of RAM, and will be able to last up to seven hours on its battery life.
The firm’s propriety MagSafe charging has been updated to version 2. It is now even thinner. The new Pro comes with two Thunderbolt outputs and USB 2 and 3 ports on either side. The new Pro is sure to be the most talked about laptop on the market for some time to come.
All of the updated models including the Macbook Pro and the Macbook Air will be available for purchase later today according to the key note address made by Cook. The updates to the standard Macbook Pro leave that machine at its former thickness and design while just improving the internal components of the devices
The new top of the line Macbook Pro will retail for $2199 and it will begin shipping today.