Apple has unveiled the “next generation” of it’s MacBook Pro laptops which include a 15″ high-resolution retina display and ultra-thin design similar to the MacBook Air.
The new model is just 0.71 inches thick, ships with Mac OS X Lion and is described as the lightest ‘pro’ model Apple has made.
Ports include USB 3.0, two Thunderbolt connections, HDMI and Apple’s MagSafe charger connector. Models will ship with up to 1GB of VRAM and 768GB of flash storage.
Apple claims the new display is the world’s highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels, 3 million more than an HD television. It boasts 220 pixels-per-inch and uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle.
The firm also claims the new display has 75 percent less reflection and 29 percent higher contrast than the previous generation.
“The MacBook Pro with Retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”
The new model offers up to 7 hours of battery life, 30 days of standby time, a FaceTime HD camera, glass trackpad, a full-size backlit keyboard, dual microphones, enhanced speakers, 3-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi and a thinner MagSafe 2 power port.
The new MacBook is available immediately priced £1,799. Customers who purchase a Mac from today onwards are eligible for a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion when it becomes available.