Apple has made a big change on the market introducing their retina display. They have put this display on the iPhone and now came the top of the line, Mac Book Pro. Macintosh didn’t make a big fuss about that, instead they pulled back their offer of the Mac Book Pro and exchanged it with the new and improved Mac Book Pro with retina display.
So, the main difference as the name shows is the new display that now can hold up to 2880 x 1800 pixels that round’s up to 5.18 million pixels or 220ppi. This density is a bit less than the one on the phones, but it still is quadruple the resolution of the old Mac Book Pro. The native software has been adjusted by Apple to run on this resolution, but still the third party software needs to keep up and update.
The rest of the specifications have changed as well on the Mac Book Pro. For starters the overall measurements are changed. The weight has been lowered by 25% so instead of 5.6 pounds, it now weighs 4.46. The Mac Book Pro with retina display, now is a bit thicker than the Mac Book Air and is 0.71 inches thick all over, which is just a hair taller than the Air measuring at 0.68 inches thick.
It holds the same backlight keyboard as before and the touch pad is as big as the former one. There are two thunderbolt connectors, two USB3.0 ports one on each side, an SDXC slot, audio jack and the new adapter slot called MagSafe 2, which is not compatible with the former MagSafe.
This version of Mac Book Pro starts off with a price that is $400 bigger than the former one but it is worth it.
There are multiple models to choose from, all working on Ivy Bridge and carrying a GeForce graphic card.
The starting option is 2.3GHz Core i7, with 8GB DDR3, 256GB flash drive starting at $2,199. The most expensive version is 2.7GHz Core i7, with 16GB DDR3 and 768GB flash drive $3,749.