Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (15-inch)

The next-generation iteration of Apple's MacBook Pro takes inspiration from the MacBook Air and iPad, coming in at .71-inches thin and weighing under 4.5-pounds — yet still managing to fit in a 15.4-inch "Retina display" with a 2880x1800 resolution and 220 PPI.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 11, 2012
  • Price at launch: $2,199.00

What You Need To Know

  • First MacBook Pro to forgo an optical disk drive
  • Comes with a MagSafe 2 charger port, which is slightly thinner and longer than the original MagSafe port
  • Launches with OS X Lion (optimized to support the Retina display), but will get a free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion when the new software update is released

Verge Review

Though Apple quietly discontinued the 17-inch MacBook Pro this week, hardly a tear was shed. In fact, the company went out of its way to replace the ultra-premium tier with something even more covetous — namely, a 15-inch MacBook Pro with such a pixel-dense screen that the company put “Retina display” prominently in its name. Apple went even further, shrinking the body down to “as thin as Air” dimensions thanks to some clever industrial design and a few sacrifices along the way. And that’s...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Mainstream
Thickness .71 inches
Weight 4.46 pounds
Operating system Mac OS X
Screen size (diagonal) 15.4 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Mainstream
Width 14.13 inches
Depth 9.73 inches
Thickness .71 inches
Weight 4.46 pounds
Color Silver
Software
Operating system Mac OS X
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 15.4 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology IPS LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 2880 px
Resolution (Y) 1800 px
PPI 220
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Multitouch points 4
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3615QM
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.3 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.3 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3820QM
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.7 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Discrete GPU model GeForce GT 650M
Dedicated VRAM size 1 GB
Memory
Base RAM size 8 GB
Max. config RAM size 16 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
Storage
Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 256 GB
Max. config SSD 768 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Sensors
Ambient light Yes
Port options
USB 3.0 2
Thunderbolt 2
HDMI 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Battery
Size 95 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable No
Quoted time 7 hr
Benchmarks
GeekBench 13014
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