All New Next Generation MacBook Pro with 15″ Retina Display: Specs & Features (Mid-2012 Model)

Jun 11, 2012 - 21 Comments

all new MacBook Pro with retina display

Apple revealed an all new “next generation” MacBook Pro at WWDC 2012 today, it’s the first retina Mac to be made available and comes in addition to their standard MacBook Pro line. The enclosure looks similar to existing unibody MacBook Pro models, though it is significantly thinner and lighter than any previous models.

The specs and features for the mid-2012 model year Retina MacBook Pro are very impressive and represent some significant engineering, here is what we know about the specs:

  • 15.4″ Retina Display at 2880×1800, 220 pixels-per-inch density
  • Quad-core i5 and quad-core i7 CPU
  • GeForce GT 650M with 1GB VRAM
  • 8GB RAM standard, supports up to 16GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD standard and up
  • 7 hour battery life
  • HDMI port
  • Dual ThunderBolt ports
  • USB 3.0
  • 0.71″ thin
  • 4.46lbs
  • $2199 and up

Shipping begins today, 6/11. We will update with more information as it becomes available from Apple.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in News


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  1. lekko says:

    Cables on both sides is okay. The 2 USB ports next to each other was poor design because if you were using a thick internet modem/dongle with no USB extension cord, thanks

  2. John says:

    My desk isn’t 4′ narrow, and my wife isn’t 5’1″ short…and neither is this product 0.71″ thin.

    When sites adopt changes in terminology introduced by marketers, it makes a bad impression.

  3. martin says:

    if the new one has hdmi, does it mean you can connect your ps3 and xbox to it??

  4. Michael K says:

    What people should know is there is no tech gadget that will ever meet all your needs!

    Apple have pushed boundaries with the new mac pro…something that all other pc manufacturers have failed/are failing at.

    With that said, I think mac pro retina display is good to go!!

  5. Pathan says:

    What about MacBook Pro 17″? No upgrades on that?

  6. Insomniac says:

    Where is the Line-in on Retina Macbook Pro????
    So i’m going to have to buy a usb sound card to plugin my guitar etc?

    What about for DJ’s? Audio producers????

    Do they expect all that power for browsing Facebook and making Facetime calls?

    The Pro series is for that kind of use. Facebook and facetime can be done on a Macbook Air.

    • jesper says:

      but what serious producer or dj would use the built in audio interface anyway? i use an external audio interface like every other producer i know..

      • Insomniac says:

        True, i guess for “Pro” audio producers.

        But is their a simple way for my to directly plug in my guitar for fooling around in garage band etc?

        Or will i have to purchase a separate sound card? Kinda seems like a waste for a simple audio in feature to be missing.

  7. Justas says:

    There is a thunderbot to gigabit ethernet adapter…

  8. Dekard says:

    And cables on both sides of the Macbook again. I liked them all nice and neat on side.. :D

    • Michael K says:

      Cables on both sides is okay. The 2 USB ports next to each other was poor design because if you were using a thick internet modem/dongle with no USB extension cord, the neighboring port was rendered useless!

  9. Jeroen says:

    I just bought a Mini-display to HDMI cable for my MacBook Pro…

  10. David Owens says:

    The old style MBP 15″ got a processor and graphics bump refresh as well, and still has ethernet and a non-SSD hard drive. Unfortunately it doesn’t have Retina display.

    Looks like if we want retina, we need to go with a Steroid MacBook Air. I’m disappointed they went this route.

  11. Dekard says:

    no ethernet either..

  12. zomgomgb says:

    Store is down, but… shut up and take my money!

  13. Alman says:

    no firewire anymore?

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