Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday was the talk of the town as it saw the launch of a redesigned MacBook Pro, iOS6, and the OS X Mountain Lion. Despite the same time release of all these major products and services, all eyes were on the new 13 and 15-inch models of the new MacBook Pro.
“There has never been a notebook this thin, this light for professional use,” and “it’s the most beautiful computer Apple has ever made” are the words Phil Schiller, SVP of Worldwide Marketing for Apple, used to describe the updated MacBook Pro. This is in line with the bold changes the firm made to its high-end laptop computer, which is now considerably thinner than its predecessor. It also boasts of a high-resolution “retina display,” just like the one on new iPads and iPhones.
Apple slimmed down the laptop by dropping key components, the most surprising being the DVD drive. The new laptops no longer have a traditional hard drive and use a faster storage solution called flash instead. In addition to an upgradeable 8GB of RAM, consumers can also trade the standard 256GB flash drive for 512GB or a groundbreaking 768GB. Other features to look out for include a 720P FaceTime camera, and an estimated battery life of up to seven hours.
The 13-inch model will start at $1,199, and the 15-inch model starts at $1,799.