English: Unibody MacBook Pro Deutsch: MacBook Pro 5. Generation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Unfortunately, I don’t have access to the next generation MacBook Pro yet, therefore I can’t really snap a picture of it. I guess a picture of any older MacBook Pro iteration would do. The picture is taken from Wikipedia. Enjoy!!!
Wow, Apple had just announced new MacBook Pro that is hugely more powerful than older generation ones. Even more, Apple is now taking order for their new MacBook Pro. Apple calls the latest MacBook Pro as the next generation MacBook Pro. By getting the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro at the price point of $2,199, you get a MacBook Pro that is only .71 inch thick, 7 hours battery life, weight 4.46 lbs, retina display, 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM which can be upgraded to 16 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage, dual graphic switching which includes Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, 720p FaceTime HD camera, 2 Thunderbolt ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, headphone port, SDXS card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, Up to 30 days standby time, and OS X Lion as the operating system. I think if you buy the next generation MacBook Pro now, you get to upgrade to the next version of OS X (Mountain Lion) for free. Got the cash? Paying the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro at the price point of $2,799, you get a more powerful i7 processor which clocks around 2.6 GHz and can be Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.
What I like most about the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro is that it has amazing retina display which is capable in putting current HD display on my MacBook Pro to shame. The retina display should make the images and videos way more enjoyable as the pictures should be way more beautiful than older kind of displays. Amazingly though, the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro’s battery lifespan is still great, up to 7 hours wireless web, even though it packs with a more powerful processor and graphic card. I bet the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro users will love how fast it’s to be able to transfer data from the laptop to the external hard drive at breakneck speed, because the Thunderbolt ports can allow them to transfer data up to 10 Gbps. Unfortunately, even now though not that many external hard drives are built to support Thunderbolt. Luckily though, Apple is smart to include 2 3.0 USB ports, therefore users can still transfer data at near breakneck speed, because USB 3.0 supports data transfer up to 5Gbps. So the highlights for me about the newest 15″ MacBook Pro are speed and display. The prices for the newest MacBook Pro is another story, because I think it’s just too expensive as always.
Apple also had announced the release of the next generation 13″ MacBook Pro, but this one isn’t as powerful as the 15″ one. How come? The processor for the 13″ one is only a dual core Intel i5 or i7 processor. Obviously, the 15″ one is more powerful since it has quad-core processor. Besides a less powerful processor, I think the 13″ one does have all the goodies that the 15″ one has. So, if you do need a smaller, less heavier, cheaper next generation MacBook Pro, I guess 13″ one would do. How much cheaper? The Intel dual core i5 13″ one touts at $1,199 and the dual core i7 13″ one touts at $1,499. It’s a lot cheaper than the 15″ one if you actually compare the prices side by side. My question to you is, do you like how Apple has upgraded the MacBook Pro line?
- Apple Unveils A Redesigned .71-inch Thick MacBook Pro, “The Most Beautiful Computer We Have Ever Made” (techcrunch.com)
- Leak suggests specs for new Mac Pros, MacBook Pros (electronista.com)
- New Mac Pro, spec-bumped MacBook Pro specs; New AirPort Express, USB SuperDrive, Magsafes coming at WWDC (9to5mac.com)
- Photos of Claimed New 15-Inch MacBook Pro Logic Board Show NVIDIA GT650M, Retained Layout (macrumors.com)
- Apple announces next-generation Macbook Pro with Retina Display (theverge.com)
- Retina MacBook Pro specs leak: Huge SSD and huge price (slashgear.com)
- MacBook Pro to use Nvidia GT 650M GPU, 2.7GHz Ivy Bridge CPU (geek.com)
- New MacBook Pro Leaked Photos Indicate Same External Design (gizmodo.com)
- Apple unveils MacBook Pro with Retina Display, new MacBook Air (wired.co.uk)
- MacBook Pro gets Retina Display; MacBook Air updated with Ivy Bridge (arstechnica.com)
- Apple MacBook Pro notebook lineup refreshed (and expanded) at WWDC 2012 (technologytell.com)
- 2012 MacBook Pro leak tips unchanged design plus Kepler graphics (slashgear.com)
- Apple WWDC 2012 kicks off with new MacBook Pro (business.financialpost.com)
- Details on New Mac Pro and MacBook Pro Specs Surface, Retina Notebook Still Under Wraps (macrumors.com)
- [Press Release] Apple Updates MacBook Air, MacBook Pro & reveals New Generation MacBook Pro (marcforrest.com)