MacBook Pro with Retina display: First eyes-on photos

Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro, complete with Retina display, at its WWDC event today in San Francisco and Pocket-lint was there to get as close as we could to the new model.

Shown off behind glass, the new laptop looks as stunning as the specs suggest, with the screen really crisp and sharp. Although we weren’t able to touch it, we could enjoy that high-resolution screen and it looked sensational.

The next-gen laptop, known simply as the MacBook Pro (or new MacBook Pro) as previously, houses the world’s highest resolution notebook display with a 2880 x 1800 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 220ppi. The size of the display is 15.4-inches and currently there are no other "Retina" models. Apple says we can expect glare to be reduced by 75 per cent - handy for these sunny days - and it uses IPS as previous Apple displays have.

Apple is promising up to seven hours of battery life and 30 days' standby. And, best of all, it is shipping from today with prices starting at £1,799 for the 15-inch new MacBook Pro. 

There are plenty of options available for configuration, at various price points, with the 2.6GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD version costing a cool £2,299.

If you go for all the possible upgrades it will set you back just over £3,000.

Of course, we will be bringing you a full MacBook Pro review as soon as we get our hands on it.

Stay tuned. 



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