Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro, complete with Retina display, at its WWDC event today in San Francisco.

The next-gen laptop, known simply as the 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 screen measures 15.4-inches. Apple says we can expect glare to be reduced by 75 per cent, handy for these sunny days.

It’s not just the display that looks slick. Measuring just 0.71-inches thick, the next-gen MacBook Pro is 25 per cent thinner than existing models, and is now roughly the thickness of your finger.

Under the bonnet we’re looking at a quad-core 2.7GHz processor, 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia Kepler graphics card. Housed on the side of the device is an SD slot, HDMI connection, Thunderbolt, USB 2.0 and … drum roll - a USB 3.0 connector.

Apple is promising up to 7 hours of battery life and 30 days standby and best of all it is shipping from today with prices starting at £1799 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 you a cool £2299. Wow.

The new MacBook Pro will ship with OS X Lion, with a free update to Mountain Lion when it becomes available.

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