New Mac Book Pro

I’m not usually posting about hardware updates from Apple but this one seemed very interesting and enticing. These new Mac Book Pro with Retina Displays are supercharged machines in a smaller size then expected.

The one thing that is oddly changed is that power socket for the new MBP Retina Display models. That means if you have been collecting the power cables for your Mac Book Pros & Mac Book Air for all these years then you can’t use them for the new machines, going to have to collect a whole new bunch of them.

As usual the price is also up there, for a while I have been thinking of getting a new laptop, probably a Zen Book, but this update has thrown a wrench into that idea with a very lovely spec sheet below. Still its a bit on the pricey side, I think I want to see one in real life before making a decision.

Standard Model: 2.3Ghz quad-core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel HD 4000 & NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB [$2199]

Premium Model: 2.6GHz quad-core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel HD 4000 & NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB [$2799]

Just to get an idea, this is the difference between the MBP 15 Inch & MBP Retina Display 15 Inch, and it packs a bigger punch then it’s predecessor.

Physical Comparison Between The Old & New MBPs

  • Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm) vs. 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
  • Width: 14.35 inches (36.4 cm) vs. 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)
  • Depth: 9.82 inches (24.9 cm) vs. 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)
  • Weight: 5.6 pounds (2.56 kg) vs. 4.46 pounds (2.02 kg)

This is just a simple look into the Apple update on the Mac Book Pro. For a full breakdown check out all the articles over at Jacqui’s CouchAvenue she covers the Mac Book Pro, OSX Lion, iOS 6, and Other Minor Apple Updates. (She is the Apple Girl)

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6 Comments

  1. Glad you liked my breakdown and yes this baby is tempting to me as well I am currently searching through our couches for some loose change to collect me enough cash to customize one! :P

    Seriously!

  2. @BuYousef – I know! Seriously!

    @Jacqui – Its just a ridiculous piece of hardware! And damn expensive too! lol

    @G-Funk – I talk about good things all the time, this time around it is a good thing! lol! On another note you still have to buy an adapter for it! lol

  3. They are a little on the pricy side, but I would get one anyway. At least the $2,200. The lightness and power of it is amazing.

    If you think of it, we’ve been overpaying for mac laptops in Kuwait. I got my 13″ MB (not MBP) for kd620 three years ago, basically what the new Retina MBPs are going for. So the new laptop is still ok.

    Get one, and forget the price. It’s worth it.

  4. @Buzfairy – True it is a bit on the expensive side, but honestly they easily last three years which is pretty good! Very solid use for that time! So I can’t complain!

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