This week the new MacBook Pro with Retina display was revealed by Apple and Phil Schiller stepped on stage at WWDC to let us know that not only would it be coming with next-level specifications galore, it would be shipping today. This set of notebooks will cost you $2199, will have 7 hours of battery life, will weigh in at just 4.46 lbs, and will rock out with 2.3GHz quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Core Ivy Brige i7 processors. This device has a 15.4-inch Retina display to start and it’s in the Apple store immediately if not soon.
The MacBook Pro with Retina display comes with 256GB of flash storage, comes packed with 1GB GeForce GT 650M as well as 8GB of RAM, and is environmentally friendly to boot! This notebook range is hitting up several areas on the environmental checklist Apple has outlined including items such as it being Arsenic-free, ENERGY STAR 5.2 certified, PVC-free, BFR-free, having Mercury-free glass, and being Highly recyclable.
This notebook has a Retina quality display, is ultra-thin, and is made to replace any and all MacBooks in the past. Of course it wont be released alone, bringing with it a family of MacBook Pro classic models and the MacBook Air 2012 refresh as well. See 3rd Generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge processors on all fronts, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt ports coming from all directions too!
UPDATE: Apple has just released information on two models, configured-to-order:
The 15-inch MacBook Pro is available with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage starting at $2,199 (US); and with a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz, 8GB of memory and 512GB of flash storage starting at $2,799 (US). Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 768GB.
Have a peek in our timeline below to see all the details on this massive release and make sure to continue to follow along in our WWDC 2012 portal as well as with our live feed at http://live.slashgear.com/ – check it out!