Retina MacBook Pro specs leak: Huge SSD and huge price

Apple's Retina Display MacBook Pro could well be the star of the WWDC 2012 keynote in a few hours time, and rightly so if the latest leaked specifications are anything to go by. The new high-end notebook will feature SSD storage as standard, according to 9to5Mac's sources, though unsurprisingly they won't come cheap: more than $4,000 for the top-spec variant, in fact.

All of the Retina MBPs will use a 15.4-inch display, it seems, with the range kicking off with a 2.3GHz processor and 8GB of RAM. That model will have a 256GB SSD, and be followed by a 2.6GHz version with the same 8GB of RAM but a 512GB SSD. Finally, a 2.7GHz model is rumored, with 16GB of RAM and a whopping 768GB SSD.

Rumored Retina MacBook Pro specifications:

MC975LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.3/8GB/256GB FLASH-USA

MC976LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.6/8GB/512GB FLASH-USA

MD831LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.7/16GB/768GB FLASH-USA

No specific pricing for each variant is available, but the combination of a next-gen screen and all that solid-state storage means even the entry-level model is going to be expensive. That would certainly lend credence to the talk of a concurrent update to the "classic" MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch models, that would presumably be significantly cheaper but stick with the current styling (as shown in the image above).

Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote is just a couple of hours away, and we'll be liveblogging the whole thing over at Join us there and let us know whether you'd be willing to spend extra for all those lovely pixels.