WWDC 2012: The New MacBook Pro.

I've been an Apple user since 'Sex and The City' days.  Remember Carrie and her candy colored laptop?  During that time, a lot of people tried to dissuade me from buying an Apple laptop. But I told them, once you get an Apple, you'll never go back. And I was right.  More than a decade later, it went 'mainstream' and now almost everyone owns at least an Apple product.

So yesterday, I was up until around 4 in the morning for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is a conference held annually by Apple to launch their new products, and they unveiled the new MacBook Pro!
"A Retina display with 5.1 million pixels. An all-flash architecture. Quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. In a design that’s just 0.71 inch thin and 4.46 pounds. It’s not just the most advanced notebook we’ve ever made, it’s the most advanced Mac we’ve ever made. -Apple"

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The new MacBook Pro starts at $2,199 with 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of flash storage and the new Ivy Bridge processors.  All that and yet it's so thin at 0.71 inches and light at 4.46 pounds!
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Compare it to the MacBook Air.  Not much difference in size but a whole lot of power! 



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But the best part for me is the new MacBook Pro's Retina display.  Aside from its quad-core Intel Core i7 processors and all-flash storage, this is probably what makes the hefty price tag all worth it!  Now I understand when they said that the Retina display "doesn't sit behind a layer of glass, it is the glass".

"The world highest-resolution notebook display.  With a 2880-by-1800 pixel resolution, the new MacBook Pro has 3 million more pixels than an HDTV."

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Other features include:

  • Long lasting battery - 7-hour charge, 30-day standby time
  • Next generation NVIDIA graphics
  • Thunderbolt port connections - connect anything to it!
  • Advanced speaker design
  • Dual mics
  • Multi-touch trackpad
  • Backlit keyboard

Last night, Apple also unveiled updated versions of the original 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. The new OS6 was also touched on but that deserves a seperate post.

Oh, THE new MacBook Pro with the world's most advanced operating system..  Now I know what I'm getting myself for Christmas! :)



7 comments

  1. I remember Apple's product placement in the SATC the movie. The part where Big ditched her and she couldn't call using Miranda's phone coz she didn't know how to use and iPhone hah. Wala lang :)

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  2. KORYN. Yes mother! And it's actually the laptop that Carrie uses when she types her articles :)

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    1. I mean, in the series.. Her laptop was the candy-colored Apple laptop. Remember? :) Those were the days!

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  3. Yes, I remember! There was a time though na naging black ang laptop niya, tama ba? :) If I remember correctly, nasira original laptop niya then Adan tried to replace it with something else then she got mad haha.

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  4. KULAPITOT. Me too!

    KORYN. Yes yes! I love it that you're a Sex and the City fan also! Can you believe I haven't watched the sequel?! Became too busy! :s

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  5. Serious??? :) Watch it! The first one is more heartwarming and emotional. The second one is just like any other ordinary SATC episode, only longer. But I still loved it! You will too :)

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