Apple Announces A Slew of New Hardware, New MacBook Model With Retina Display

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When it comes to Apple hardware, the buzz is usually about the new iPhone or the new iPad. Apple didn’t get into either of those at WWDC 2012, but it did announce a whole bunch of new laptop tech that’s sure to get everyone salivating. Along with new versions of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, Apple has announced an entirely new line of MacBooks, and boy do they ever look pretty. On top of that, they’re all shipping today. Let’s have a look at the specs, shall we?

MacBook Air

  • New CPUs, Ivy Bridge, up to 2GHz dual core
  • Up to 8GB RAM
  • Up to 512GB of flash storage
  • USB 3.0 ports, backwards compatible to USB 2.0 of course
  • 720p Facetime camera
  • 11″ models are $999 or $1099
  • 13″ models are $1199 or $1499
  • All of them ship today

MacBook Pro

  • New CPUs, Ivy Bridge, up to 2.7GHz quad-core Core i7
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 650m graphics
  • The same USB 3.0 ports
  • Prices stay the same
  • Shipping today

“Next generation MacBook Pro”

  • 0.71 inches thick
  • Under 4 1/2 lbs
  • Retina display
  • 15.4 inches across
  • 2880 x 1800
  • OS updates to make use of Retina display
  • Up to 768 GB flash storage
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Core i7
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 650m graphics
  • Up to 16 GB RAM
  • Ports: HDMI, USB 3 (2 ports), Thunderbolt (2 ports), MagSafe2, headphone, SD card slot
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual microphones, Facetime camera, multi-touch pad (duh)
  • Starts at $2199 (8GB RAM, 256 flash storage), shipping today

(via The Verge)

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