The new MacBook Pro models that we’ve been hearing rumours about for months now are finally official. Apple has unveiled a brand new look design for the top line 15-inch MacBook Pro, complete with razor sharp Retina Display – and there are spec boosts galore for the other models too.
Up first, we’ve got the new flagship MacBook Pro line. The 15-inch model “next generation” gets a revamped look, with a much thinner 0.71-inch deep casing, a welcome refresh since the MacBook Pro has kept the same unibody chassis design since 2008.
This 15.4-inch number is the first MacBook ever to pack what Apple calls a Retina Display: in this case, a screen with a 2880×1800 resolution with a 220 pixels-per-inch density. Under the bonnet, you get up to 768GB of solid state storage, BlueTooth 4.0, your choice of quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics.
Apple’s also taken the opportunity to rejig the ports with the new MacBook Pro: in place of the DisplayPort connector is now a standard HDMI-out, to go with two USB 3.0 ports, two zippy Thuderbolt ports and an SD card slot.
Alongside this all new MacBook Pro, the current 15-inch and 13-inch models are getting a spec boost. They now come with quad-core i5 or i7 processors, up to 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive, alongside the same new GeForce graphics.
All models are shipping now: Apple says the new 13-inch MacBook Pro will start at £999, and the 15-inch at £1,499. The new design MacBook Pro starts at £1,799.