With the new Macbook Pro, Apple’s updates go more than skin deep. Beyond the usual upgrades in processing power and additional memory, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro will be getting a high-resolution Retina display, the same type the Cupertino company is already using in the latest iPad and iPhone.
In theory, this means that users won’t be able to see the pixels that make up their displays when using their MacBook. Apple also says it’s revamping applications to take advantage of the new technology, and third-party applications that aren’t Retina ready will be automatically “pixel doubled” until developers switch over.
The Pro will also see some physical changes, now coming in at just 0.71-inches thick (this is about 25 percent thinner than previous models) and weighing in at 4.46 pounds. A larger battery is supposed to offer 7 hours of battery life, and the machine will include two Thunderbolt ports along with native HDMI — no more DisplayPort dongle to carry around.
Check out our breakdown of all the features in Apple’s new MacBook Pro for more details.