Earlier this week Apple did what it's best at: taking the world by storm with its innovations. The setting for the announcement this time was the Worldwide Developers Forum. Apple showed off the new MacBook Pro, in addition to existing versions of the "normal" MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Best new feature: the Retina display with a resolution of 2880x1800 pixels! Hardware.Info goes hands-on with the machine.
The new MacBook Pro breaks with tradition. There is no DVD burner, there is no FireWire, no network connector and there are more Thunderbolt connectors. The design you could call a mix between the MacBook Air and the existing MacBook Pro. If you prefer the trusted MacBook Pro, you can still get that, including DVD burner, but only in 13-inch and 15-inch versions. The 17-inch version is being phased out and replaced by this MacBook Pro with Retina, even though it is smaller with its 15.4 inches.
The Retina version is as big as the 15-inch MacBook Pro model, but much thinner. The new model is 1.8 cm high while the older MacBook Pro measures 2.41 cm. The MacBook Air is 1.7 cm. The new model weighs 2.02 kg, the old one 2.56 kg. It's even lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which weighs 2.06 kg.