MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina

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A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The fastest mobile processors. Remarkably thin and light 13‑inch and 15‑inch designs. Together, these features take the notebook to a place it’s never been. And they’ll do the same for everything created with it.

a screen as vivid as imagination.
A screen where everything you see is vibrant, detailed and sharp.
With the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, we created the world’s highest-resolution notebook display. The only thing that even comes close? The super-compact 13-inch model. They’re two of a kind. And in a class all their own.
Multimillion-pixel view.
When you pack so many pixels into a display — over four million on the 13-inch model and over five million on the 15-inch model — the results are positively stunning. The pixel density is so high, your eyes can’t discern individual pixels. Images take on a new level of realism. Text is pin sharp. A spectacular 2560×1600 resolution on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and an equally impressive 2880×1800 resolution on the 15-inch MacBook Pro let you see more of your high-resolution images with pixel-for-pixel accuracy
More colour and contrast. Less glare.
The Retina display reduces glare up to 75 per cent while maintaining incredible colour and quality. In fact, it has a 29 per cent higher contrast ratio than a standard MacBook Pro display. Blacks are blacker. Whites are whiter. And everything in between is rich and vibrant. IPS technology gives you a wide, 178-degree view of everything on the screen, so you’ll see the difference at practically any angle. And you’re going to love what you see.
Goal is to build the high-performance notebook of the future, you begin at its foundation. For MacBook Pro with Retina display, that foundation is flash. Because when you build a notebook around an all-flash architecture, not only is everything more durable, reliable and battery efficient — everything is fast. Really, really fast.
There’s a reason they call it “flash”.
You’ll notice a difference in whatever you do — starting up takes seconds, apps launch quickly, even navigating the desktop feels incredibly fluid and responsive. It’s all thanks to flash storage, which gives you up to four times the performance of a traditional hard drive.1 So you can import huge photo libraries into Aperture in no time flat. And on the 15-inch model, flash storage combines with quad-core processors and high-performance discrete graphics to make quick work of even the most demanding editing tasks in Final Cut Pro. Since these MacBook Pro models come with up to 768GB of flash storage, you can keep all your important files with you. Flash doesn’t have any moving parts, which makes it incredibly durable and quiet. And flash storage is extremely energy efficient, which means your MacBook Pro also has the ability to stay in standby mode for up to a month, without plugging in. So whether it’s been 1 day or 30, your all-flash MacBook Pro will spring to life, from wherever you left off.
Matching power for power.
A seven-hour battery life is impressive for any notebook. But for a high-performance notebook with an ultra-high-resolution display, top-of-the-line processors and graphics, and a super-slim design, it’s absolutely remarkable. The built-in battery gives you up to 1,000 full charge and discharge cycles and up to 30 days of instant-on standby time
Power Nap
With Power Nap in OS X Mountain Lion, your MacBook Pro continues to receive new email and calendar invitations while it’s asleep. And when it’s connected to a power source, it can download software updates and make backups with Time Machine. So the next time you open your notebook, everything’s right there waiting for you.
MacBook Pro with Retina display features the latest Intel dual-core and quad-core processors. They’re the muscle behind the most powerful notebooks we’ve ever built.
The new mobile powerhouses.
With a dual-core Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display lets you take your most performance-hungry apps on the road. That means wherever you can take your camera, you can take Aperture and your entire digital photo studio too. Hyper-Threading technology, which enhances performance by letting each core handle multiple tasks simultaneously, is included in every model. And with speeds up to 2.9GHz and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6GHz, these processors are ready for just about anything.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has the power to do even more amazing things. Third-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors with a state-of-the-art 22-nanometre micro-architecture provide the fastest performance ever in a MacBook Pro. With speeds up to 2.7GHz, up to 8MB of shared L3 cache and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7GHz, these processors make quick work of even the most complex tasks in professional apps like Final Cut Pro. They also support up to 16GB of super-fast 1600MHz memory. Which means the 15-inch MacBook Pro is ready to take on whatever you can dream up, wherever your travels take you.
These graphics are so fast, smooth and realistic, you might just forget you’re looking at a computer screen.

The power behind the pixels.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features Intel HD Graphics 4000 — perfect for both everyday tasks and graphics-intensive creative apps. Scroll through large photo albums with ease. Play games with amazing detail. Even connect an external display or two. It’s just another way this 13-inch MacBook Pro is small on size and big on performance.

The 15-inch model has a phenomenal display — and a GPU to match. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor based on next-generation Kepler architecture with 1GB of dedicated video memory provides up to 60 per cent faster graphics performance than any notebook we’ve ever made.4 And it delivers enough power to drive the amazing five-million-pixel Retina display as well as two external displays. All while making the most graphics-intensive tasks — like rendering HD video and editing RAW photography — fast, easy and incredibly fluid.

Traditional PC technology intersecting Mobile technology

Smartphone are becoming the dominant way that people access the Internet.
As mobile technology gets faster and more powerful, traditional mobile designs, chips, and operating systems begin to tackle things that were previously the province of the PC, such as high-resolution games and business productivity.

It’s presently easy to think of the Asus Transformer Prime with its keyboard as an Android-based notebook.

We can imagine ,, Apple shipping a thin notebook that runs iOS, essentially an iPad with a keyboard.

Also, the news that Windows 8 will run on ARM-based processors has both Qualcomm and Nvidia (and potentially Texas Instruments) talking about ARM-based Windows notebooks.

All the big PC vendors are taking aim at the mobile market.

Intel is venturing further into the smartphone and tablet markets with its Medfield and Clover Trail processors and AMD is talking more about tablets, too.

Vast majority of PCs will run traditional chips and Windows and the vast majority of smartphones and tablets will run traditional mobile OSs and ARM-based processors in 2012.

The potential for competition, however, forces all the vendors, and especially the companies that make final products, to take another look at their offerings. The result can only be good for innovation.
Also this year, web apps will come face to face with native applications. Until now, almost all the really powerful applications have been native applications of one sort or another, whether traditional Windows-based client applications or applications written for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PlayStation, Xbox, or other specific platforms.

Web-based applications—or software-as-a-service (SaaS), as the concept is sometimes called—have been growing.

Applications such as Salesforce, Netsuite, Workday, Concur, and Google Docs are increasing in power.

Microsoft also in the game with its Office 365 and big enterprise companies like Oracle and SAP are now talking about this, as well.
But browser-based applications have had some limitations: restricted use of local processing, minimal graphics support, spotty connectivity, and little or no offline usage.

HTML5, especially as it evolves, promises to change this. All the big browser makers are promising more support in the year ahead, though with important differences among them.

We’ve already seen a few companies, like the Financial Times, try to use web-based applications to get around the limitations imposed by the platform makers’ application stores.

Meanwhile, Apple pioneered the App Store. Recently, more app stores from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are also getting attention.

In some respects, that’s understandable; easier organization makes it easier for consumers to find the applications they want, and it’s good to see the platform makers trying to do more to police applications in this world of continuing security threats. Of course, it also puts more control (and a cut of sales) back into the hands of the platform vendors.

It’s interesting that the companies that are pushing app stores the hardest—Apple, Google, and Microsoft—are all also promising more and better HTML5 support. It will be interesting to see how well each company balances these competing trends.

There are many other technology trends, of course.

2012 will be the year we finally see commercial large-screen OLED-based TVs and more connected or “smart” TVs.

We’ll continue to see a proliferation of mobile, social, location-aware applications for the Internet and smart devices.
We’ll see thinner notebooks—what Intel calls “Ultrabooks” and faster wireless networks.

On the enterprise side, it’s likely to hear more about “private clouds” and cloud platforms, and see new versions of some of the key business packages.

“Big Data,” business intelligence, and analytics deserve and are finally getting much more attention.