The next generation MacBook Pro, unveiled today at WWDC 2012, is ultra-thin and was described by Apple as the “most beautiful computer” that the company’s ever made. The notebook will start at $2199.
The Next Gen is thinner than a finger, weighs 4.5 pounds, and sports Intel’s fastest new Ivy Bridge processors—Quad-Core 2.7 GHz of processing (Turbo Boost-able up to 3.7 GHz) according to Gadgetsite, Engadget and Gizmodo, speculating that the retina display laptop will also be a gaming powerhouse because it’s packed with Nvidia’s Kepler GeForce GT 650.
A 768 GB SSD drive, two Thunderbolt ports, HDMI, an SD card, USB 3.0, “MagSafe 2,” dual microphones and a custom-designed asymmetrical internal fan (for quiet cooling) round out the specs. Not included are Ethernet ports or an optical drive, technology of the past. Siri gets an upgrade thanks to the new iOS6, and the Mac OS X Mountain Lion enhances connectivity to things like iCloud and iMessage. The hammer has come down. Get down or lay down.
It ships today.