Modestly described by Apple as the "most beautiful computer we've ever made," the reveal of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro kicked off WWDC in San Francisco today.
The computer has a 15.4-inch screen measuring 0.71 inches thin, weighs less than 4.5 pounds, and features the same Retina display as the newest iPad. Touted as the highest-resolution notebook on the market, the display has over five million pixels. Intel's quad-core i7 processor, flash storage up to 768 GB, Facetime HD camera, seven hours of battery life, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port round out some of the notebook's biggest features. One thing missing from the new MacBook Pro? An optical drive. Looks like Apple's pushing consumers towards the cloud for storage and entertainment.
The MacBook Pro with 256GB flash storage with 2.3 GHz processor starts at $2,199, and the 512GB model with 2.6 GHz processor starts at $2,799. The updated design is available today online and in stores; though it will ship with OS X Lion, customers will get a free upgrade to Mountain Lion when the software comes out in July.