Apple Announces New Macbooks for 2012

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New Macbook Pro with Retina Display

Apple announced a new Macbook pro which comes with a Retina Display with resolution of 2800×1800.

The starting model costs $2199 while the higher-end model costs $2799.

The processor of the higher of the new Macbook Pro can be of up to 2.6Ghz and it can turbo boost itself to 3.7Ghz. The RAM is now of up to 16Gb. The flash memory can be of as much as 512Gb (upgradeable to 768Gb on higher-end model).

New Macbook loses the Firewire port, Ethernet port and SuperDrive. Intel HD Graphics 4000 and Nvidia GeForce GT650M can be found too. Others specs include Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, Thunderbolt ports and backlit keyboard. The OS running is OSX Lion.

13 and 15 inch Macbook Pro

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The new Macbook Pro now start at $1199 and go up to $2199. Macbook Pro can now have up to 2.6Ghz quad-core Intel i7 with 8Mb L3 cache. RAM can be of up to 8Gb now.

The display of the higher-end model is of resolution of up to 1440×900 pixels. Thanks to Intel HD Graphics 4000 and also Nvidia’s GeForce GT650M (on the higher-end model) processors, the graphics are now up to 60% faster.

Other features include Thunderbolt port, Firewire port, USB 3.0 ports, SuperDrive, SDXC card slot, backlit keyboard and a glass trackpad. The Operation system is OSX Lion.

11 and 13 inch Macbook Air

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Apple also announced new Macbook Airs with the starting 11 inch model going at $999 and the higher-end 13 inch model going at $1499.

New Macbook Air now can have an Intel Core i7 dual-core processor of up to 2.0Ghz with as much as 8Gb RAM. The flash storage is up to 512GB now. The resolution of the Macbook Air can go to 1440×900.

Macbook Air uses the Intel HD Graphics 4000 and has its ports upgraded to USB 3.0. Thunderbolt port, Bluetooth 4.0, HD front-facing camera and a SD card slot(on the higher-end model only) are there too. There is no SuperDrive here. The OS is OSX Lion.


  • Masroor

    macbook air 11 and 13inch model 2nd paragraph ” flash storage is up to 512Mb” it should be in Gb !

    • M Saleem

      janab wo 512gb hi hai mb nai bcz it is hard disk

      • Shahid Saleem

        Actually it is SSD, not hard disk.

  • Malik

    Not so impressive

    their should be a detailed comparison about the previous one and new ones

  • Israr

    Apple Macbook is one of those cars, which you see online frequently :P but, you don’t have what it takes to buy them…
    :D
    balkay nahi, i have used one at Dolmen Mall :P
    *window shopping like a boss*

  • Sumair

    MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a joke in IMO! Yes the display is awesome but u dont get the SuperDrive, lame!! :-/

    • Shahid Saleem

      I bet you still miss floppy drives too.

      Living in the past ha ha.

      • Sumair

        still its a feature man. Even I dont use my DVD drive, but kabhi to zarurat par hi jati hai.

    • Kashif

      I have got bluray drive in my laptop and I used it two or three times in last 1.5 years. I realy dont know why they are offering drives. maybe usefull for movies but for me its not understandable to have expensive drives in machines for just watching movies.

    • Mansoor Ali Ibrahim

      I am using macbook pro since 2 years and I haven’t used my dvd drive once.

  • Usama Siddiqui

    Expensive:(

    • Mansoor Ali Ibrahim

      For us developers it’s a dream machine. It never stucks hang or restart like windows machines do some times.

      Extra long battery backup time, in short perfect combination of hardware + software.

      And yes it is expensive.