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Apple announces next-gen MacBook Pro with Retina display

Apple announces nextgen MacBook Pro

Apple has just announced a brand new MacBook Pro model at the WWDC Keynote in San Francisco. The new notebook is still extremely small, though it's not quite as tiny as a MacBook Air -- about two times the height of a USB port, according to our friends at Engadget. The device weighs 4.46 pounds and obviously it's very powerful, but here's the kicker: It's a laptop with a Retina Display.

Yes, Apple's big innovation on touchscreens has finally made its way back to a traditional computer. The screen runs at 2880x1800, which means there will be over 5 million pixels in the display. All of OS X's native apps, including Mail and Aperture, have been updated to work with the new display, and from all the reports so far, it's going to look gorgeous. The computer also runs USB 3.0 across two ports, as well as a Thunderbolt connection, a new thinner MagSafe power plug, and a place for an SD card.

The new MacBook Pro with retina displays start at $2199. That'll get you 2.3GHz quad-core chip, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage.

We'll have more information and full specs later on today. Retina has been a huge innovation on iOS, and Apple has now brought it back to the new MacBook Pro. We can't wait to see it.

Update: Here's the official Apple page on the new unit. Can't wait to see that new display!

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