The Apple MacBook Pro MC976B/A 15inch 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Retina Display is the world's highest-resolution notebook display. The Apple MacBook Pro is as vivid as your imagination, offering you a vibrant, sharp Retina display with 5.1 million pixels in a design that's just 1.8cm thin and 2.02kg. The all-new MacBook Pro is built around flash storage for maximum performance and reliability, starting up takes seconds, apps launch quickly, and everything you do is lightning fast. The 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and next generation NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor provides you with a fast, smooth, realistic performance and drives enough power for intensive tasks such as rendering HD video and editing RAW files. Other features include two Thunderbolt ports, stereo speakers, dual mics, and built-in apps including FaceTime HD Camera, iPhoto, iMovie and more.
Apple MacBook Pro MC976B/A 15inch 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor - Retina Display
We wanted this MacBook Pro to have a screen as vivid as your imagination. A screen where everything you see is remarkably vibrant, detailed and sharp. What we created was the world’s highest-resolution notebook display — and our most jaw-dropping Retina display yet.
One screen. Five million pixels.
When you pack over five million pixels into a 15.4-inch display, 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 and text is pin sharp. And with a 2880x1800 resolution, you can see more of your high-resolution images onscreen with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. So your best ideas can become your best work.
More colour and contrast. Less glare.
The new Retina display reduces glare 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.
All-flash storage . It makes quicker work of everything.
When your goal is to build the high-performance notebook of the future, you begin at its foundation. For this MacBook Pro, that foundation was 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.
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 When you use apps like Final Cut Pro or Aperture, you can perform even the most demanding tasks direct from your internal storage. And since the all-new MacBook Pro comes with up to 768GB of flash storage, you can keep all your important files with you, including large video and photo libraries. Flash doesn’t have any moving parts, which makes it incredibly durable and quiet. It also has the ability to stay in standby mode for up to a month. Whether it’s been 1 day or 30, this all-flash MacBook Pro will spring to life from wherever you left off.
The all-new MacBook Pro has more than just processing power. It has an incredible amount of battery power too. So you can do more than ever — all on a single charge.
A 7-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 95-watt-hour battery gives you up to 1,000 full charge and discharge cycles and up to 30 days of instant-on standby time.3 Which means you can put your MacBook Pro to sleep, and it’ll come back on instantly — after a day, a week or even a month. With Power Nap coming this summer in OS X Mountain Lion, your MacBook Pro can continue 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.
Intel Core i7
The all-new MacBook Pro comes with the fastest mobile quad-core processor on the market: the Intel Core i7. It’s the muscle behind the most powerful notebook we’ve ever built.
This notebook has the power to do amazing things. Third-generation Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors with a state-of-the-art 22-nanometre single-die micro-architecture provide the fastest quad-core performance ever in a notebook. Hyper-Threading technology allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. And with speeds up to 2.7GHz, 6MB of shared L3 cache and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7GHz, these processors are great for running professional applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro. They also support up to 16GB of super-fast 1600MHz memory. Which means the all-new MacBook Pro is ready to take on whatever you can dream up.
Next-generation NVIDIA graphics
Graphics on the all-new MacBook Pro are so fast, smooth and realistic, you might just forget you’re looking at a computer screen.
The all-new MacBook Pro has a phenomenal display — and a GPU to match. Based on a next-generation Kepler architecture with 1GB of dedicated video memory, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor 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, fluid and incredibly lifelike.
Ports and Connections
Everything about the all-new MacBook Pro is high performance — even its I/O. Thunderbolt is the fastest, most versatile I/O available, and this notebook has two Thunderbolt ports. That’s a huge advantage when you need to connect to just about anything — external displays, RAID arrays, video capture devices, even FireWire peripherals (adapter sold separately, available in July) and Gigabit Ethernet networks (adapter sold separately). Combine that with two USB 3 ports, an HDMI port and an SDXC card slot, and in a matter of minutes you can build an entire professional studio with the all-new MacBook Pro as its centrepiece.
Audio and Visual
You haven’t heard it all until you’ve heard the speakers inside the all-new MacBook Pro. For something so thin and light, the sound is huge. And with a wide dynamic range, optimal balance and a crisp, expressive quality, these speakers might sound too good to be true. That’s because we laboured painstakingly over the design to maximise the quality of every decibel you hear.
Dual built-in microphones are great for when you want to be heard. If you’re making a FaceTime call, for example, the mics reduce background noise from behind the notebook. And when you use Dictation (coming this summer in OS X Mountain Lion), they create an adaptive audio beam that intelligently adjusts to detect your voice — instead of the noise around you.
Multi-Touch Trackpad and Backlit Keyboard
Touch and go go go.
In OS X, Multi-Touch is an essential part of how you interact with your Mac. Using realistic, intuitive gestures, you can switch between apps, navigate your content and get the most out of your desktop space. The all-new MacBook Pro features a Multi-Touch trackpad with a large, all-glass button surface. So you can tap, pinch, swipe and click away comfortably.
A brighter way to work.
Thin and light, this notebook is designed to go anywhere — including places with less-than-stellar lighting. A built-in sensor detects changes in ambient light and adjusts the keyboard brightness automatically. So you’re never left in the dark.
iCloud stores your content and lets you access your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents and more from whatever device you’re on. So if you take a picture with your iPhone or make changes to your meeting schedule on your iPad, iCloud makes sure everything appears on your Mac too.
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We’ve updated Apple software to take advantage of the beautiful Retina display. OS X Lion apps — Safari, Mail, iCal, Address Book and more — as well as iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, Aperture and Final Cut Pro have already been optimised, and updates to the other Apple apps are coming soon.