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June 12, 2012
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Apple has unveiled a brand new 15-inch MacBook Pro that features the same stunning Retina display that characterizes its new iPads, os well as all-flash storage and quad-core processors. At mere 0.71 inches thick and weighing only 4.46 pounds, the completely redesigned MacBook Pro is far more portable than its predecessors.

“The MacBook Pro with Retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook,” says Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With a gorgeous Retina display, all flash architecture, and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built.”

The new MacBook Pro Retina display is the world’s highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels, 3 million more than an HD television. At 220 pixels-per-inch, the Retina display’s pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so text and graphics look incredibly sharp. 

With its precision-engineered aluminum unibody design, the all new MacBook Pro is the lightest MacBook Pro ever and nearly as thin as a MacBook Air. Flash storage that is up to four times faster than traditional notebook hard drives delivers improved reliability, "instant-on" responsiveness, and up to 30 days of standby time.

The all new MacBook Pro ships with OS X Lion. Starting today, customers who purchase a Mac are eligible for a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion when it becomes available. Mountain Lion will introduce several key new features, including the all new Messages app, Game Center, and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper. 

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is available with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and 256GB of flash storage starting at $2,199, and with a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and 512GB of flash storage starting at $2,799.