Let’s Take a Look at Apple’s New MacBooks (WWDC ’12)

MacBook Pro Retina

During yesterday’s WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple announced a full line of new MacBooks. This includes the Air, the Pro and a new, Retina Display-equipped MacBook Pro.

 

1) First, let’s take a look at the MacBook Air.

 

MacBook Air 2012

 

The MacBook Air is available in two sizes, each of those comes in two configurations. All models come with  4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory and can be configured for up to 8GB. They also have Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports.

11-inch MacBook Air  $999

– 64GB flash storage

– 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

– Intel HD Graphics 4000

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

11-inch MacBook Air  $1099

– 128GB flash storage

– 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

– Intel HD Graphics 4000

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

13-inch MacBook Air $1199

– 128GB flash storage

– 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

– Intel HD Graphics 4000

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

13-inch MacBook Air $1199

– 256GB flash storage

– 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

– Intel HD Graphics 4000

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

13-inch MacBook Air $1499

– 256GB flash storage

– 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

– Intel HD Graphics 4000

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

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2) The MacBook Pro in 13- and 15-inch models

MacBook Pro

13-inch MacBook Pro $1199

– 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB L3 cache

– 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

– Configurable to 8GB.

– 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive

– Intel HD Graphics 4000 (all 13- and 15-inch configurations)

– NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory (15-inch 2.3GHz configuration) or NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory (15-inch 2.6GHz configuration) and automatic graphics switching

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

13-inch MacBook Pro $1499

– 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 4MB L3 cache

– 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

– 750GB 5400-rpm hard drive

– Intel HD Graphics 4000 (all 13- and 15-inch configurations)

– NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory (15-inch 2.3GHz configuration) or NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory (15-inch 2.6GHz configuration) and automatic graphics switching

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

15-inch MacBook Pro $1799

-2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB L3 cache

– 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

– Configurable to 8GB.

– 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive

– Intel HD Graphics 4000 (all 13- and 15-inch configurations)

– NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory (15-inch 2.3GHz configuration) or NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory (15-inch 2.6GHz configuration) and automatic graphics switching

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

15-inch MacBook Pro $2199

– 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 4MB L3 cache

– 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

– 750GB 5400-rpm hard drive

– Intel HD Graphics 4000 (all 13- and 15-inch configurations)

– NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory (15-inch 2.3GHz configuration) or NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory (15-inch 2.6GHz configuration) and automatic graphics switching

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

 

3) MacBook Pro with Retina Display

MacBook Pro Retina

Both of these are 15-inch laptops.

Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors

Base Model – $2199

– 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache

– 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory Configurable to 16GB.

– 256GB flash storage

– Intel HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

Step it up a bit for – $2799

– 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache Configurable to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz).

– 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory Configurable to 16GB.

– 512GB flash storage configurable up to 768GB

– Intel HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching

– 720p FaceTime HD camera

 

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