New Retina Macbook Pro

Stunning, isn't it?
Okay, so yesterday, Apple finally carried out the most-anticipated WWDC Keynote, which talks about the future of iOS, OSX, and of course, their Mac hardware. Although many were disappointed due to the minor Mac Pro update, many were also satisfied by the upgrade of Apple's portable lineup, the Air and Pro. Also, Apple introduced the fruition of the so-called Retina-resolution Macs. See the banner? That's the one. Although it's stunningly beautiful, that thing ain't come cheap... See the specs after the break and you'll find out :D

This unique gigantic beast starts at $2199 if you're interested. That's around Rp21,000,000.00 here. Yeah, I know, I know... I also kind of screamed "Damn, that's expensive for f*ck's sake!" when I checked out the website this morning. It's worth it, though... although it will rape your wallet. So, here's the overall configuration for the base-configuration:

  1. 2880x1800 pixel, 15.4" Retina IPS Display (220 ppi, supports scaling various resolutions, and Apple claimed that this screen is less reflective than the normal screen).
  2. 2.3GHz Core i7 Ivy Bridge Processor with 6MB shared L3 cache (Turbo boost up to 3.3GHz).
  3. 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L RAM
  4. 256GB Flash Memory (SSD)
  5. Intel HD Graphics 4000 & NVidia GT650M 1GB GDDR5 with automatic graphics switching.
  6. Thunderbolt Ports (2x), USB 3.0 Ports (2x), HDMI, SDXC Slot, Headphone Port, MagSafe 2 Power Port, Bluetooth, stereo speakers, etc.
Okay, so we see quite a bold move here. Apple discarded the Superdrive, FireWire, and Ethernet ports. In exchange of the display and the speedy SSD. However, the question is: When will it come here? Macs usually arrive faster than iDevices so let's hope that I can choose which to pick up and get moving in life :D

Oh, just for you to know, Apple also provides the high-end configuration which comes out of the box. This higher-end variant will cost you $2,799 or approximately Rp27,999,999.00 (Ouch, I think I've just torn my wallet...). Here's what's different:
  1. 2.6GHz Core i7 Ivy Bridge Processor with 6MB shared L3 cache (Turbo boost up to 3.6GHz).
  2. 512GB SSD
If you think that's ridiculous, we're on the same boat, Buddy. But don't be mistaken; SSDs are very expensive right now. Maybe we should use HDDs first until SSD's prices start to calm down... :s

Oh, by the way... As usual, Apple has also provided us online customers with BTO options. This will allow you to configure and customize your order as you please. You can upgrade the new MBPs with 16GB of whopping RAM, 2.7GHz High-end i7 processor, or even a terrifying 768GB SSDs! However... Shucks, I sure won't dare buying that... It'll certainly make my wallet cry, and make me dig through all my life savings... 

Okay, has anyone picked one of these beasts up? Or... Has anyone placed an order and waiting for it to arrive? Please fill out the comments below :)


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