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Apple unveils new ultra-thin 15-inch MacBook Pro

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wwdcmbpthumbApple has introduced a stunning next generation 15-inch MacBook Pro with an ultra high definition Retina Display that is a quarter thinner than the previous model.

The device stole the show when it was unveiled during the World Wide Developers keynote by Phil Schiller, Apple senior vice president for product marketing.

This next generation laptop is just 1.8cm inches – a quarter thinner than the previous MacBook Pro – and weighs just 2.02kg.

You can watch the entire Apple keynote here

The incredible Retina Display on the new 15-inch MacBook Pro has 5.1 million pixels and with a resolution of 2880 x 1800.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is just 1.8cm thick

Also on board will be Intel’s latest third generation i7 Core processor giving it impressive performance to go with its standout features.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro has a Retina Display with 5.1 million pixels

And what helps drive the 15.4-inch Retina Diaplay screen is the latest NVIDIA graphics card for smooth video performance.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has USB 3.0 ports, HDMI Out Port and two Thunderbolt ports

It will have up to seven hours of battery life with an SD card slot, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and two high speed Thunderbolt ports.

There is no optical drive making the product only slightly thicker than the MacBook Air.

The new MacBook Pro is introduced by Phil Schiller at WWDC 2012

Users can install up to 16GB RAM and up to 768GB of SSD (solid state storage) storage.

It is available now and is priced at $2,499 for the 2.3Ghz model with 8GB RAM and 256 SSD and $3,199 for the 2.6Ghz model with 8GB RAM 512GB SSD.

* Stephen Fenech travelled to San Francisco as a guest of Apple

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