When you pack so many pixels into a display — over four million on the 13-inch model and over five million on the 15-inch model — 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. Text is pin sharp. A spectacular 2560x1600 resolution on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and an equally impressive 2880x1800 resolution on the 15-inch MacBook Pro let you see more of your high-resolution images with pixel-for-pixel accuracy.
With great power comes great capability
MacBook Pro with Retina display changes the entire notebook experience. What you see onscreen is unbelievably sharp. Everything you do is lightning fast. And if you can imagine it, you can create it. Welcome to the future of pro performance.
Faster than the sum of its parts
The latest dual-core and quad-core processors help you power through the most complicated technical computing tasks. Next-generation graphics let you take on GPU-intensive rendering. State-of-the-art I/O like Thunderbolt and USB 3 makes it possible to expand your workspace in a matter of seconds. And at the centre of it all is an entirely flash-based architecture that makes everything you do incredibly fast and responsive. Specs like these define a whole new standard for notebook computing. With sequential read speeds up to 500 MBps, all-flash storage is up to four times faster than a traditional hard drive.
Now art really does imitate life
With over four million pixels on the 13-inch model and over five million pixels on the 15-inch model, the Retina display is the perfect place to view and edit your high-resolution photos. Dot for dot, more of your image can fit on the screen — which makes editing photos far more precise. And with both models offering far more pixels than any other notebook display, you can see fine details and textures like never before. In fact, the Retina display is so sharp, you can tell which photos are in focus just by looking at the thumbnails.
All your photos. In a flash
With two ultra-fast Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3 ports and an SDXC card slot, you can build a photo studio around MacBook Pro. Or take it with you and import thousands of RAW images on location — up to five times faster than on a standard MacBook Pro.2 Once your photos are on your computer, editing in Aperture is faster and more responsive than on any notebook we’ve ever built. And high-speed flash storage lets you quickly browse large image libraries from internal storage. So you have instant access to any photo in your library.
Power on location
The processor, graphics, all-flash architecture, memory and display in the 15-inch MacBook Pro give you unprecedented mobile video editing capabilities. Super-responsive flash storage delivers up to nine streams of 1080p ProRes (HQ) content for multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X,3 while the latest quad-core processors on the 15-inch MacBook Pro decode multiple streams of video, and a powerful GPU renders millions of pixels onto the screen. With flash storage that offers up to four times the performance of a traditional hard drive,1 you can even edit four streams of uncompressed 8-bit 1080p HD video, straight from the internal storage on your 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.
More onscreen presence
Having four times the pixels of a standard display makes video so sharp, so clear and so lifelike, your shots may look even better than you remember. And it changes how you edit video on a notebook, especially in Final Cut Pro X or iMovie. For the first time on a portable computer, you can view your video on the 15-inch MacBook Pro in pixel-accurate 1080p HD and see your editing workspace onscreen at the same time.
Work with more pixels per inch
MacBook Pro with Retina display is the ultimate creative design studio. With 2560x1600 pixels on the 13-inch model and 2880x1800 pixels on the 15-inch model, the resolution of the Retina display is so high, it rivals the printed page. Reduced glare, higher contrast and a 178-degree viewing angle help make this Retina display the ideal place to see your work. High-performance graphics and processors let you render images and apply filters with incredible speed. And thanks to flash storage and super-fast 1600MHz memory, you can access and edit large-format files much faster than on a traditional notebook.
A powerful notebook for powerful ideas
The latest quad-core processors and up to 16GB of 1600MHz memory in the 15-inch model provide an enormous amount of computational power. And the latest GPU technology and the high-resolution Retina display allow you to visualise your data like never before. From 3D molecular modelling and DNA imaging to architectural renderings and structural analysis, MacBook Pro with Retina display lets you do things that once were possible only on a desktop computer — anywhere the job takes you.
Works hard. Plays beautifully
Take your gaming to a whole new level with MacBook Pro with Retina display. Millions of pixels give you gameplay with more detail and nuance than you’ve ever seen on any other screen. Even in the most intense action games, super-fast processors and graphics give you amazing fluidity and smoothness. MacBook Pro with Retina display is so thin and light, you can play wherever you go. And with all the games available on the Mac App Store, you’ll have no trouble finding something to play.
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