4x Greater Bandwidth
With sequential read speeds up to 500 MBps, all-flash storage is up to four times faster than a traditional hard drive.1
Faster than the sum of its parts.
New, more powerful dual-core and quad-core processors help you fly 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.
Now art really does imitate life.
With over 4 million pixels on the 13-inch model and over 5 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 all those pixels let you 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.
Up to 5.8x faster than the previous-generation MacBook Pro2
All your photos. In a flash.
With two ultrafast 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. Highly responsive flash storage delivers up to nine streams of 1080p ProRes (HQ) content for multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X3, 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.4
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 2560 by 1600 pixels on the 13-inch model and 2880 by 1800 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 superfast 1600MHz memory, you can access and edit large-format files much faster than on a traditional notebook.
A powerful notebook for powerful ideas.
The fastest technologies, like the 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of 1600MHz memory, 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. Millions of pixels give you gameplay with more detail and nuance than you thought possible. Even in the most intense action games, superfast 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.