The very definition of power.

With its unbelievably sharp display, advanced Intel processors, high-performance graphics, PCIe-based flash storage and Thunderbolt 2, MacBook Pro with Retina display is ready for any task you bring to it. So whatever you can imagine, you can create.

Faster than the sum of its parts.

Advanced Intel Core i5 and i7 processors help you power through the most complicated technical computing tasks. Integrated Iris 6100 and Iris Pro Graphics and advanced NVIDIA graphics give you tons of pixel-driving horsepower. State-of-the-art I/O like Thunderbolt 2 gives you high-performance expansion, unprecedented in a notebook. And at the centre of it all is an entirely flash storage–based architecture that makes everything you do incredibly fast and responsive.

Photography

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 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.

With two ultra-fast Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports and an SDXC card slot, you can build an entire photo studio round MacBook Pro. Or take it with you and import thousands of RAW images on location. Once your photos are on your computer, editing is faster and more responsive than on any notebook we’ve ever built. And fast PCIe-based flash storage lets you quickly browse large image libraries from internal storage. So you have instant access to any photo in your library.

Video Editing

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 16 streams of 1080p ProRes (HQ) content for multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X,2 while the 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. You can even edit 10 streams of uncompressed 8‑bit 1080p HD video, direct from the internal storage on your 15‑inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.2

Final Cut Pro X Streams²

  • 16
    1080p ProRes multicam editing
  • 10
    1080p ProRes picture-in-picture editing

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.

Design and Layout

The MacBook Pro 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.

Science and Engineering

Advanced dual-core and quad-core processors provide an enormous amount of computational power. And powerful GPU technology along with 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 lets you do things that once were possible only on a desktop computer — anywhere the job takes you.

Gaming

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, 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.

Graphics Performance

Up to 40% faster than previous-generation MacBook Pro with Intel Iris.3

  • 1.4x
    Tomb Raider
  • 1.3x
    Batman: Arkham City GOTY
  • 1.2x
    X-Plane 10
  • 1.0
    Baseline
  1. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2015 using pre-production 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 512GB of flash storage and 8GB of RAM. 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive were production units. Tested with Aperture 3.6 using RAW images. MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in July 2014 using pre-production 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7–based 15-inch MacBook Pro systems with 1TB of flash storage and 16GB of RAM. Tested with Final Cut Pro X using a 10-minute Multicam clip with 16 streams of ProRes 422 1920x1080p24 media and simultaneous unique 10-minute clips of ProRes 422 1920x1080p24 media. MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
  3. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2015 using pre-production 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 and 1GB graphics memory, and shipping 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with Intel Iris and 1GB graphics memory, all configured with 8GB RAM. Resolution used: 1280x800. X-Plane 10 tested using fps_test=2 test_flight_747.fdr, with 4x anti-aliasing. Batman: Arkham City GOTY tested using the built-in benchmark, at low quality setting, with 2x anti-aliasing. Tomb Raider tested using the built-in benchmark, with anti-aliasing turned on and high graphics quality. MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation.