The very definition of power.

With its unbelievably sharp display, fourth-generation Intel processors, high-performance graphics, PCIe-based flash storage and Thunderbolt 2, MacBook Pro with Retina display changes the entire notebook experience. So whatever you can imagine, you can create.

With sequential read speed up to 775 MBps, PCIe-based flash storage is up to nine times faster than a conventional hard drive.1

Faster than the sum of its parts.

Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors help you power through the most complicated technical computing tasks. Integrated Iris 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-based architecture that makes everything you do incredibly fast and responsive. Specs like these define a whole new standard for notebook computing.

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 a photo studio round MacBook Pro. Or take it with you and import thousands of RAW images on location — up to six 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 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,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 nine times the performance of a traditional hard drive,1 you can even edit 10 streams of uncompressed 8-bit 1080p HD video, right from the internal storage on your 15‑inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.3

Simultaneous Final Cut Pro X Streams³

  • 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

Fourth-generation dual-core and quad-core processors and up to 16GB of 1600MHz memory provide an enormous amount of computational power. And powerful GPU technology along with the high-resolution Retina display allows 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 were once only possible 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.

  1. Testing conducted by Apple in July 2014 using pre-production 15‑inch 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7–based MacBook Pro units with 512GB flash storage, and pre-production 13‑inch 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based MacBook Pro units with 512GB flash storage. 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 13‑inch MacBook Pro systems with 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive were production units. Testing conducted using Iometer 2006.07.27 with a 30-second ramp-up, 5-minute run duration, 512KB request size, 8 outstanding IOs and 150GB test file. Average rotational media performance calculated by creating the test file on the outer, middle and inner sectors of the drive, and averaging the results from all three measurements. MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust performance as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in July 2014 using pre-production 15‑inch 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7–based MacBook Pro units with 512GB flash storage, and pre-production 13‑inch 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based MacBook Pro units with 512GB flash storage. 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 3.5.1 using RAW images. 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 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.
  4. Testing conducted by Apple in July 2014 using pre-production 13‑inch 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based MacBook Pro units with Intel Iris and 1GB graphics memory, and shipping 13‑inch 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based MacBook Pro units with Intel HD 4000 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. Unigine Valley Benchmark tested using medium quality setting, in full-screen mode with anti-aliasing disabled. Portal 2 tested using timedemo test file: Laser stairs, with 4x anti-aliasing 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.