Invited to the stage, Phil Schiller (Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing) introduced the new MacBooks Pro with Retina display.
He started by recapping how good the current line of MacBooks is, with the recent introduction of the latest Airs, which bring the new ?Haswell? chips (from Intel), long battery life, updated graphics chips, ?Gigabit Wi-Fi?, Among other things. Today, however, the subject MacBook Pro!
Starting at 13 inches, it is lighter and thinner than the previous version, it brings the new processor ?Haswell? (fourth generation, dual-core), integrated graphics 60% faster, battery up to 9 hours, PCIe memory up to 60% faster, Wi-Fi 802.11ac up to 3x faster, two Thunderbolt 2 ports with almost twice the speed than before and OS X Mavericks pre-installed, of course (in addition to the iLife and iWork suites, now for free). The price out there? Starting at $ 1,300 (before $ 1,500), with 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD.
J the 15-inch model features Intel's ?Crystalwell? chip (quad-core), Iris Pro graphics (integrated as good as the dedicated ones), an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M card will be offered as an option, reaching 2GB of VRAM, 8 hours of battery life, in addition to PCIe flash, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 2, etc. These beauties, outside, now cost from US $ 2,000 (before US $ 2,200), with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.
The machines, as always, are very friendly to the environment and both the 13 and 15 inch models are available for purchase today!
And the turn of the Mac Pro. Schiller recapitulated all the news that Apple is bringing to its professional desktop. Inside it we will have an Intel Xeon E5 chip, from 4 to 12 cores, up to 30MB of L3 cache, two GPUs dual-workstation, AMD FirePro with up to 12GB of VRAM GDDR5, super-fast PCIe flash memory with up to 1TB of capacity, Thunderbolt 2 ports with an output of up to 20Gb / s and support for up to three 4K displays. The Mac Pro has motion control and lights up LEDs around all of its rear ports, multiple USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet, audio output and more. And the noise? Well, it is also incredibly "quiet", only 12dB when in standby state the same as a Mac mini.
Apple provided some units for some people to test and they were all very excited about the new machine, which will hit the market by the end of the year for $ 3,000 (out there; imagine here!).
Update, by Rafael Fischmann · 10/22/2013 s 15:54
The new MacBooks Pro with Retina display are already available for purchase in Brazil, with prices ranging from R $ 6,000 (13 inches, Core i5 dual-core 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Iris graphics) at R $ 13,000 (15 inches, Core i7 quad-core 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Pro + NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics). All models have a 2-3 week shipping time here.
Apple kept only a MacBook Pro model without a Retina display for R $ 4,800 (US $ 1,200 l), with a 13-inch screen, Core i5 processor dual-core 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and Intel HD 4000 graphics processor.
Update II, by Rafael Fischmann · 10/22/2013 s 18:05
The new Macs Pro will only arrive in December, but are also already listed in the Brazilian Apple Online Store: there are two pre-defined models, one for R $ 13,000 and the other take a deep breath! for R $ 17,500.