MacBook Pro Family - It's never been more powerful

Just like the MacBook Air range, the MacBook Pros are also receiving the treatment, with the new 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz quad-core i7 processors coming as standard, with a Turbo Boost of up to 3.7 GHz. There is also a new graphics processor, the GEForce GT 650M by , providing up to 1 GB of memory and USB 3 is also standard on these models as well.

The updated range on Apple's website.

There has been no major design changes and the standard MacBook Pro range doesn't feature that retina display we've all been hankering after. have also dropped the 17-inch as well, presumably due to its bulkiness and price.

Next Generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Shrouded in black, the new, next-generation MacBook Pro made its introduction and yes, it's got that retina display we've been wanting for so long! Apple is calling it “a new generation of consumer notebook” with a “killer new display” – and it certainly looks like it. The new display measures 15.4 inches across and has a resolution of 2,880 by 1,800 pixels, or 220 pixels per inch – the highest resolution display on a laptop at the moment.

A Retina display with 5.1 million pixels

The entirely new MacBook Pro, with a 220 ppi retina display and thinner form factor.

The glare and has been reduced by 75% on the new display and both Lion as well as the entire fleet of Apple apps have all been updated to take advantage of the new display. Any app that isn't ready for the new display will be pixel-doubled, meaning that they will a lot sharper.

And it doesn't just stop with the display either (which, according to Jony Ive, is a solid piece of like on the iPad). The new Pros feature Ivy Bridge processors (i7) up to 2.7 GHz and a whopping 16 GB of RAM. There is also an SD card slot, HDMI support (finally!), USB 3, two Thunderbolt ports and a thinner slot, and the casing has been trimmed down to a sleek 0.71 inches, like the MacBook Air.

The new MacBook Pro starts at an eye-watering £1,799 (with a 2.3 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, the new GEForce GT 650M graphics processor and a 256 GB SSD) and is available straight away.

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