No, I wasn’t at the Apple worldwide Developers Conference today in San Francisco. Physically, at least. But my mind and heart were. I was following like a deranged stalker all updates from journalists at the venue. I witnessed the Keynote, thanks to liveblogs.
And just I expected, Apple announced a lot of beauty, power and features to their babies.
The Macbook Air got an update - Ivy Bridge processors, up to 2GHz dual-core i7, up to 8GB of 1600MHz memory – 60% faster graphics – and, 512GB of flash storage with read speed of 500MBPS. FaceTime HD camera at 720p. And the USB: 3.0!
Pricing is $999 and goes up to $1099 if you want the faster chip.
Announced next is the Macbook Pro line. Dig this: MAcbook Pro with Retina Display.
- Ivy Bridge chips, up to 2.7GHz quad-core i7′s. Turbo boost to 3.7GHz
- 8GB of 1600MHz memory and, again, 60% faster integrated graphics.
- Kepler GeForce GT 650M, up to 1GB of memory. That, too, is 60% faster than the old 15-inch model
- 0.71-inches thin- 1/4 thinner than the current Pro
- 4.46 pounds
- 2880 x 1800, 220 pixels per inch, 5.1 million pixels– world’s highest-resolution notebook display!
- Up to 16GB RAM
- Seven hours of battery life, with up to 30 days of standby time
- SD, HDMI and USB 3.0
- (A thinner) MagSafe 2, Thunderbolt, USB 3
- Dual mics
- Asymmetric fan – said to be radically more quiet
Too much goodness! Final Cut Pro can manage up to nine streams of video simultaneously!
My 15-in MBP suddenly became “old”. Poor, baby.
Of course, this beautiful hardware comes with a software as powerful. Mountain Lion full specs here.
More goodies were unveiled, but I need to go and wipe off my drool first. Will continue later.