Apple MacBook Pro notebook lineup refreshed (and expanded) at WWDC 2012

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Following up on the updated MacBook Air lineup, the MacBook Pro lineup has also been refreshed and expanded upon. Similar to the MBA notebooks, this updated MacBook Pro lineup will begin shipping today. However unlike the MBA refresh, the MacBook Pro has gotten a bit of a Retina display update. Yup, the Retina display rumors have come true and it will arrive in the form of the “next-generation MacBook Pro.”

In fact, Apple is touting this next-generation MBP as having the highest-resolution notebook display in the world. According to the numbers, the MBP will have a resolution of up to 2880 x 1880 with 220 pixels per inch and a total of 5,184,000 pixels. Other points worth noting, this new MBP model is thinner, measuring in at 0.71 inches thick and weighing in at 4.46 pounds. And while that is not as light as the Air, it is almost as thin.

This model will have a 15.4-inch display, a quad-core 2.3GHz i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1GB of GeForce GT 650M graphics, 256GB SSD and up to 7 hours of battery life. The price will start at $2199. Other goodies for this model includes an SD card slot, HDMI, two USB 3/2 ports, two Thunderbolt ports and MagSafe 2.0.

The 13-inch models will bring features to include a 1280 x 800 display resolution, dual-core 2.5GHz i5 processors, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 500GB of hard drive space and up to 7 hours of battery life for $1199. The higher end 13-inch MBP will bring a 2.9GHz dual-core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive for $1499.

Finally, the 15-inch models. These will start with a $1799 price tag with features to include a 1440 x 900 display resolution, a 2.3GHz quad-core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, GeForce GT 650M graphics, 500GB hard drive and 7 hours of battery life. The higher end 15-inch MBP will have a $2199 price tag and add in a 2.6GHz quad-core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1GB for graphics and a 750GB hard drive.

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