Apple's Marketing executive Phil Schiller unveiled the MacBook Pro during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2012) in San Francisco, where it was confirmed that the new 15.4" model will feature the company's patented Retina Display.
The new MacBook Pro is being touted as the "world's thinnest" high definition notebook at 1.8cm, making it one quarter thinner than the current models.
Apple's next generation MacBook Pro measures in at 15.4" across, but features a pixel resolution of 2880 x 1800, boasting a record 220 pixels per inch (ppi).
First-party applications have been given a visual overhaul to take advantage of the new display.
It will also support SD, HDMI and USB 3.0, MagSafe 2, Thunderbolt, and USB 3.
What was referred to as "breakthrough work in asymmetric batteries" will offer up to seven hours of power on a single charge.
Apple also announced that the existing 13" and 15" MacBook Pro models have been given a refresh, while the 17" version has bee discontinued.
The 13" machine now features the latest Intel Core i5 or Core i7 dual-core processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds upped to 3.6 GHz.
Its 15" counterpart features the latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds upped to 3.7 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics.
Both the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro can be configured with a 1TB hard drive or SSDs up to 512GB that are up to twice as fast as the previous generation.
The MacBook Pro ships today, available in 13", 15"-inch, and 15.4" priced at €1,238, €1,857, and €2,229 respectively.
Source: digital spy