New MacBook Pro: Apple Announces Retina Display, HD Camera, Other Features On New Laptop

Apple announced on Monday the New MacBook Pro laptop. The device is a stunning 25 percent thinner than the previous MacBook and also boasts brand new "Retina Display" that has four times the number of pixels of its predecessor.

"There has never been a notebook this thin, this light, this powerful for professional use," Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, said when announcing the New MacBook Pro at the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, according to Sky News.

The New Macbook Pro is only .71 inches thick. And like the latest iPhone and iPad, its Retina Display has so many pixels they're indistinguishable to the eye from normal viewing distance.

It has two USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt ports and one HDMI port, allowing for seamless viewing on many television and external HD displays. Additionally, the speakers, camera and microphone have all been updated.

The new Pro weighs in at under 4.5 pounds.

"It's built for extreme levels of performance, but it's remarkably portable," Jony Ive, Apple's senior vice president of Industrial Design said in an introductory video.

According to Endgadget, the New Macbook will have 6GB of RAM and be available with a quad-core 2.7GHz Core i7 processor. It will also have up to 768 GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage.

The battery will last seven hours and have 30 days of standby time.

The New MacBook Pro will retail for $2,199 and starts shipping today.

Apple also announced that the Macbook Air line of laptops will be updated to include faster Intel processors. According to Reuters, the newest line of Airs will be about $100 less expensive than the previous models.

Check out the slideshow (below) to see Tweeters' reactions to the new MacBook Pro.