Apple's New MacBook Pro Will Make Video Games Look Gorgeous

Apple revealed its next-gen MacBook Pro laptops at the WWDC keynote today, showing off Diablo III to demonstrate the machine's powerful new retina display.

Apple's newest laptop will have a 2880x1800 resolution, a quad-core i7 running up to 2.7GHz, up to 16GB RAM, GeForce Kepler graphics and 768GB internal flash storage. It will weigh a little over 2kg and ship with a 15-inch screen.

The graphics card is a GeForce GT 650M, which is certainly powerful enough to run games like Diablo III and even The Witcher 2, which is hitting Mac later this year.

The models that come with the retina display start at a whopping $2499 in Australia.

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    Up to 3.7 not 2.7

      With 'turbo boost' whatever the hell that is :)

        Turbo Boost is Intel's tech that automagically overclocks the CPU when there are less cores being used. D3 isn't multithreaded worth a rat's ass, and so it will benefit.

        Pretty sure it's a crappy Intel software overclocker. I could look it up, but it's too early for me to think about things.

          Is it like the good old days when you had a turbo button on the front of your computer that made test drive 3 go mental? :D

    I can't believe there's 5 comments without anyone making the requisite "Games on a Mac?" call.

    I am so disappointed in you guys, and I used to be a Mac gamer(I had Warcraft 3, and uhh, Warcraft 3)!

    Well it is only Diablo 3, it wouldn't be hard to run the game at that resolution anyway, now try something like Battlefield 3 at max eyecandy on that res running at 60fps or more... then I will be impressed.

    Looking forward to playing 10fps On low settings @ 2880 x 1800! Yay laptop graphics!

      haha this, i dont think people understand that when you bunp the res that high, you really smash your graphics card.

      Well said, this is a mobile chip which is less powerful then a full fledged desktop chip, running at a higher res? Why dont they put some decent hardware pushing games onto the macbook and show that. Diablo 3 isnt very taxing on the system...

    on the huge 15 inch screen and no optical drive LOL

      Oh no, no optical drive! I won't be able to..wait what are they for? Trying to remember the last time I used a disc other than for a console

        Last time I used it was for Diablo 3 CE which AFAIK only comes on DVD..

          You could uh.. Register the key on battle.net then have trouble downloading it? :P

            D3 is the only disc I've used in the past few years. And I could have downloaded that instead just as easily.

    guys.. apple's are designed to look pretty.. not actually work efficiently.

      Actually, if you looked at how this computer is put together, they seem to have achieved both this time.

        For a stupidly inflated price

        You are paying $1000 for a logo.

    $2499? Who the hell forks out that kind of money for a laptop? With that kind of money you could build a significantly superior desktop.

    "The graphics card is a GeForce GT 650M, which is certainly powerful enough to run games like Diablo III and even The Witcher 2, which is hitting Mac later this year."

    enough to run games != enough to run games at native resolution smoothly

    I have a 650M in my laptop right now. It can run The Witcher 2, on low, at about 3 fps. Potentiality does not equal actuality.

      Even on my laptop with GTX460m I could only get Witcher 2 doing medium on 28fps.

    $2500 for an ultrabook with a Mac logo on it....pass

    Isn't the idea of trying to play Diablo 3 on a laptop quite ridiculous? Or are you going to carry your broadband connection with you?

      Wait, they didn't make a single player version?

    You can play games on a Mac?

    Why is everyone so concerned about the cost? You want something nice, you pay more for it. You can buy a cheap commodore that's much more powerful than an Audi, it just says you're the kind of person that doesn't value design. That's fine! Just don't be so amazed that many people are more than happy to pay for it.

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