Here's the default configuration for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and it starts shipping today. Full specs and details here.

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  • Taft12 - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    The channel should never ship an optical drive on a laptop or desktop again

    This will be the last Blu Ray (or DVD-RW, CD-RW) you should every need to buy. The conversation is over.
  • Kjella - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    Yup, but I bet this means Apple is going to push the "Retina Display" on their Macs as well so 4K Displays can't be that far away... I won't buy the Mac, but if they can deliver 4K at the normal Apple markup I'm getting one.
  • gevorg - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    LOL! I'm skipping this year models. Hopefully the prices will be more sane by the time Haswell chips are released.
  • rscoot - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    $2199 is ridiculously cheap considering how good that screen is and the included storage option/form factor.
  • GotThumbs - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    Still NOT worth it.

    Only early adopters anxious to be "first sucker" will pick this up for now.

    I run both my 30" screens at 2560x1600 for work, but I don't see any general consumer would buy this other than being the first of the block.

    Great for graphic design professionals though.

    Best wishes
  • inplainview - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    Then don't buy one. Is someone holding a gun to your head forcing to purchase one?
  • gorash - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    lol @ "ridiculously cheap". No, it's not, no matter how good of a display it is.
  • Pneumothorax - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    Yeah save up for next years as the GT650 with a paltry 1gb VRAM is woefully INADEQUATE for this resolution.
  • Zink - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    It's not so bad, getting within 20% of the HD 4870 of four years ago. You wouldn't set the game to full res but gaming in 1080p should be good in many games.
  • seapeople - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    Wow, am I reading this right? The IPS Retina Display (2880x1800!!!) PLUS a 256 GB solid state drive (usually ~$300 by itself) only costs $400 versus the base Macbook Pro?

    This seems like the cheapest/best value upgrade Apple has ever offered in history.

    I would have expected this to be ~$2800, not $2100. Anyone who complains about this price isn't in the market for a Macbook anyway, so is posting in the wrong session anyway.

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