Shortage of MacBook Pro with Retina machines – 3-4 week wait

13 Jun 2012

There is a three to four week wait for Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display machines, according to Apple’s web store

The key issue is most likely sourcing the Retina display parts. There were also supply issues at launch for the 9.7-inch Retina display on the new iPad when it was launched in March.

The machine unveiled on Monday retails at €2,349.00 for the 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 processor version and €2,979.00 for the 2.6GHz version.

“The MacBook Pro with Retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO on Monday.

“With a gorgeous Retina display, all flash architecture and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built.”

At 220 pixels per inch, the Retina display’s pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so text and graphics look incredibly sharp.

The Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and has 75pc less reflection and 29pc higher contrast than the previous generation.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years