If you order a new MacBook Pro with Retina display from the Apple Online Store today, you’ll have to wait 2-3 weeks.
It only took a day for orders of Apple’s “greatest computer ever created” to touch supply limits. I have to be honest: I’m surprised, but maybe I shouldn’t be.
The reviews are in and the results are good. I’ve read several headlines tonight that call the new Macbook Pro “absolutely beautiful, crazy fast.”
Here’s why I didn’t think the MacBook Pro with Retina display would hit it big:
Remember June 2008 when Apple released its first MacBook Air? It looked beautiful, but it was way too expensive. Sales of that Macbook Air flopped and that laptop lineup didn’t ramp up until Apple dropped the price and made it a consumer-friendly computer.
I thought the same was going to happen with the Macbook Pro Retina. But so far, so good. I can’t remember if the original MacBook Air pushed the supply limits a day after being released, but regardless — this MacBook Pro is impressing people already.
The updated Macbook Air and Macbook Pro without a Retina display are still shipping in 1-3 days.
The new MacBook Pro Retina features a 15.4? ultra-sharp display features a resolution of 2880×1880, 220 ppi with 5.184 million pixels — about 3 million more than an HDTV. It starts at $2,199 and can be priced as high as $3,750. I wonder how much it costs Apple to manufacture this laptop.
According to many reviews that have demoed the new laptop, the Retina display is quite amazing.
“When we looked more closely at Launchpad, the icon for Garageband had a lot more pixelation on the (MacBook) Air than on the new MacBook Pro,” MSNBC reports. “On the latter notebook, icons and text look almost painted on, because the resolution is actually better than what’s on the printed page. Viewing angles are also quite generous, though the glossy panel kicked back minimal reflections.”
Did you order a new Macbook Pro Retina? Let me know your thoughts on the new laptop.