While the Retina Display in the new MacBook Pro may be winning all the plaudits, the new laptop is also very powerful and has can play four streams of uncompressed 1080p HD video from internal storage simultaneously.
Apple recently unveiled the Next Generation MacBook Pro at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012. It features a 15.4in Retina Display with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels, making it the world's highest resolution notebook display with over five million pixels, three million more than an HD television.
The 15in MacBook Pro, equipped with two Thunderbolt ports and a HDMI port, has the ability to power three external monitors according to Apple Insider. The Other World Computing website has tested the theory by hooking it up to two iMacs in display mode (resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels) through Thunderbolt along with an LG monitor (resolution 1920 x 1200) via HDMI.
The new 15in MacBook Pro has the ability to run a total of four displays (including it's own Retina Display of course) at their "native resolution" without causing any issues. "Moving images and media didn't create any lag and we were able to play video on all four displays simultaneously," according to OWC.
The new MacBook Pro is about to do all this becasue it is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, running at up to 2.7GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7GHz. This is paired with the latest Nvidia GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics.
The flash storage is also four times faster that older MacBooks.enabling the new MacBook Pro to play four streams of uncompressed 1080p HD video from internal storage simultaneously.
The next-generation 15.4in MacBook Pro as thin as a MacBook Air as well as being the lightest MacBook Pro ever.