New Delhi: Apple announced a next-generation MacBook Pro model that is less than an inch thick while closed - about as thin as the MacBook Air. It will have a sharper display, akin to what the iPhone and the iPad now have.
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, calls it "the most amazing computer we have ever made."
The "next-generation" model will have a 15.4-inch diagonal display. They will have processors from Nvidia Corp. and promise up to 7 hours of battery life.
The other models announced earlier Monday are largely updates to current models with more memory and better processors. They won't have the thinness or the sharper display that the "next-generation" model has.
Apple also unveiled a new MacBook Air with new Intel Corp. processors that sport up to 60 per cent faster graphics and up to 512 gigabytes of flash storage memory. MacBook Airs do not have hard drives.
Prices for the version with an 11-inch diagonal screen will range from $999 to $1,099.
The MacBook Pro, which do have hard drives and are thicker, will also get the new Intel chip. Prices for the 13-inch model will be $1,199 to $1,499, while a 15-inch model will be $1,799 or $2,199, depending on the amount of storage.
The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models will start shipping Monday.