2012 Mac Lineup Announced

At its annual WWDC conference, Apple today announced a new lineup of MacBooks (available from today) and detailed some of the new features of its forthcoming operating system (OS 10.8, “Mountain Lion”).

New MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros were announced, with updated chipsets, and USB3 ports. For the MacBook Pro, a new “retina display” (with a resolution of 2880×1800!), driven by the new NVIDIA 650M (“Kepler”) GPU! Sadly no significant updates were announced to either the iMac or the woefully outdated Mac Pro line, so it still remains to be seen if the latter will be refreshed at some point.

Meanwhile, details of the Mountain Lion operating system were announced. Of particular note to us gamers, the integrated “Game Center” application will allow for achievements and so on to be recorded, and also allow for multiplayer with iOS devices.

Mountain Lion will be available next month at $19.99 (to upgrade from OS 10.6 onwards).

UPDATE: Rumor has it that a Mac Pro refresh will happen “later next year”.

We’ll have a review of the new MacBook Pro, NVIDIA 650M, and retina display in a couple of weeks.

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