Date: June 11

Ever since Apple equipped the iPhone 4 with its high-resolution Retina Display, the Apple faithful has been waiting for the HD screen to make its way down the entire Mac product line. This year the new iPad received the upgrade, leaving many to believe that the MacBook had to be next. People were also waiting for the MacBook Pro line to get a major refresh. When the last-gen MacBook Air was launched, Apple said the entire MacBook line would take cues from the MBA. No one expected Apple to combine both tenets into one product, but at the 2012 WWDC, it did just that with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Thinner, lighter, packed to the brim with next-gen technology, and sporting the best display ever put onto a laptop, the 15-inch MacBook is the best laptop—maybe, just maybe the best computer—to ever come out of Cupertino, CA. Apple once again set the bar against which all other laptops will be measured.