Apple refreshes Macbook Pros with Thunderbolt , Better Graphics and Facetime HD

by monis on February 26, 2011 · 0 comments

Filed in: All,Launches,Macbooks

Few days ago , Apple refreshed Macbook Pros with Thunderbolt aka Light peak by Intel, AMD Radeon HD Graphics for better performance and Facetime HD camera. They also feature intel dual core and quad core processors, thus making new Macbook Pros twice as fast from the previous generation. Thunderbolt is a revolutionary new Technology released on the same day through an event by intel and implemented for the first time on Apple Macbook Pros. Instead of moving to USB 3.0, Apple has decided to opt for Light Peak technology. Thunderbolt offers I/O technology at an amazing speed of 10GB per seconds and can support every standard I/O standard in Macbook Pros.

Macbook Pro 13 inch (the basic model) :

With a price tag of $1199, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro offers amazing value and performance in a compact design. The highly portable 13-inch MacBook Pro features Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors up to 2.7 GHz and Intel HD Graphics 3000. The powerful 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models feature quad-core Core i7 processors up to 2.3 GHz and AMD Radeon HD graphics processors with up to 1GB of video memory for high performance gaming, pro video editing and graphics intensive applications.

In addition to the amazing performance, New Macbook Pros have Facetime HD camera for high resolution video calls. You can now video conference with people on iPhone 4 , iPod touch 4 and Macbook Pro in HD quality. The facetime HD application is also available in Mac App Store for selected Macbooks for $99. The MacBook Pro lineup continues to feature its gorgeous aluminum unibody enclosure, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, LED-backlit widescreen display, illuminated full-size keyboard and 7-hour battery.

Price and Availability :

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, 15-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro are available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two configurations: one with a 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 320GB hard drive starting at $1,199; and one with a 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 500GB hard drive starting at $1,499. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in two models: one with a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 500GB hard drive starting at $1,799 and one with a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive starting at $2,199. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro features a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive and is priced at $2,499.

Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core processors up to 2.3 GHz, additional hard drive capacity up to 750GB, solid state storage up to 512GB, more memory up to 8GB DDR3, antiglare and high-resolution display options and AppleCare Protection Plan.

[via Apple]



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