New Apple MacBook Pro With The Thunderbolt I/O Technology

by Johan on February 24, 2011

Apple has recently updated the industry-leading MacBook Pro family with next generation processors and graphics, the high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features up to 2.7GHz of Intel Core i5 or Core i7 dual-core processor with an Intel HD Graphics 3000. The powerful 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models feature up to 2.3GHz quad-core Core i7 processor and an AMD Radeon HD graphics processors with up to 1GB of video memory for high performance gaming, pro video editing and graphics intensive applications. The new Apple MacBook Pro is also the first computer on the market to include the groundbreaking Thunderbolt I/O technology, featuring two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an amazing 10Gbps each. The Thunderbolt delivers PCI Express directly to external high performance peripherals such as RAID arrays, and can support FireWire and USB consumer devices and Gigabit Ethernet networks via adapters. It also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays. Additional specs include a built-in FaceTime HD camera with triple the resolution of the previous generation for crisp, widescreen video calls. The new 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with the Thunderbolt I/O technology retails for $1199 upwards, while the 15-inch model starts at $1799. The 17-inch model is priced at $2499 upwards.


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