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Apple Launches Updated MacBook Pros With Thunderbolt, Quad Core CPUs

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As expected, this morning Apple refreshed their line of MacBook Pro computers. The company has updated the processors, storage capacities, graphics cards, and introduced the all-new “Thunderbolt” (Light Peak) I/O connector.

Thunderbolt is a new hybrid Thunderbolt/mini Display port on the new MacBook Pros. The technology represents Intel’s Light Peak, which reportedly offers high speed connections and is expected to replace USB 3.0.

MacBook Pro 13″

The 13″ variants of the MacBook Pro received a speed bump with a new processor and also feature larger storage capacities. Prices remained the same. The two new models are detailed below:

  • 13″ 1280×800 Display. 2.7GHz Dual i7. 4GB RAM. 500GB HD. Intel HD Graphics. $1549
  • 13″ 1280×800 Display. 2.3GHz Dual i5. 4GB RAM. 320GB HD. Intel HD Graphics. $1249

MacBook Pro 15″

The 15″ variants of the MacBook Pro received a massive processor upgrade, featuring quad-core, larger storage capacities, and new AMD graphics cards. Prices remained the same. The two new models are detailed below:

  • 15″ 1440×900 (1680 option) Display. 2.2GHz Quad i7. 750GB HD. AMD 6750M 1GB. $2249
  • 15″ 1440×900 (1680 option) Display. 2.0GHz Quad i7. 4GB RAM. 500GB HD. AMD 6490M 256MB. $1849

MacBook Pro 17″

The 17″ variant of the MacBook Pro also received a massive processor upgrade, featuring quad-core, a larger storage capacity, and a new AMD graphics cards. Price remained the same. The new model is detailed below:

  • 17″ 1920×1200 Display. 2.2Ghz Quad i7. 4GB RAM. 750GB HD. AMD 6750M 1GB. $2499

Alongside the launch of the new MacBook Pros, Apple also launched FaceTime HD in Mac App Store. Mac owners can now use the App to talk with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPod touch, and other Mac computers.

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  • bekk45

    nice upgrades, nothing earth shattering tho. they didnt change the the screen to 16:9 dammit. also typo in there. “reamined” in the second paragraph, but i think we get what you mean.

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