Apple has just released their Macbook Pro 2011 lineup with Thunderbolt port, which is something new as we had reported earlier. Apple has powered all the MacBooks with Intel Sandy Bridge Processors although the quad core option is available only for thee 15″ and 17″ versions. A dual core version of Core i5 or Core i7 powers the 13″ MacBook Pro. Apple has used AMD Radeon graphics processors in the 15 inch and 17 inch versions and integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor in the 13 inch version.
Apple has also introduced the Thunderbolt feature in the new lineup. Twelve times faster than FireWire 800 and up to twenty times faster than USB 2.0, the Thunderbolt can be used to send multiple streams of uncompressed HD video and to connect high performance peripheral devices! But for now, this port can be used to connect your MacBook Pro to the monitor only.
Apple also introduced FaceTime HD in the new MacBook family. The new HD front facing camera provides three times the resolution of the previous camera. You can make 720p HD calls from one new MacBook Pro to another and ordinary FaceTime calls to iPhone 4 or the iPod touch 4G .
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The MacBook Pro 2011 can tear you wallet. Here is how Apple mentioned about the price in the press release
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.
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