Apple Finally Launched New MacBook Pro With Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Processors, Thunderbolt I/O, FaceTime HD and Long-Lasting Battery

Written By Sam on 24 February 2011

The wait for the new MacBook Pro is over as Apple has finally announced about their new 2011 of MacBook Pro lineup. Apple has updated their next-gen MacBook Pro’s with Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Processors, upgraded AMD graphics, Thunderbolt I/O Technology, FaceTime HD camera and many more. The entire MacBook Pro line is up to twice as fast as the previous generation.

One of the key addition to this new MacBook Pro update is the addition of Thunderbolt Technology. Thunderbolt is a revolutionary new I/O technology that delivers an amazing 10 Gigabits per second and can support every important I/O standard which is ideal for the new MacBook Pro. Thunderbolt I/O technology is developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt enables expandability never before possible on a notebook computer. Featuring two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an amazing 10Gbps each, 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. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays. Freely available for implementation on systems, cables and devices, Thunderbolt technology is expected to be widely adopted as a new standard for high performance I/O.

The other notable addition to this new 2011 MacBook Pro lineup is a FaceTime HD camera with triple the resolution of the previous generation for crisp, widescreen video calls. With Apple’s innovative FaceTime video calling software, the new camera allows high definition video calls between all new MacBook Pro models and supports standard resolution calls with other Intel-based Macs, iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod touch. FaceTime is included with all new MacBook Pro models and is available for other Intel-based Macs from the Mac App Store for just 99 cents. 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.

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.

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