Cupertino, Calif. – Apple revamped its MacBook Pro line to
include Intel’s latest processor and that company’s new Thunderbolt
The new models are in 13-, 15 and 17-inch screen size models with
several versions available for each display size.
The 13-in MacBook Pro comes with a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
processor with a 320GB hard drive for $1,199 or a 2.7GHZ dual-core Core i5 with
500GB of storage for $1,499.
The 15-inch varieties can have either a 2GHZ Intel quad-core Core
i7 with AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics and a 500GB hard drive or 2.2GHZ Intel
quad-core Core i7 processor with AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics and a 750GB hard
drive. Pricing is $1,799 and $2,199, respectively.
The lone 17-inch model has the same feature set as the higher-end
15-inch MacBook, but with a $2,499 price tag.
Configure-to-order options include up to 512GB of solid state
storage, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, anti-glare and high resolution screen
options and the AppleCare protection plan.
The Intel Thunderbolt I/O gives 10GB per second data transfer
speeds between the PC and peripherals. It was developed under the code-name
The bi-directional technology is compatible with existing
DisplayPort devices and it is intended to supplant USB as the primary data
transfer standard in the industry, Intel said.
Other features include:
Gbps per port
Express and DisplayPort)
existing DisplayPort devices
Low latency with
highly accurate time synchronization
protocol software drivers