Apple on Thursday introduced their 2011 Macbook Pro family. What’s new and great? 15-inch and 17-inch Macbook pros now come with standard quad processors. The 13-inch Macbook pro comes with a dual core Core i5 processor. And every Macbook pro will have Hyper Threads enabled. Benchmarks reveal that the new Macbook Pros are easily faster than even some desktop Mac Pros.
The 15-inch and 17-inch Macbook pros now come with AMD Radeon graphics with 1GB of dedicated GDDR5 video processor. The 13-inch Macbook pro uses Intel HD 3000 dedicated graphics processors.
According to Apple’s 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 PHP 61,990.00; and one with a 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 500GB hard drive starting at PHP 76,990.00. 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 PHP 91,990.00 and one with a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive starting at PHP 112,990.00. 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 PHP126,900.00.”
As of this writing, shipping times for Philippines is 4 to 6 weeks.
The new Macbook Pros now come with Intel’s Thunderbolt. It promises to have 10Gbps transfer rate or twice that of USB3.0. Thunderbolt is expected to replace USB.
According to Apple, Macbook Pros come with 7 hours of Battery life. All Macbook Pros come with Facetime camera, bluetooth, Superdrive DVD burners, Magsafe adaptors.
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