New MacBook Pros are here
As expected, Apple unveiled a new line of MacBook Pros on Thursday, saying that the new models take three "big leaps forward."
The 13-inch model comes with a dual-core i5 Intel processor. The quad-cord i7 processor is available on the 15-inch and 17-inch models.
The laptops have entirely new graphics processors, as well, ditching NVIDIA graphics for a combination of Intel's Sandy Bridge CPU and, on the larger models, AMD Radeon graphics processors. The AMD graphics chips take over in graphics-heavy programs such as games or applications that use high-definition video.
Finally, as rumored, the computers have a new input/output port that Apple is calling Thunderbolt, which is based on Intel's Light Peak technology. The company says Thunderbolt can transfer files at up to 10 Gbps. The connector shares the Mini DisplayPort.
Now that they're here, what do you think about the new MacBook Pros?
| February 24, 2011; 9:20 AM ET
Categories: Apple, Computers, Mac
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