Apple Updates MacBook Pro

Apple today updated the MacBook Pro family with next generation dual and quad Core processors from Intel, high performance graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera.

The entire MacBook Pro line promises up to `twice as fast´ as the previous generation.

Apple MacBook Pro 2011
Check out the new MacBook Pro specs, features, price:

13-inch MacBook Pro
  • Compact design, highly portable
  • Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors up to 2.7 GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro
  • Quad-core Core i7 processors up to 2.3 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD graphics processors with up to 1GB video memory
  • Pro video editing, graphics intensive applications
Thunderbolt I/O technology
  • 2 bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to 10Gbps each
  • Can support FireWire, USB consumer devices, Gigabit Ethernet networks via adapters
  • Supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays
  • Works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays
Built-in FaceTime HD camera
  • Allows high definition video calls between all new MacBook Pro models
  • Supports standard resolution calls with other Intel-based Macs, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Multi-Touch navigation
  • Advanced wireless networking
  • Easy file sharing
  • Automated data backup
  • Intelligent power management
iLife '11 for creating and sharing great photos, movies and music
  • iPhoto - stunning full screen views for browsing, editing and sharing photos
  • iMovie - powerful easy-to-use tools to transform home videos into fun theatrical trailers
  • GarageBand - new way for improved creation and playback of great sounding songs
Pricing & Availability

Apple announced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, 15-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro are available through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers; in two configurations: 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 320GB hard drive starting at $1,199; and 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 and 500GB hard drive starting at $1,499.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro, on the other hand, is available in two models: 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 500GB hard drive starting at $1,799 and 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive starting at $2,199.

Meanwhile, the new 17-inch MacBook Pro which features a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive, is priced at $2,499.

Additional technical specifications and configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/macbookpro, the company said.

Apple MacBook Pro 2011