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New Macbook Pro models available

Apple have released three new MacBook Pro's with the 13" version starting at just $1199, the 15" model at $1799 and the higher end offering at $2499.

Specs of which already started leaking out a few days ago won't come as a surprise for many, but do include as expected, Intel's Thunderbolt technology. Apple advertises the Thunderbolt pipeline as being more than 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro now features a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor or the faster dual-core processor — the 2.7GHz Intel Core i7. With Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.4GHz, of which Apple claims will offer double the speed of the previous generation. The new 15 and 17-inch models feature a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor — with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.4GHz and up to 8MB of shared L3 cache.

All models feature the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, which switches to an AMD Radeon graphics processor with up to 1GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.

  • 13" Intel 3000 (shared memory)
  • 15" Dual Intel HD Graphics 3000 with (2.0 Ghz model) AMD Radeon 6490M 256MB or (2.2 Ghz model) AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB
  • 17" Dual Intel HD Graphics 3000 with AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB

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Also included is a FaceTime HD camera, which allows 720p HD calls from one new MacBook Pro to another as well as an iPhone 4 or the new iPod Touch.

Apple also claims to offer much better battery life in their new line, claiming that wireless web browsing can be achieved for up to 7 hours without a recharge.

You can learn more about the new features here.

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