Apple unveils new MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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San Francisco, Feb 25: Innovative giant Apple Inc. has unveiled the updated version of its popular laptop line-up, MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro netbooks are more faster and include new data transfer technology called Thunderbolt.

Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops are powered with Intel's new Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 series of processors. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now features a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, which is powerful enough to give speeds up to 3.4GHz. The 15- and 17-inch models have 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.4GHz and up to 8MB of shared L3 cache.

Apple also added Thunderbolt which is an USB-like connector, can send data between devices at a rate of ten gigabytes per second. With this new technology, users can transfer full-length high-definition movie in less than 30 seconds. The Thunderbolt sockets can also be used to connect computers to external monitors, storage drives etc.

Another additional feature on new MacBook Pro netbook is the FaceTime HD camera placed above the screen. This camera is capable of making video calls at 720p widescreen and to capture high definition images. With this camera users can make 720p HD calls from one new MacBook Pro to another and can also make video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers, iPhone 4, or the new iPod touch.

Other features include Multi-Touch track pad and long lasting battery. The Multi-Touch track pad has a smooth glass surface that allows gestures like pinch to zoom in and out, swipe to flip through photos, rotate to adjust an image, and much more. Apple claimed that new MacBook Pro will deliver up to seven hours on a single charge and nearly three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries.

Apple has announced the sale of new MacBook Pro line-up. The 13-inch laptop will cost $1,199, $1,799 for the 15-inch model and 17-inch version will cost you $2,499.

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