Apple quietly upgrades MacBook Pros

Posted on Oct 25 2011 - 3:38am by Julius

Apple has quietly launched its new MacBook Pro upgrades, shedding light to rumors that have been floating around for a few months. Apple has unveiled its latest updates to its MacBook Pro line of laptops, bringing improved performance, faster processors and larger storage without changing its price. The upgrades have been expected since September, with the new MacBook Pro laptops available just in time for the 2011 holiday shopping season.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes in two versions: an entry-level model that has an Intel Core i5 processor, and a faster model that is equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor. Both models have received speed upgrades and larger hard drives. The faster 13-inch model runs at 2.8 GHz and boasts a 750 GB hard drive, while the entry-level model runs at 2.4 GHz and has a 500 GB disk space.

The MacBook Pro 15-inch model has two configurations, both having quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, with increased speed (2.2 GHz and 2.5 GHz). Its GPU has also been upgraded with new cards from AMD. The cheaper 15-inch model boasts an AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512 MB of dedicated memory, while the more expensive model has an AMD Radeon HD 6770M, with 1 GB of RAM.

The 17-incher also received upgrades in graphics hardware and processor. It now has a new quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and the AMD Radeon 6770M GPU, an upgrade from the AMD Radeon 6750M from the old model.

The new MacBook Pros can now be seen at Apple’s online store, where they are listed as “In Stock.”


via: Venture Beat

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