It was Steve Jobs’ birthday yesterday, and as was speculated a couple of days ago, Apple did indeed release the updated MacBook Pros on their absentee CEO’s birthday. The new MacBook Pros come powered by Intel’s second generation Core i5 and i7 processors, codenamed Sandy Bridge, and either Intel HD3000 integrated graphics solutions or AMD’s 6-series Mobility GPUs.
Happy Birthday, Steve!
They also feature updated front-facing cameras for Facetime, and Intel/Apple’s new optical input/output interface – Thunderbolt (previously called Light Peak) – which will allow for transfer speeds of upto 10Gbps and also support nearly every kind of digital video output interface. You can check out the various configurations in the specsheet below.
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Apart from the above, the new MacBook Pros also have a few optional components you can include in your customized notebook, which include 128, 256 and 512GB Solid State Drives, upto 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, an anti-glare display, Apple Remote, various adapters, etc.
The new MacBook Pros will be bundled with Snow Leopard and Apple’s updated iLife software suite. The prices for the various default configurations are as follows:
- 13-inch/2.3GHz Dual-Core i5/320GB HDD – Rs. 69,900
- 13-inch/2.7GHz Dual-Core i5/500GB HDD – Rs. 84,900
- 15-inch/2.0GHz Quad-Core i7/500GB HDD/Radeon HD6490M – Rs. 1,04,900
- 15-inch/2.2GHz Quad-Core i7/750GB HDD/Radeon HD6750M – Rs. 1,24,900
- 17-inch/2.2GHz Quad-Core i7/750GB HDD/Radeon HD6750M – Rs. 1,42,900
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