Apple Updates MacBook Pro Notebooks with Boost from Intel, AMD

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Apple Updates MacBook Pro Notebooks with Boost from Intel, AMD

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Apple MacBook Pro Family

The new family of Apple MacBook Pro notebooks include a 13-inch model with a choice of dual-core Intel Core i5 processors; a 15-inch model with a choice of quad-core Intel Core i7 processors and AMD Radeon graphics; and a 17-inch model with a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 670M graphics and a 750GB hard drive.

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15-Inch MacBook Pro

The full line of new MacBook Pro notebooks are designed to get seven hours of battery life from a single charge. Apple officials said their smarter processor architecture means the batteries hold their charge longer and last for more years-an expected five years, vs. the industry average of three.

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13-Inch MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pros new Thunderbolt input/output port lets users connect to HDMI-compatible devices and supports current VGA, DVI and DisplayPort adapters. It supports video and eight-channel audio, and lets users daisy-chain six devices, including their Macs display. Apple expects it to be the new industry standard.

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FaceTime for Mac

FaceTime for Mac, shown here on a MacBook Air, gets a boost on the new MacBook Pro line. New HD cameras triple the resolution of this previous generation and let users make widescreen video calls.

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Apple MacBook Air

In October 2010, Apple updated the 2.3-pound MacBook Air with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Nvidia graphics and-inspired by its iPhone and iPad technology, solid-state disk flash storage, which is 90 percent smaller and lighter than a typical hard drive. Apple CEO Steve Jobs gushed that they were like nothing weve ever created before.

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Intel Thunderbolt

This Thunderbolt technology logo will be used to signal a products support of Intels new PC interconnect technology.

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Thunderbolt Controller

Intels Thunderbolt controller, shown here next to a pencil, is the technology that enables Thunderbolt connectivity in a computer.

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