Apple debuts faster MacBook Pro models with higher capacity storage

Apple today upgraded their MacBook Pro lineup.

MacBook Pro is the first computer on the market to include the groundbreaking Thunderbolt I/O technology. Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt enables expandability never before possible on a notebook computer. Featuring two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an amazing 10Gbps each, Thunderbolt delivers PCI Express directly to external high performance peripherals such as RAID arrays, and can support FireWire and USB consumer devices and Gigabit Ethernet networks via adapters. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays. Freely available for implementation on systems, cables and devices, Thunderbolt technology is expected to be widely adopted as a new standard for high performance I/O.

13-inch: 2.4 GHz
 – 2.4GHz dual-core
 – Intel Core i5
 – 4GB 1333MHz
 – 500GB 5400-rpm1
 – Intel HD Graphics 3000
 – Built-in battery (7 hours)
$1,199 (free shipping)

13-inch: 2.8 GHz
 – 2.8GHz dual-core
 – Intel Core i7
 – 4GB 1333MHz
 – 750GB 5400-rpm1
 – Intel HD Graphics 3000
 – Built-in battery (7 hours)
$1,499 (free shipping)

15-inch: 2.2 GHz
 – 2.2GHz quad-core
 – Intel Core i7
 – 4GB 1333MHz
 – 500GB 5400-rpm1
 – Intel HD Graphics 3000
 – AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB GDDR5
 – Built-in battery (7 hours)
$1,799 (free shipping)

15-inch: 2.4 GHz
 – 2.4GHz quad-core
 – Intel Core i7
 – 4GB 1333MHz
 – 750GB 5400-rpm1
 – Intel HD Graphics 3000
 – AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5
 – Built-in battery (7 hours)
$2,199 (free shipping)

17-inch: 2.4 GHz
 – 2.4GHz quad-core
 – Intel Core i7
 – 4GB 1333MHz
 – 750GB 5400-rpm1
 – Intel HD Graphics 3000
 – AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5
 – Built-in battery (7 hours)
$2,499 (free shipping)

More info, options, and accessories here.

32 Comments

    1. Redesign is expected to be done for Mac Pro, not MacBook Pro.

      Why would MBP need a redesign anyway?

      This shape is flawless classics now. Jobs was primary designer of it 10 years ago: original PowerBook G4 Titanium.

      By the way, if oil prices would not go that high it these went in the previous decade, image that there was possibility for Apple’s goods to be done of titanium, rather than aluminium.

      Titanium is much better metal than any others for such kind of use, but it is even far more energy-requiring for production than aluminium. So while prices for aluminium rose in the last ten years, prices for titanium rose much higher due to cost of electricity.

      Thus Jobs had no choice but to switch to aluminium (which is best material that possible in use in mass production after titanium).

      1. On a plus side, switch to aluminium made possible to develop manufacturing of unibody enclosures. Since titanium is way harder than aluminium, drilling pieces of the former would be barely practically/price-wise possible.

      2. yes, i agree with you it’s flawless i which i had a unibody MBP (i have a 2006 model) but never the less it’s the logical way to advance in everything including the overall design of the products, and i’m talking about a redesign Macbook Air style, maybe not now, but i think it will be ne next big thing

        call me crazy =P

        1. No design is kept forever, so, of course, MBP design will be changed. But not now; LG and many other companies got the copies of MBP design in their notebooks this year, so they think that the design is still highly current.

      3. If memory serves me correctly, while beautiful the PB G4 Titanium had horrible wifi range, the ibooks were getting better wifi reception. This was caused by the titanium yes?

        I thought that led to the Aluminum switch..

  1. Good that they’re focusing on increasing storage capacity. Although I would have hoped they could have included an option for a 1TB hard drive. (I already got the 750GB with my latest MBP). 😉

  2. Wow, almost clicked on the link, but then remember I will no longer do that on Macdailynews due to editor’s biased political postings and censorship of user comments

    1. MDN certainly does censor user comments if they don’t fit into their preconceived notions, even innocuous ones. Has happened to me several times.

      Of course it is their site and they can do what they want. And it’s my clicks, and I can do what I want with them too.

      Like Mission Impossible, these posts will self destruct in………….

      1. Have also have a number of mine stricken in the past even, as you mention, seemingly innocuous ones. I don’t get it. I have not posted as often since I saw that starting.

    2. That’s moronic. Want to know what’s behind the link? Click the damned thing and shut up. Don’t care to have your political ideas censored on a site devoted to computers, don’t click but miss out on information you clearly want. It’s called cutting off your nose to spite your face.

      I fully support MDN’s right to censor and habit of censoring idiotic, off-topic political posts.

      1. The problem is that they do allow political posts – that fit within their right wing worldview. If they’re only censoring political posts that don’t agree with their right wing ideology, off-topic or not, then that’s a problem.

  3. Maybe the site hasn’t really been updated yet? It still shows 512 GB as the largest SSD and 8 Gigs RAM as the top end for the 17″ version. I’ll keep the one I have a while longer if that’s the situation.

  4. This just makes me think… What a year 2012 is going to be! iPad 3, “Air-like” MacBook Pro, iPhone 5. Then maybe something new altogether.

    All released on the ideal dates… Gonna be sweet!

      1. You are correct. The generation of MBP previous to this was the first computer to have Thunderbolt. I think wideopenvista was confused that they’re trumpeting it as a feature for this one even though it’s not a new addition.

  5. If you’re looking for a new laptop, the Apple web store is selling 13″ refurbished Macbook Pros for $929. Aside from slightly smaller HD space, 100Mhz less clock speed and the absence of Bluetooth 5, they’re basically the same machine. You can save $208 off list price.

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