Thursday, February 24, 2011
This Year's Model
Apple has unveiled the new line of MacBook Pros this week and at first glance this year's model is looking pretty good. Powered by Intel's latest dual and quad core "Sandy Bridge," chips, the new MacBook Pros will be twice as fast as previous generations.
In addition to the extra muscle under the hood the new models also come equipped with high def video cameras and a vastly improved AMD graphics chip-set. This will enable users to conduct high def video chats with three times the resolution of existing models of MacBook Pros.
Another innovation to this year's model is the addition of a new kind of data port known as Thunderbolt that will have input/output capabilities to support high-resolution displays and devices. Thunderbolt will enable transfer speeds of up to 10 gigabytes a second so not only does this thing have power under the hood but you could say it also corners pretty well.
The new MacBook Pros are available in 13, 15 and 17 inch models. All models have a sleek aluminum case, a standard keyboard and get pretty good mileage: seven hour battery life to be exact.
Of course whether it's computers, cars, watches or designer suits, quality doesn't come cheap. The 13 inch model goes for around $1199 while the 15 comes in $1799 and the 17 costs $2299.
But let's face it if high speed machines are your thing the MacBook Pro is still a lot cheaper than the new Dodge Challenger which goes for anywhere between $25 and $43 grand.