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Apple’s new MacBook Pro

Apple unveiled the new MacBook family today and the big difference is the speed – the three new laptops are up to twice as fast as the previous generation.

Coming in three form-factors – with 13 inch, 15 inch and 17 inch screens – the MacBook Pros pack significantly faster dual-core and quad-core Intel chips. The 13″ packs the fastest dual-core chip going – the Intel Core i7 which runs at 2.7 GHz. The powerful 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models feature quad-core Core i7 processors up to 2.3 GHz.

A new addition is Intel’s ThunderBolt I/O technology which means your computer can communicate with plug in devices ┬ámore quickly.┬áThe Thunderbolt pipe speeds data along at 20x the speed of USB 2.0. It lets you edit high-defintion video from an external hard drive say, or stream video out to a television for example with no hiccups in quality or delays in transfer time. The channels carry data at “an amazing 10Gbps each”.

Graphics are faster too – with AMD cards providing graphics rendering at 3x the speed of previous MacBooks, good for gaming and video editing.

The in-built webcam is now HD and as ever, the computers are built from one smooth unibody piece and clock in at a slender 0.95 inches.

Prices for the 13-inch models start at $1199, $1799 for the 15-incher and the 17-inch model weighing starting at $2499.

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