Hipster heaven as Apple launch upgraded MacBook Pro

24 February 2011

It’s good news for Apple fans – especially those with knackered laptops. That’s because the Cupertino-based technology company have updated the MacBook Pro, with the damned thing available from today.

Apple claim to be bringing us “next generation processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera.” The whole caboodle supposedly features “the very latest dual-core and quad-core Intel Core processors” and “the entire MacBook Pro line is up to twice as fast as the previous generation.”

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The new MacBooks Pro (is that right?) are packing an SDXC memory card slot, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, two USB 2.0 ports, gigabit ethernet and a FireWire 800 port. There’s also a slot-loading 8x SuperDrive DVD-burner (no Blu-ray) and a webcam, which they’re now calling ‘FaceTime-HD’ and will allow users to chat with iPhone 4 owners. Like the cooler-than-thou hipster bastards that they are.

Then there’s Thunderbolt. Great name for a horse, great name for some lightning fast I/O technology. Apple say that “Thunderbolt… delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second and can support every important I/O standard which is ideal for the new MacBook Pro.”

The new MacBook Pro comes in 13”, 15” and 17” flavours – as we wrote this, the Apple Store in the UK was being updated, so we don’t have any prices as yet. This message is now over.

TOPICS:   Gadgets

9 comments

  • Andrew
    I'll just plug it into my 32gb Thunderbolt Stick then.....
  • Jenny B.
    No, it's not right.
  • Mac D.
    * 13-inch. Starts from £999. * 15-inch. Starts from £1,549. * 17-inch. Starts from £2,099.
  • PokeHerPete
    You can have my 5-inch for a tenner if anyones interested.
  • Brad
    How much!? dear god.......
  • hippy
    they look shiny! am i better off buying this or waiting for ther new apple ipod phone tablet that will be out sometime in the near future?
  • DragonChris
    *Genuinely doesn't care* And I own an iPhone. I'm like... a paradox?
  • brian
    It looks promising however so did Firewire and look where that ended up? One connector to rule them all? Probably not Frodo.
  • Absent
    Apple have exclusive use of Thunderbolt until sometime in 2012. That's not the best way to establish a universal standard.

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