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.”


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


  • 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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