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Apple Refreshes the MacBook Pro Line

by Emily Price | February 24, 2011February 24, 2011 6:43 am PST

Apple announced an update to its popular line of MacBook Pro computers this morning. The laptops now have high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology (the same thing as the rumored Light Peak technology), an HD forward-facing FaceTime camera, Sandy Bridge Intel CPUs, and AMD GPUs. The SD slot on the computer now supports SDXC cards

From Apple: “The new MacBook Pro brings next generation dual and quad Core processors, high performance graphics, Thunderbolt technology and FaceTime HD to the great design loved by our pro customers…Thunderbolt is a revolutionary new I/O technology that delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second and can support every important I/O standard which is ideal for the new MacBook Pro.”

Besides those updates, you’re looking at roughly the same MacBook Pro you could buy a week ago. The refresh is exactly that, a refresh, not really an overhaul of the computer. The computers are available now, and start at $1,199 for the 13-inch base model.

Anyone thinking about buying a MacBook Pro now that they’ve seen the update?

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...