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Apple Introduces New MacBook Pro Models with Thunderbolt and Quad Core

Apple has introduced new MacBook Pro notebooks today. The new models feature faster CPUs and graphic processors as well as support for Thunderbolt data transfer technology.

Thunderbolt is developed by Intel under the name Light Peak. The connector used is mini Display Port so current monitor adapters will still work. Thunderbolt allows up to 10Gbps transfer speeds.

We expect that these models will arrive to the Saudi market within 6 weeks.

Environmental specifications:

• Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure
• Mercury-free LED-backlit display
• Arsenic-free display glass
• BFR-free
• PVC-free3
• Reduced packaging volume
• Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 requirements
• Rated EPEAT Gold4

The specifications for the base models are:

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3 GHz

• Intel Core i5 Dual Core 2.3GHz
• 320 GB HDD
• Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB shared
• Price: $1,199

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.7 GHz

• Intel Core i5 Dual Core 2.7GHz
• 500 GB HDD
• Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB shared
• Price: $1,499

MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.0GHz Quad Core

• Intel Core i7 Quad Core 2.0 GHz
• HDD 500GB
• Graphics processor: AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB and Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB shared
• Price: $1,799

MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.2GHz Quad Core

• Intel Core i7 Quad Core 2.2 GHz
• HDD 750GB
• Graphics processor: AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB and Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB shared
• Price: $2,199

MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.2GHz Quad Core

• Intel Core i7 Quad Core 2.2G GHz
• HDD 750GB
• Graphics processor: AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB and Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB shared
• Price: $2,499

Share Specifications

• 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Ram upgradable to 8GB
• Optical drive 8x slot-loading SuperDrive DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
• Gigabit Ethernet
• Thunderbolt port, speeds up to 10Gbps
• Wireless network IEEE 802.11n
• Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
• SDXC card reader
• FaceTime HD camera (renamed from iSight)

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10 comments

  1. Any idea when we are going see this in Riyadh !?!

  2. Dear,

    I’ve 17″ Macbook Pro it was fallen accidentally and the display is not working fully any more. Please can some one advice me from where should i get this fixed.

  3. new 13″ inch models (sandy bridge but dual-core) are available at iTechia

  4. Any news when the updated lineup is coming to the Jeddah stores?

    • I just have bought The New MacBook Pro from i.Zone (Dahran Mall) by paying 9700 Riyals. Amazing machine.

  5. any idea on how much the 17″ macbook Pro will cost because i really want to upgrade 

  6. Pls post the latest price ls of the macbook pro please thanks!!

  7. Does anyone have an idea on the prices of these new macbook pros ??! Please post! Thanks a lot in advance!!

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