New Macbook Pro Press Release

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  1. deedub macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2006
    13:30 24Feb11 BSW-Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Next Generation Processors, Graphics & Thunderbolt I/O Technology <AAPL.O>

    CUPERTINO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
    Apple today updated the industry-leading MacBook Pro family with next generation
    processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new
    FaceTime HD camera. Featuring the very latest dual-core and quad-core Intel Core
    processors, the entire MacBook Pro line is up to twice as fast as the previous
    Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Next Generation Processors, Graphics &
    Thunderbolt I/O Technology (Photo: Business Wire)

    "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," said Philip Schiller, Apple`s senior vice president
    of Worldwide Product Marketing. "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."

    Starting at $1,199 the new 13-inch MacBook Pro offers amazing value and
    performance in a compact design. The highly portable 13-inch MacBook Pro
    features Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors up to 2.7 GHz and Intel
    HD Graphics 3000. The powerful 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models feature
    quad-core Core i7 processors up to 2.3 GHz and AMD Radeon HD graphics processors
    with up to 1GB of video memory for high performance gaming, pro video editing
    and graphics intensive applications.

    MacBook Pro is the first computer on the market to include the groundbreaking
    Thunderbolt I/O technology. Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple,
    Thunderbolt enables expandability never before possible on a notebook computer.
    Featuring two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an amazing
    10Gbps each, Thunderbolt delivers PCI Express directly to external high
    performance peripherals such as RAID arrays, and can support FireWire and USB
    consumer devices and Gigabit Ethernet networks via adapters. Thunderbolt also
    supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing
    adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays. Freely available for implementation on
    systems, cables and devices, Thunderbolt technology is expected to be widely
    adopted as a new standard for high performance I/O.

    The MacBook Pro now includes a built-in FaceTime HD camera with triple the
    resolution of the previous generation for crisp, widescreen video calls. With
    Apple`s innovative FaceTime video calling software, the new camera allows high
    definition video calls between all new MacBook Pro models and supports standard
    resolution calls with other Intel-based Macs, iPhone 4 and the current
    generation iPod touch. FaceTime is included with all new MacBook Pro models and
    is available for other Intel-based Macs from the Mac App Store� for 99 cents.
    The MacBook Pro lineup continues to feature its gorgeous aluminum unibody
    enclosure, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, LED-backlit widescreen display,
    illuminated full-size keyboard and 7-hour battery.**

    As the industry`s greenest notebook lineup, every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT
    Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, setting the standard for
    environmentally friendly notebook design.*** Each unibody enclosure is made of
    highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit
    displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. Mac notebooks
    contain no brominated flame retardants, are PVC-free and are constructed with
    recyclable materials.

    Every Mac comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the world`s most advanced operating
    system, and iLife, Apple`s innovative suite of applications for creating and
    sharing great photos, movies and music. Snow Leopard builds on more than a
    decade of innovation and includes multiple features for portable computing such
    as Multi-Touch navigation, advanced wireless networking, easy file sharing,
    automated data backup and intelligent power management. The new iLife `11
    features iPhoto with stunning full screen views for browsing, editing and
    sharing photos; iMovie with powerful easy-to-use tools to transform home videos
    into fun theatrical trailers; and GarageBand with new ways to improve your
    playing and create great sounding songs.

    Pricing & Availability

    The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, 15-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro are
    available through the Apple Store (, Apple`s retail stores and
    Apple Authorized Resellers. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two
    configurations: one with a 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 320GB hard drive
    starting at $1,199; and one with a 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 500GB
    hard drive starting at $1,499. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in two
    models: one with a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and
    500GB hard drive starting at $1,799 and one with a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core
    i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive starting at $2,199. The new 17-inch
    MacBook Pro features a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and
    750GB hard drive and is priced at $2,499.

    Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core processors up to 2.3 GHz,
    additional hard drive capacity up to 750GB, solid state storage up to 512GB,
    more memory up to 8GB DDR3, antiglare and high-resolution display options and
    AppleCare Protection Plan. Additional technical specifications and
    configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at

    *Testing conducted by Apple in February 2011 using preproduction MacBook Pro
    configurations. For more information visit

    **The new Wireless Web protocol testing was conducted by Apple in February 2011
    using preproduction MacBook Pro configurations. Battery life and charge cycles
    vary by use and settings. For more information visit

    ***EPEAT is an independent organization that helps customers compare the
    environmental performance of notebooks and desktops. Products meeting all of the
    23 required criteria and at least 75 percent of the optional criteria are
    recognized as EPEAT Gold products. The EPEAT program was conceived by the US EPA
    and is based on IEEE 1680 standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal
    Computer Products. For more information visit

    Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X,
    iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music
    revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the
    mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently
    introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and
    computing devices.

    NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple`s PR website
    (, or call Apple`s Media Helpline at (408) 974-2042.

    © 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS,
    Macintosh, MacBook, FaceTime, iPhone, iPod touch, App Store, Multi-Touch, Snow
    Leopard, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Apple Store and AppleCare are
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    respective owners.

    Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:

    Jennifer Hakes, 408-974-7439
    Colin Smith, 408-862-1171

    Copyright Business Wire 2011

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