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Apple updates MacBook Pro line
Press release, April 14; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 14 April 2010]

Apple has updated the MacBook Pro line with faster processors, next-generation Nvidia graphics and longer battery life. The 13-inch MacBook Pro features the new Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics processor for up to 80% faster graphics and a 10-hour built-in battery. The new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models feature Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and Apple's new automatic graphics switching technology that toggles between their onboard Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and Intel HD graphics processors.

All 13-inch MacBook Pro models now include faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 4GB RAM, a 10-hour built-in battery and the new Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics processor. With 48 processing cores, the new Nvidia GeForce 320M is ideal for graphics intensive applications or high-performance games, claimed Apple. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two configurations: one with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 250GB hard drive priced at US$1,199; and one with a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 320GB hard drive priced at US$1,499.

The new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models are up to 50% faster than previous systems, Apple claimed. Using Intel's 32nm process, Intel Core i5 and i7 processors integrate the memory controller and L3 cache for faster access to system memory. Hyper-Threading technology improves data throughput by creating virtual processing cores, while Turbo Boost optimizes performance between the two processor cores, accelerating the system from 2.66GHz to 3.06GHz for intensive dual-core tasks, and up to 3.33GHz for single-core tasks.

All 15-inch and 17-inch models include two graphics processors, the new Nvidia GeForce GT 330M for peak performance and Intel HD graphics for energy efficient operation. More than twice as fast as the GeForce 320M, the new GeForce GT 330M provides smooth, crisp on-screen graphics for the most demanding 3D games, creative software and technical applications, according to Apple. Apple's automatic graphics switching determines which graphics processor an application needs and switches instantly between processors to deliver peak performance and long battery life. Tightly integrated hardware and software allow the new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro to deliver 8-9 hours on a single charge.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in three models: one with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and 320GB hard drive at US$1,799; one with a 2.53GHz Intel Core i5, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and 500GB hard drive at US$1,999; and one with a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M and 500GB hard drive at US$2,199. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro features a 2.53GHz Intel Core i5, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and 500GB hard drive for US$2,299.

Apple MacBook Pro series notebook

Apple MacBook Pro series notebook
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