New Macbook Pro 2011 Features, Specifications and Price Details


As expected, Apple refreshed the entire line of Macbook Pros today, and the features will make your head spin. Not only does the new Macbook Pro succeed in enhancing the performance, but also tacks on some exciting features which we shall look into shortly.

When compared to the current Macbook Pro, faster CPUs, bigger hard drives, solid state storage and antiglare screens are some of the offerings of the revamped Macbook Pro 2011 model — yet the price of the base model remains the same.

Features of Macbook Pro 2011

Apple claims the new Macbook Pro is twice as fast as the current Pro line-up, all thanks to the Intel Sandy Bridge processors. The Macbook Pro 2011 also adds the Thunderbolt interconnect, which was formerly known as Intel’s Light Peak. For starters, Thunderbolt will allow you to connect multiple devices to a single port at 10 gigabits per second; Thunderbolt can be referred as an alternative, a very powerful alternative to USB.

Like the current MBP, the new Macbook Pro sports a gorgeous aluminum unibody, elegant trackpad and Led-backlit display with illuminated keyboard. So: not much has been changed from the outside.

For crisp video calling, the Macbook Pro is loaded with the FaceTime Mac app, and the HD camera for FaceTime offers triple the resolution of the previous Macbook Pros.

Macbook Pro 2011 Price Details

The detailed price of the base models for the MBP line are as follows; both the 13-inch and 15-inch Macbook Pro carries the same base price.

13-inch MacBook Pro — Price: $1,199

  • 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • 230GB HDD

13-inch MacBook Pro — Price: $1,499

  • 2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • 500GB HDD

15-inch MacBook Pro — Price: $1,799

  • 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics
  • 500GB HDD

15-inch MacBook Pro — Price: $2,199

  • 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics
  • 750GB HDD

17-inch MacBook Pro — Price: $2,499

  • 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics
  • 750GB HDD

Click on the image to know more about the features and specifications the Macbook Pro 2011 boasts of.

Apple also managed to release the preview — for the developers — of the next operating system, dubbed as Mac OS X Lion. The OS flaunts new email client, launchpad for organizing apps and Airdrop to transfer files wirelessly.

If you have waited long enough for the new Macbook Pro, then lucky you! There is no reason to hate the this notebook. Steve Job(s) well done!

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