Up to 2x faster processors and 3x faster graphics.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor ? now included across the MacBook*Pro lineup ? handles the things you do every day. It encodes video quickly, making HD video calls with FaceTime possible. And it decodes efficiently, so you get long playback time for DVDs and iTunes*movies.
For graphics-intensive applications, the 15- and 17-inch MacBook*Pro models automatically switch to new high-performance AMD Radeon graphics processors. With up to 3x the performance of the previous models,3 they let you see more frames per second in 3D games, or work on HD video projects with more speed and responsiveness than before.
But we couldn?t leave fast enough alone. The new 15- and 17-inch models bring quad-core power to almost everything you do. The available 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor ? with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.4GHz and up to 8MB of shared L3 cache ? enables these MacBook Pro models to run applications up to twice as fast as their top-of-the-line predecessors.2
The fastest, most versatile I/O ever in a notebook.
Imagine accessing multiple streams of uncompressed HD video ? from your notebook ? at speeds that let you edit an HD feature film in real time. That?s how Thunderbolt technology will connect the next generation of high-performance peripherals to the next generation of computers ? starting with MacBook*Pro. Ultrafast and ultraflexible, the Thunderbolt pipeline is more than 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0, and it offers unprecedented expansion capabilities. It changes what you can do on a notebook.
The new FaceTime HD camera. The difference is clear.
Get more of your friends in the picture with crisp, widescreen HD video. The new FaceTime HD camera gives you three times the resolution of the previous camera ? perfect for the brilliant LED-backlit display ? along with improved low-light performance. You and your friends can make 720p HD calls from one new MacBook*Pro to another. You can also make video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers,4 iPhone 4, or the new iPod touch.
Ports with possibility.
With the new Thunderbolt port, you can daisy-chain as many as six devices, including your display, to create a full-fledged workstation. Two USB 2.0 ports (three on the 17-inch MacBook Pro) and a FireWire 800 port let you connect your iPad, iPod, iPhone, digital cameras, and external hard drives.
The new SDXC card slot on the 13- and 15-inch MacBook*Pro models supports up to 64GB cards and makes it a snap to transfer all those photos to and from your MacBook*Pro, so you can edit and share them on the spot. And the ExpressCard/34 slot on the 17-inch MacBook*Pro is perfect for an eSATA adapter ? or even a 3G wireless card for times when no Wi-Fi network is available.
Apple - MacBook Pro - A notebook full of innovations.