After much wait, Macbook Pro 2011 finally launched! Although we don’t see Liquid Metal Case, nor SSD standard set, but it is a pretty good upgrades. Let’s go into details:
- All Macbook Pros even the 13inch is getting minimum i5, the rest will get i7
- All Macbook Pros have 4 GB of RAM, very sufficient for current computing
- Harddisk range from 320GB to 750GB 5400RPM
- As usual, 13″ MBP will only have 1 Graphics Card which is the Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15″ and 17″ gets another better graphics card from AMD Radeon HD 6490M to 6750M
- All Macbook Pros will be having FaceTime HD which support Video up to 720p
- All Macbook Pros will get 1 Thunderbolt Port supports up to 10Gbps
- MacBook Pro line starts from USD$1199 just $200 more than MacBook Air
Thunderbolt Port – The ALL-IN-ONE Wonder Port!
Overall the refresh didn’t have alot of “WOW” factor other than Thunderbolt which is quite incredible. Not only Thunderbolt is very fast, it support data transfer up to 10Gbps, it also can be daisy chain to support up to 6 devices. It can be connect to Raid arrays, video capture solutions, USB and FireWire peripherals, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini Display Port display Plugs which can be connected to HDMI, VGA displays! In short Thunderbolt is a ALL-IN-ONE Wonder Port!