I know i am a little late, but then better late than never, Subho Nabo Barsho to all! (Happy Bengali New Year!).
Now let’s get to down to business shall we?
Apple has updated the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors, which will include two integrated graphics processors to improve the laptops’ battery life and performance.
We can choose between 4 standard models, three with a 15-inch display and one with a 17-inch display, according to the company’s online store. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro comes with a 1440×900-pixel LED glossy display. Users can also choose a high-resolution 1680×1050-pixel glossy or antiglare display.
The standard 17-inch model comes with a 2.53GHz Intel i5 processor. It has 4GB of RAM memory. The display has a 1920×1200-pixel glossy LED display. It also has the Nvidia GeForce GT 330M, but with 512MB of memory.
In addition to Nvidia’s graphics processor, the Core i5 and Core i7 chips also include Intel’s graphics processor integrated with the CPU in a single chip package. But the Nvidia chip adds a whopping 182 gigaflops of processing power to the laptops through 48 processing cores.
Intel has said its graphics processor is capable of playing back full 1080p high-definition video, but Nvidia chips are widely considered to be faster and more efficient at processing multimedia applications. Apple has included its own switching technology in the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models that toggle execution of tasks between the graphics processor, depending on the application. Nvidia’s graphics processors are known to be faster than Intel graphics at tasks like processing Flash and encoding and decoding video. That will help the systems deliver “peak performance” and longer battery life, Apple said.
The improved hardware means the laptops will have eight to nine hours of battery life on a single charge, Apple said.
The laptops will come with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The laptops will come with between 320GB and 500GB of hard drive storage, but users can upgrade to 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB solid state drives. Memory on all new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro laptops is expandable to up to 8GB.
I was planning to buy Macbook Pro 13 inch, but now i am going to wait for the i5 processor 15 inch Macbook Pro!
Keep it up Mr Jobs!