Apple refreshes MacBook Pros, Drops NVidia for AMD/Intel
Apple has just refreshed the MacBook Pro line of hardware with some impressive new offerings, dumping the previously used NVidia chips for Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Radeon chips. Just check out what you get for $1800:
15-inch MacBook Pro – No more Core i5 options for the middle child — these two strictly get the Core i7 and AMD Radeon HD 6000M goods. The $1,799 model packs a 2.0GHz quad-core Core i7 processor, AMD Radeon HD6490M graphics with 1GB of VRAM, and a 500GB hard drive. On the higher end, there’s a $2,199 model which buys you a faster 2.2GHz Core i7 chip, AMD Radeon 6750M graphics, and 750GB hard drive. There are also 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB SSD options. Also, as far as we understand, the graphics switching will work exactly like the previous models — it automatically switches between the GPU and IGP depending on what you’re doing.
Quad Core CPU, Radeon 6490 video card, and the new Intel Light Peak technology now called Thunderbolt. I sell a few more ads (or Amazon affiliate commisions!) here on VizWorld, and I might finally upgrade my old Black MacBook.