∞ Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster processor

Apple on Monday updated its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers, adding faster processors and graphics cards.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with 2.4GHz and 2.8GHz processors, up from 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz in the previous models. The hard drives on these models have also been bumped from 320GB and 500GB to 500GB and 750GB, respectively.

The 15-inch models now feature 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz processors, replacing the 2.0GHz and 2.2GHz processors in the previous models. The graphics cards have also been updated in the 15-inch models — the base model now comes with an AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB GDDR5, while the higher-end model has an AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5. The older models used the AMD Radeon HD 6490M and the AMD Radeon HD 6750M.

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro comes with a 2.4GHz processor and the AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5, replacing the 2.2GHz processor and AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5.

  • Penguirl

    Was a time when the smaller ‘books got slower CPUs (G4 iBooks for example), now the tables have turned. I wonder why that is?

    • Sorry about that, I replied to your concern at the top level, instead of directly …

  • The 13-inch model has a dual-core, while the 15- and 17-inch have quad-core. That’s why!

    • Penguirl

      Of course, that makes perfect sense. Thank you.

  • Do want reviews. Worried about heat, and also want to see if SATA III SSDs will work reliably in the new units, as there have been issues with the last versions.