New MacBook Pro Featuring Ivy Bridge CPUs Shipping Today


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The rumors were swirling for weeks and now we finally have confirmation. Apple today introduced the new new MacBook Pro. The uber-expensive laptop will actually ship today and will feature a 3rd generation core processor (Ivy Bridge).

There will be 2 new models. A 13-inch with a 1280 x 800 screen with a 2.5GHz Core i5 processor as the base spec, upgradeable to a 2.9GHz Core i7. The 15-inch model has the quad-core Core i7 processor running at either 2.3GHz or 2.6GHz plus the GT 650M graphics chips with either with 512MB or 1GB of VRAM. It also comes with a seven-hour battery life.

The laptops will feature a Retina display, SD card slot, HDMI, USB 3, two Thunderbolt ports, MagSafe 2, and a headphone jack. It also has two microphones. Connectivity includes 802.11n for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for faster sharing while using less battery. Just like other MacBook Pros It also features a backlit keyboard and a Multi-Touch trackpad.

Like what was mentioned before, the new MacBook Pros will be shipping today. The 13 inch starts at $1,199 and the 15 inch starts at $1,799.