New MacBook Pro Featuring Ivy Bridge CPUs Shipping Today

    June 11, 2012

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.