As highly rumored, Thunderbolt (earlier called Light Peak) makes its way into Apple's MacBook Pro family. A quick look at what is new:
- Intel Sandy Bridge - quad core i5 and i7 on the 15inch and 17inch models (13inch gets dual core i5 and i7 options)
- AMD Graphics (Radeon HD6490M on the 15inch and AMD Radeon 6750M on the 17inch models) Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics on the 13inch one. Goodbye NVidia!
- HD Camera (for better Facetime)
- Thunderbolt I/O
- Multi-Touch Trackpad
All other things are pretty much the same - aluminum unibody, glass display and trackpad, although an intriguing thing is that Apple has not gotten rid of the Firewire port. With Thunderbolt coming in - I would have pretty much assumed that Firewire would die out...
Overall, the 15inch model looks highly tempting! I wish the 13inch one got these specs - I would have arranged for the small crack on my existing 13inch white Macbook to take its toll faster, thereby "forcing" me to upgrade ;-).
On a side note the 13inch White Macbook doesn't seem to have got any serious upgrades.
Which one will you be buying?