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02-25-2011, 11:21 PM #1
Apple releases new MacBook Pro lineupApple Inc released its new lineup of MacBook Pro notebook computers, featuring Intel's peppy new processors and graphics chips made by Advanced Micro Devices, helping boost the smaller chipmaker's stock more than 5 per cent.
The new MacBook Pros will be powered by Intel Corp's latest dual-core and quad-core chips, which were previously code-named Sandy Bridge and include integrated graphics processing.
More expensive versions of the MacBook Pro also include graphics chips from Advanced Micro Devices for added performance. Graphics processors made by competitor Nvidia had been used in past versions of the MacBook Pro.
Apple's trend-setting personal computers are a high-profile battleground for chipmakers Intel, AMD and Nvidia.
News of AMD's presence in the new MacBook Pros helped boost its stock 5.5 per cent to $9.02.
"It starts to show that the new AMD products have the potential to start to elevate their notebook share," said Cody Acree, an analyst at Williams Financial Group.
Intel supplied the MacBook Pro with a faster, compact input/output technology called Thunderbolt, which supports high-resolution displays and devices through a single port.
The price of a 13-inch MacBook Pro, with a full-size keyboard, seven-hour battery life and an aluminum casing, will start at $1,199. The 15-inch starts at $1,799 and the 17-inch is priced at $2,499.
Nvidia's shares were up 1.13 per cent at $22.36 following a 13 per cent sell-off over the past two days.
Intel's stock rose 0.14 per cent to $21.17....being a human...
02-25-2011, 11:25 PM #2
02-27-2011, 10:18 AM #3Apple's new MacBook Pro Laptops are faster and Stronger
Macworld has carried out benchmark tests for the new Macbook Pro Laptops and the results state that the new laptops are much faster, better and stronger than the laptops released by Apple in April 2010.
The benchmark results for Apple's latest MacBook Pros are in—and they’re impressive. In testing conducted by Macworld Lab, the laptops released Thursday turned in Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace.
So, it is a good news for Apple fans. While these days, laptops are losing popularity to tablet devices, Apple is unconcerned about this matter because at least in the US market, MacBook is gaining a lot of ground over the competitors....being a human...