MacBook Pro Unleashes Next Laptop

By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Published: Feb 24, 2021

MacBook Pro. Apple has unveiled MacBook Pro laptops, a new line of high-end laptop computers. According to the company, they are about twice as fast as the older generation.

The MacBook Pro laptops get a speed boost from faster Intel processors, which can reach “Turbo Boost” speeds of 3.4 gigahertz. In nongeek speak, that means the computers can complete 3.4 billion calculations per second. Apple says it’s using the “fastest dual-core processor available.”

In addition, they are the first computers to feature Intel and Apple’s “Thunderbolt” technology, which is a new way to connect cameras, camcorders and the link to the computer — an alternative to USB ports. Apple says these new ports are much faster than existing alternatives. The new laptops also have USB and FireWire connections.

The  MacBook Pro computers — some of the most expensive laptops on the market — start at $1,200 for a 13-inch model and go up to $2,500 for a computer with a 17-inch screen, when measured diagonally. The computers come with Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors. Their speeds range from 2.0 to 2.7 gigahertz but can jump to 3.4 gigahertz, the company says. Apple claims these processors make the new MacBook Pro twice as fast at processing data and three times as fast at rendering images.


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