New MacBook Pro: Quad core processors and Thunderbolt tech included

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Apple’s MacBook Pro range has recieved a substantial upgrade today, with lightning fast quad-core processors and Thunderbolt tech now included in the sleek unibody laptops.

The 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pros now feature quad-core Intel i7 processors, with the 13 inch kit getting dual core i5 and i7 ones instead, making all models doubly as fast as their predecessors.

Intel’s Light Peak tech gets revamped, renamed and thrown in under the Thunderbolt moniker, allowing for 10GB/s data transfer speeds, while each model also gets a HD webcam for the new FaceTime Mac app.

An integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 chip comes as standard across all models, while graphics intensive applications on the 15 and 17 inch models get a boost from AMD Radeon HD 6490M or AMD Radeon HD 6750M cards.

Prices for the 13-inch models start at $1199, $1799 for the 15-incher and the 17-inch model starting at $2499.

Click here to grab yourself one, and click below for some more images of the new Apple gear.

Gerald Lynch

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