come gia qualche rumors preannunciava, ieri è stata ufficializzata la nuova serie di Mac Book Pro, le linee rimangono i grandi classici di sembra, ma l’innovazione è sotto al cofano, con tanti, tanti cavalli in piu!

Per la nuova linea di Apple troviamo dei processori Intel “Sandy Bridge” e delle schede GPU della nota casa AMD, Cupertino dunque abbandona le tanto amate Nvidia Gforce per una nuova patnership. Il cuore della mela è un Intel i7Core da 2.2Ghz con 4 Gb di RAM naturalmente espandibili, le configurazioni sono come sempre tre, molte novità, ma il prezzo rimane invariato, sempre la solita batosta. Altra novità introdotta è la velocissima porta Thunderbolt, un collegamento che potrebbe portare a termine la vita delle USB data la sua Abnorme velocità, si parla di 10Gbps!

Di seguito la presentazione di Intel della connessione.

The Fastest Connection To Your PC Experience‡

Thunderbolt™

From the company with the fastest processors comes the fastest way to get information in and out of your PC and peripheral devices.‡ At 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt™ technology gives you great responsiveness with high-speed data and display transfers in each direction—at the same time.‡ With a single cable, connecting a PC to multiple devices is simple, making it easy to get and see what you want, when you want it. Thunderbolt technology gives you incredible flexibility; high performance expansion is just a cable away for new and novel uses, now and in the future.

With the 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt products you can

  • Transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds‡
  • Backup 1 year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes‡

What is Thunderbolt technology and how does it work

Developed by Intel (under the code name Light Peak), and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple. Thunderbolt technology is a new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity, and flexibility. This high-speed data transfer technology features the following:

Thunderbolt cables
  • Dual-channel 10 Gbps per port
  • Bi-directional
  • Dual-protocol (PCI Express* and DisplayPort*)
  • Compatible with existing DisplayPort devices
  • Daisy-chained devices
  • Electrical or optical cables
  • Low latency with highly accurate time synchronization
  • Uses native protocol software drivers
  • Power over cable for bus-powered devices
Thunderbolt controller chip

Intel’s Thunderbolt controllers interconnect a PC and other devices, transmitting and receiving packetized traffic for both PCIe and DisplayPort protocols. Thunderbolt technology works on data streams in both directions, at the same time, so users get the benefit of full bandwidth in both directions, over a single cable. With the two independent channels, a full 10 Gbps of bandwidth can be provided for the first device, as well as additional downstream devices.

And all Thunderbolt devices share a common connector, allowing users to daisy chain devices one after another with interoperable cables.

What Thunderbolt means to users

Thunderbolt technology enables using the thinnest and lightest laptops and connecting to the extra power and performance of other devices when needed, using a single cable. Adding new performance devices is simple and easy—just plug and play—making Thunderbolt technology powerful and flexible.

Thunderbolt technology was specifically designed with professional audio and video applications in mind, where the inherently low latency and highly accurate time synchronization features play a crucial role.

Thunderbolt technology for mobile
Workstation performance expansion, now with a laptop

With Thunderbolt enabled products, video editing and sharing using Intel® Quick Sync Video technology is even faster and easier.

Data transfers for backup, sharing, and editing are tremendously accelerated using Thunderbolt products, significantly reducing times to complete these tasks.

And Thunderbolt enabled products are compatible with existing DisplayPort devices so you don’t have to go buy a new display to take advantage of a Thunderbolt technology enabled computer.

What does Thunderbolt technology mean for the PC industry

By tapping into the performance and protocols delivered over Thunderbolt technology, designers are free to innovate new PC products and configurations, no longer constrained to the boundaries of the chassis walls. Thunderbolt technology enables engineers to:

  • Design standalone performance expansion technologies commonly used in desktops and workstations, using existing native device drivers and interconnected by a single cable.
  • Introduce thinner and lighter laptops, expandable through Thunderbolt technology and its miniature connector designed for mobile applications, without sacrificing I/O performance.
  • Extend to reach other I/O technologies by using adapters that use widely available PCI Express controllers. It’s simple to create a Gigabit Ethernet, or FireWire, or eSATA adapters using existing device PCI Express drivers.

Thunderbolt products require a controller chip supplied by Intel and a small connector that would be included in platforms supporting this technology. The Thunderbolt controller chip provides protocol switching capabilities to support the two protocols over a single cable. Intel is making its controller chip available to the industry, and is working with other component manufacturers to deliver the Thunderbolt connectors and cables.

 

Anche le memorie integrate migliorano, ora sono più veloci, più capienti e più costose, dei bolidi a 5400 Rpm.

Da non tralasciare è anche la presenza della videocamera anteriore che pur non essendo una novità ora potra video chiamare in HD a 720p.

Vi lascio ora ad una breve scheda tecnica sui 3 modelli disponibili ed ad un breve momento per capire se i 2500€ sono piu che meritati.

 

MacBook Pro 13
MacBook Pro 15
MacBook Pro 17
Processore
Intel Core i5 dual core 2,3GHz con 3MB cache L3
Intel Core i7 dual core 2,7GHz con 4MB cache L3
Intel Core i7 quad core 2,0GHz con 6MB cache L3
Intel Core i7 quad core 2,2GHz con 8MB cache L3
Intel Core i7 quad core 2,2GHz

con 8MB cache L3

Scheda video
Intel HD Graphics 300 – 348MB condivisi
Intel HD Graphics 300 – 348MB condivisi
Intel HD Graphics 300 – 348MB condivisi e AMD Radeon HD 6490M con 256MB di memoria GDDR5 Intel HD Graphics 300 – 348MB condivisi e AMD Radeon HD 6750M con 1GB di memoria GDDR5 Intel HD Graphics 300 – 348MB condivisi AMD Radeon HD 6750M con 1GB di memoria GDDR5
Memoria
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Hard Disk
320GB @ 5400rpm
500GB @ 5400rpm
750GB @ 5400rpm
Unità ottica
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Connettività
AirPort Extreme 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Display
13 pollici – 1280 x 800 – glare LED backlit
15 pollici – 1440 x 900 – glare LED backlit
17 pollici -1920 x 1200 – glare LED backlit
Prezzo IVA inclusa
€ 1149,00
€ 1449,00
€ 1749,00
€ 2149,00
€ 2499,00

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