Apple boosts the specs, adds Thunderbolt ports to MacBook Pros

If you've been waiting to buy a new MacBook Pro, now's the time, as Apple quietly gave its line of laptops a healthy boost this morning.

The biggest new feature is the addition of a Thunderbolt port to the laptops. Using Intel's Light Peak tech, these ports can transfer data at a blazing 10Gb/s, which will be great for external hard drives and the like.

In addition, the laptops are all boosted, spec-wise. Here are the base models:

The 13-inch model will cost $1,199 with a 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 320GB hard drive, or $1,499 for a 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 500GB hard drive.

The 15-inch model comes with a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 500GB hard drive for $1,799, otherwise pick up a model with 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive for $2,199.

The largest of all, the 17-incher has a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive, and costs $2,499.

Head on over to Apple's website to see 'em all for yourself.

Apple via Gizmodo

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