Apple MacBook Pro gets a late 2011 refresh

Apple MacBook Pro Refreshed 2011

The Apple MacBook Pro is on the receiving end of a processor, graphics power and hoarding capacity refresh rather late into 2011. Well, it’s better late than 2012 we guess. Those who were expecting more by way of user selectable configuration options may probably have to wait and watch for the company’s next step in terms of this laptop line up.

First up is the 13-inch MacBook Pro that will now be powered by a 2.4GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor or 2.8GHz dual core Intel Core i7 processor instead of the previous 2.3GHz or 2.7GHz CPUs. The 2.4GHz model’s storage quotient has been bumped up to fit in a 500GB 5400RPM hard drive, while 2.8GHz embedded notebook hosts a 750GB 5400RPM hard drive.

Next in line is the 15-inch MacBook Pro which now provides options covering a 2.2GHz quad core Intel Core i7 processor as well as a 2.5GHz quad core Intel Core i7 processor model. Another noteworthy upgrade in the 15-inch and the 17-inch MacBook Pro models is the AMD Radeon HD 6770M GPU. The 17-inch laptop can be grabbed with a 2.4GHz quad core Intel Core i7 or 2.5GHz quad core Intel Core i7 processor.

The Apple MacBook Pro will obviously be running the Mac OS X Lion. So, those prospective users who were waiting for this array of laptops to get an update can now get their hands on the 13-inch variant for a price of $1,199 or $1,499. The 15-inch model can be obtained at a price of $1,799 or $2,199. On the other hand, the 17-inch version is available at a price of $2,499 for the Mac enthusiasts out there.