Tuesday, February 5, 2008

One of the fastest notebooks on the planet

The new MacBook Pro features Intel’s latest mobile processor — the Intel Core 2 Duo running at speeds up to 2.6GHz with a 4MB L2 cache — making the MacBook Pro one of the fastest notebooks on the planet.

Strong at the core.

Combined with 4MB L2 cache and a myriad of other engineering leaps, the Intel Core 2 Duo boosts performance up to 73% over the original Core Duo-based MacBook Pro. With this awesome power, it’s a breeze to render complex 3D models, enjoy smooth playback of 1080p HD video, or host a four-way video conference.

The Intel Core 2 Duo’s 128-bit SSE3 vector engine handles 128-bit computations in a single clock cycle, accelerating data manipulation by simultaneously applying a single instruction to multiple data. That means you can get more done in less time. So the next time you use iMovie or Final Cut Pro to render effects, you can thank the SSE3 vector engine for the brisk performance.

Latest in Intel mobile architecture.

Supporting the fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor is an advanced system architecture that includes up to 4GB of 667MHz DDR2 memory (the fastest portable computer memory on the market), an 800MHz frontside bus, 16-lane PCI Express graphics, and a Serial ATA hard drive.

More power, using less power.

The Intel Core 2 Duo uses Intel’s groundbreaking 65-nanometer process — resulting in transistors so small, you could fit a hundred inside a single human cell. With smaller distances for electrons to travel, and two execution cores designed to share resources and conserve power, the Intel Core 2 Duo achieves higher levels of performance as it uses fewer watts. Which is what makes it possible to design a super-powerful MacBook Pro that’s only one inch thin.

Software just works.

In the world of MacBook Pro, nothing is complicated. So when it comes to running software on your Intel-based MacBook Pro, prepare for the expected: it just works. Applications with the Universal symbol run on either PowerPC- or Intel-based Mac computers. Most existing applications will run on your Intel-based MacBook Pro, too. Simply launch them as always. Thanks to the Rosetta technology in Mac OS X, they look and feel just like they did before.

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