Apple's update features faster processing speed, new graphics technology and an HD FaceTime camera.

Apple has unveiled its latest version of the MacBook Pro. Some highlights include its operating up to two times as fast as previous models and it being the first laptop to be equipped with Thunderbolt technology; which enables data transfer up to 12 times as fast as FireWire 800.

Some details from Apple:

Up to 2x faster at the core.

New quad-core Intel Core i7 processors are standard on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro. And the 13-inch models feature the new dual-core Intel Core i5 processor or the fastest dual-core processor available — the Intel Core i7. All the models use Intel’s recently refined chipsets. So what does all that mean for the new MacBook Pro models? Bottom line: They perform up to twice as fast as the previous generation,1 breezing through demanding tasks like editing HD video, compiling audio, or rendering a multilayered image file. And since Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take advantage of every processor core, it captures every last bit of performance from the processor.

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