Apple’s newest MacBook Pro highlights 1394b popularity and Firewire800 superior performance in its speed, and bandwidth, according to the 1394 Trade Association on Wednesday.
It is the ‘fastest ever’, the Company said, which delivers 800 Megabit/second speeds, excellent read/write performance, networking capabilities over distances of 100 meters over CAT-5 and fiber, supports all versions of USB and improved overall network efficiency compared with 1394a.
“FireWire has proved itself to be extremely popular, and Apple has responded with a terrific new MacBook Pro with 1394b,” said James Snider, executive director, 1394 Trade Association.
Recently, Apple unveiled new MacBook Pro, and its software applications during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. It features new a seven hour battery, 60 percent increase in its color gamut, a back-lit keyboard and expandable memory up to 8GB RAM, and a storage fits up to a 500GB hard drive.
Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro offers an option of 2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors, expandable memory up to 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM, hard drive up to 500GB of 5,400rpm HDD or 256GB of SSD storage, DVD burner to Blu-ray options and a NVIDIA’s GeForce 9400M with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM.
It includes Wi-Fi a/b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and gigabit Ethernet, plus a FireWire 800 port, Mini Display Port, two USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out and an iSight webcam.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro also offers the same ports, wireless connectivity and RAM options, with a choice of 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo chips from 2.53 GHz of its processors. It has NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or 9400M GT and storage device of 256GB of SSD, up to 500GB of 7,200rpm HDD.
Its pricing starts $1,199 and $1,699 respectively for MacBook Pro 13’ and 15”.