Apple updates the MacBook Pro line
Apple today updated the MacBook Pro line with a number of amazing technical advances. First the processor has been updated with new intel processors, updated graphic chip, FaceTime with HD capabilities and the inclusion of the new input/output system from Intel (Thunderbolt).
Thunderbolt is a combination of PCI Express and Mini Display port. Using an existing mini adapter a monitor can be connected and used as it is currently. Using the new thunderbolt system (which will be coming shortly from companies like Lacie for storage and video devices can be chained together (up to six devices) and powered to drive certain devices.
Thunderbolt is 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and 20 times faster than USB 2.0 so this will allow for super fast access to media and storage.
This update to the MacBook Pro line is an amazing and powerful step forward with cutting edge next generation technologies for processing professional level photography and video.