The new MacBook Pro is priced starting at $2,200 for a machine with a 256 gigabyte flash memory drive, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and a 2.3 gigahertz quad-core Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor.
While it is noticeably thinner than the previous-generation MacBook Pro, users upgrading from a MacBook Air will definitely feel the additional heft. The MacBook Air maxes out at 13 inches and features a tapered design that gets thinner, while the new MacBook Pro has a larger 15-inch display and a unibody design with a uniform thickness that equals the MacBook Air at its thickest point. But the next-generation MacBook Pro is also 4. 46 pounds, compared to just 2. 96 pounds for the 13-inch MacBook Air. The reliance on flash memory makes this MacBook Pro a much quieter and cooler machine than its predecessors. s something of a surprise when the silent machine springs to life with the sound of a whirring fan. s still noticeable to us when the whirring begins.