Apple has unveiled the new MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt port late February. The attention was on the new Intel Sandy Bridge chipset and of course the new super fast Thunderbolt port. Hardmac reports today that the Wi-Fi capabilities of the new MacBook Pro have also gotten a nice performance upgrade.
When using 802.11n at 5GHz with extended channels they reached 450Mb/s. In their tests with the Time Capsule the clocked in at 22MB/s data transfer rate in the same room.
German magazine c't (Heise) chimed in on this discovery and did their own tests. They achived their best result with an HP Access-Point E-MSM460. The 15-inch MacBook Pro reached 206Mb/s downstream and 208Mb/s upstream. These values are the best the c't magazine lab has ever measured. Looks like Apple PR forgot to highlight a cool feature of the new 2011 MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro have the fastest Wireless-N around town.
About the 2011 MacBook Pro:
The new line-up includes 13", 15" and 17" machines. The prices range from $1199 to $1799 all the way on up to $2499. The 15" and 17" models have Intel Core i7 quad-core processors and the 13" model has a dual-core i5 or i7 processor. All models have one Thunderbolt port.
Graphics come from AMD Radeon on the 15" and 17" models and are billed as being 3x faster than the last generation cards. FaceTime HD is also confirmed for the new Pros, every model will be able to make high definition video calls through the same interface you're familiar with on your iPhone 4. More details on the Apple Store.