The MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15-Inch (Early 2011/Thunderbolt) features a 32 nm "Sandy Bridge" 2.0 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (2635QM), with four independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-10600) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), an 8X DL "SuperDrive", dual graphics processors -- an AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares 384 MB of memory with the system -- and an integrated FaceTime HD webcam.
- Intel Quad Core i7-2635QM 2.0Ghz CPU (Turbo Boost up to 2.9Ghz)
- 4GB DDR3-1066 SDRAM
- 160GB Hard Drive
- 15.4" LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen Display
- 8x SuperDrive
- Memory Card Reader
- 720p Webcam
- 10/100/1000 Network
- AirPort Extreme 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless
- Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- Mac OS X Pre-Installed
Review from Pcworld.com
The MacBook Pro series is now built on Intel processors from the Sandy Bridge line, including quad-core Core i7 processors for the 15 and 17-inch models. They have improved Facetime HD webcams for video chat, the new Intel connectivity platform Thunderbolt (formerly known as Light Peak), and an SDXC card slot which is capable of addressing 2TB of SD memory (if such a thing exists someday).