Apple has refreshed its line of Macbook Pro's today. The biggest change that came to the new Macbook Pro's is the addition of a Thunderbolt port that uses Light Peak technology. It looks like Intel actually ditched the Light Peak name and went with Thunderbolt according to their website. The port is able to transfer data at up to 10GB per second and will support many different peripherals.
Apple says that the Thunderbolt port brings PCI Express speeds to the external of the computer for consumers to use RAID technology, Display Port which supports HDMI, DVI, etc.
Thunderbolt delivers PCI Express directly to external high performance peripherals such as RAID arrays, and can support FireWire and USB consumer devices and Gigabit Ethernet networks via adapters. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays. Freely available for implementation on systems, cables and devices, Thunderbolt technology is expected to be widely adopted as a new standard for high performance I/O.
Other changes include a faster processor in the 13-inch model with Intel dual Core i5 and i7 chips up to 2.7GHz and Core i7 Quad-core at 2.3 GHz on the 15-inch and 17-inch models. Also new Radeon HD cards with up to 1GB onboard memory which should allow for stunning graphic and gaming.