Apple MacBook Pro Quad-core i7 teardown

Apple MacBook Pro (2011 Quad-Core i7): Teardown

In 2011, Apple updated its MacBook Pro notebook line with Intel Quad-Core i5 and i7 CPUs, more-powerful AMD GPUs, and Intel's new Thunderbolt connection technology.

Follow along as we crack open a 15" MacBook Pro for a look at the impressive hardware inside.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...