Apple have launched the latest generation of the MacBook Pro laptops today. This new generation features the new generation of Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs and chip set.

Alongside the faster CPU is the addition of faster graphics courtesy of the AMD Radeon HD 6000M, 720p HD webcam, Thunderbolt (aka Light Peak) 10GB/s connectivity,

The new MacBook Product is launching online globally today (starting with New Zealand) – however it appears there is a lack of product availability through local retailers in some locations (such as NZ). Pricing for 13" MacBook Pro begins at US$1199, AU$1199, NZ$1999, UKP999.

The included Thunderbolt connectivity from Intel was also launched to the market today. previously known as Light Peak – it delivers 10GB/s to connected devices – potentially other computers, monitors, storage, video cameras, etc.