Finally…Apple Updates MacBook & MacBook Pro Lineup
Well, it took long enough, but Apple has finally updated its popular MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, larger hard drives and 2GB of memory standard in most models. In addition, MacBook Pro includes the latest NVIDIA graphics processors, now with up to 512MB of video memory, and the new Multi-Touch trackpad.
The new Mac notebooks include a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing on-the-go, Apple’s MagSafe Power Adapter that safely disconnects when under strain and built-in 802.11n wireless networking for up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g.
The new MacBook Pro features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo technology with up to a 2.6 GHz processor with 6MB of shared L2 cache; up to 4GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory and up to a 300GB hard drive, plus NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with up to 512MB of video memory. Every MacBook Pro now includes a trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support for pinch, rotate and swipe, making it more intuitive than ever to zoom and rotate photos in iPhoto or Aperture 2 or browse web pages in Safari; an illuminated keyboard that makes it ideal for dimly lit environments such as clubs, airplanes, studios or conference halls and a built-in ambient light sensor, which automatically adjusts the brightness of the keys as well as the brightness of the display for optimal visibility.
Featuring a 13-inch glossy widescreen display, and with prices still starting at just $1,099, the new MacBook lineup comes in three models and includes faster processors and larger hard drives across the line; white 2.1 GHz and 2.4 GHz models with 120GB or 160GB 5400 rpm hard drives and a black 2.4 GHz model with a 250GB 5400 rpm hard drive, previously only available as an option. The 2.4 GHz MacBook models ship with 2GB of memory standard, expandable up to 4GB across the line.
MacBook Pro 15″ Features:
â€¢ 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 LCD display
â€¢ 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache
â€¢ 800 MHz front-side bus
â€¢ 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4GB
â€¢ 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor
â€¢ a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDÂ±R DL/DVDÂ±RW/CD-RW) optical drive
â€¢ NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB GDDR3 memory
â€¢ DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately)
â€¢ built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display
â€¢ built-in iSight video camera
â€¢ Gigabit Ethernet port
â€¢ built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
â€¢ ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot
â€¢ two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port and one FireWire 400 port
â€¢ one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog
â€¢ Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
â€¢ 85 Watt Apple MagSafe Power Adapter
The new MacBook and MacBook Pro models are now shipping for the following price points: The 2.1 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook $1,099, the 2.4 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,999, the 2.5 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro for $2,499, and the 2.5 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro for $2,799. More information on the new Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks.