As rumored, Apple has released a product refresh for their line of MacBook Pros today. The 13″ model still utilizes Intel’s Core 2 Duo line of processors, while the 15 and 17″ models use Intel’s new Core i5 and i7 processors. The 13″ model is claimed to have 10-hour batter life, while the other models […]
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Apple Finally Releases New MacBook Pros

As rumored, Apple has released a product refresh for their line of MacBook Pros today. The 13″ model still utilizes Intel’s Core 2 Duo line of processors, while the 15 and 17″ models use Intel’s new Core i5 and i7 processors. The 13″ model is claimed to have 10-hour batter life, while the other models have 8-9 hour battery life. Additionally, Apple introduced an optional higher resolution display for the 15″ model. The standard glossy screen is 1440×900, the optional screen is 1680X1050. You can purchase this option in a glossy version for $100 or a non-glare version for $150 on Build-to-Order models.

Apple today updated the MacBook Pro line with faster processors, powerful next-generation NVIDIA graphics and even longer battery life. The popular 13-inch MacBook Pro features the new NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor for up to 80 percent faster graphics and a groundbreaking 10-hour built-in battery. The new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models feature Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and Apple’s new automatic graphics switching technology that toggles seamlessly between powerful NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M and energy efficient Intel HD Graphics processors.

The pricing scheme has changed a bit. The new low-end 15″ model is $100 more than it’s predecessor, but the high end 15 and 17″ models are now $100 and $200 cheaper respectively.

Here are the models and configurations:

13″ MacBook Pro

– $1199: 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB hard drive

– $1499: 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive

15″ MacBook Pro

– $1799: 2.4 GHz Core i5, Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256MB, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive

– $1999: 2.53 GHz Core i5, Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256MB, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive

– $2199: 2.66 GHz Core i7, Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512MB, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive

17″ MacBook Pro

– $2299: 2.53 GHz Core i5, Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512MB, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive

A 2.66Ghz Core i7 processor is acailable for the 17″ model costing build-to-order customers and extra $200. You can also elect have Apple throw in a 512GB SSD or 500GB traditional hard disk if you so chose, but it will cost you.

Additionally, MacRumors has great two great articles regarding what’s new in these machines. The first piece is in respect to the tech specs of the updates. The other article focuses on the slight performance gains from the Core i7 processor.

Lastly, all of these new models support a new “inertial scrolling” on their trackpads. I’m assuming it’s a feature much like scrolling in an application on your iPhone.

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