Apple announced the immediate availability of new MacBook Pro models on Tuesday. The updated models sport Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors and automatic graphics card switching technology.
The new laptop lineup ships with 4 GB RAM, 8x slot-loading Super Drive, AirPort Extreme 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, built-in iSight camera and mic, an SD card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, Multi-Touch glass trackpad, combo in/out audio port with analog and digital support, backlit keyboard, LED backlit display, and a unibody shell with built-in battery.
Apple’s new Core i5 MacBook Pro
The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro ships with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1280x800 glossy display, NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics, 250 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, a 63.5 WHr lithium polymer battery, and a 60 Watt MagSafe power adapter. The 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo model ships with a 320 GB 5400 RPM hard drive.
The 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 15.4-inch MacBook Pro includes a 320 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, 1440x900 glossy display, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics with 256 MB VRAM and integrated Intel HD Graphics, a 77.5 WHr lithium polymer battery, and an 85 Watt MagSafe power adapter. The 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 and 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 models ship with a 500 GB 5400 RPM hard drive.
The 17-inch MacBook Pro now ships with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 1920x1200 glossy display, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics with 512 MB VRAM and integrated Intel HD Graphics, a 500 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, three USB 2.0 ports, an ExpressCard/34 slot instead of an SD card slot, and a 95 WHr lithium polymer battery.
Build-to order options for the new laptop lineup include 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB solid state drives. The 15.4-inch models are available with 500 GB 7200 RPM hard drives, anti-glare displays, and 1680x1050 displays. The 17-inch model is also available with an anti-glare display.
The 13.3-inch 2.4 GHz model is priced at US$1,199, the 2.66 GHz model costs $1,499, the 2.4 GHz 15.4-inch MacBook Pro costs $1,799 or $1,999 for the 2.53 GHz model, $2,199 for the 2.66 GHz 15.4-inch model, and $2,299 for the 17-inch model.