MacBook Renamed 13-inch MacBook Pro, Gains FireWire 800 [Updated]

Apple returned the FireWire port to MacBook users on Monday at its World Wide Developer Conference, and redubbed the laptop the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Along with FireWire 800, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro includes a built-in battery just like the 17-inch and new 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro gained the same display as the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 60 percent increase in color gamut, sports a back-lit keyboard and SD card slot, offers up to seven hours battery life, up to 8GB RAM, and up to a 500GB hard drive.

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro

The laptop includes a MagSafe power port, Gigabit Ethernet, one FireWire 800 port, two USB 2.0 ports, combo optical digital audio in and out ports, AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth, Mini DisplayPort, and built-in iSight camera and microphone.

The laptop's built-in battery can handle up to 1,000 recharges before reaching 80 percent of its original capacity, just like the 17-inch and the new 15-inch MacBook Pro's built-in battery.

The 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo model ships with 2GB DDR3, a 160GB hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce 9400M Graphics for US$1,199. The 2.53GHz model is priced at $1,499 and includes 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce 9400M Graphics.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is available now, and leaves only the white $999 MacBook in the original MacBook lineup.