New MacBook Pro Gets Built-in Battery, Better Display [Updated]

Apple introduced a new version of its unibody MacBook Pro during the World Wide Developers Conference on Monday. Like the 17-inch MacBook Pro, the new 15-inch model sports a built-in battery that Apple says can last up to seven hours. The new MacBook Pro is shipping today.

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 new 15-inch MacBook Pro with SD card slot.

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

Pricing starts at US$1,699 with a 2.53GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and Nvidea GeForce 9400M graphics. The 2.66GHz model costs $1,999 and ships with 4GB DDR3, a 320GB hard drive, and Nvidea GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT graphics. The 2.8GHz model is priced at $2,299 and includes 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and Nvidea GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT graphics.