Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops yesterday. These new laptops contain faster processors, unbelievable battery life of 10 hours and a graphics processor which is 80% faster than the predecessor. Interestingly the 15" and 17" laptops now contain latest Intel i5 and i7 processors. The best part is that the prices […]


MacBook Pro notebooks Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops yesterday. These new laptops contain faster processors, unbelievable battery life of 10 hours and a graphics processor which is 80% faster than the predecessor. Interestingly the 15" and 17" laptops now contain latest Intel i5 and i7 processors. The best part is that the prices have remained more or less the same!

Updated specifications for 13 inch MacBook Pros (old configuration in brackets)

  • 13-inch: 2.4GHz (2.26GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core 2 Duo)
  • 4GB Memory (2 GB Memory)
  • 250GB Hard Disk (160GB Hard Disk)
  • SD Card Slot (SD Card Slot)
  • Built in battery -10 hours (7 hours)
  • NVidia GeForce 320M (GeForce 9400M)
  • Price : $1199 ($1199)
  • 13-inch: 2.66GHz (2.53GHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core 2 Duo)
  • 4GB Memory (4 GB Memory)
  • 320GB Hard Disk (250GB Hard Disk)
  • SD Card Slot (SD Card Slot)
  • Built in battery -10 hours (7 hours)
  • NVidia GeForce 320M (GeForce 9400M)
  • Price : $1499 ($1499)

 

Updated specifications for 15 inch MacBook Pros (old configuration in brackets)

  • 15-inch: 2.4GHz (2.53GHz)
  • Intel Core i5 (Intel Core 2 Duo)
  • 4GB Memory (4GB Memory)
  • 320GB Hard Disk (250GB Hard Disk)
  • SD Card Slot (SD Card Slot)
  • Built in battery -9 hours (7 hours)
  • GeForce GT 330M (GeForce 9400M)
  • Price : $1799 ($1699)
  • 15-inch: 2.53GHz (2.66GHz)
  • Intel Core i5 (Intel Core 2 Duo)
  • 4GB Memory (4GB Memory)
  • 500GB Hard Disk (320GB Hard Disk)
  • SD Card Slot (SD Card Slot)
  • Built in battery -9 hours (7 hours)
  • GeForce GT 330M (GeForce 9600M)
  • Price : $1999 ($1999)

 

As you can see from the configuration above,  anyone who recently bought the 13" 2.26GHz MacBook Pro must be cursing themselves.

It is interesting to note that even the high end MacBook Pros have the total memory capped at 4GB. In fact now all configurations carry 4GB. There are two reasons – 4GB RAM is usually good enough for most users and secondly DDR3 RAM is not cheap. If you really want to upgrade to 8GB,  you need to spend a whopping $400 extra!

Ever wondered what is the most expensive MacBook Pro configuration you can buy? Well, you can get the best of the best for a low price of $7,505. This configuration includes a 24 inch LED cinema display and a 512GB solid state drive. Obviously many of us would have to mortgage our house to get one of these!

Most Expensive MacBook Pro (Configuration)

  • 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
  • 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2X4GB
  • 512GB Solid State Drive
  • SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Resolution Antiglare Widescreen Display
  • Apple LED Cinema Display (24” flat panel)
  • Backlit Keyboard (Japanese) & User’s Guide
  • iWork Family Pack preinstalled
  • Microsoft Office Mac 2008 – Business Edition
  • Aperture preinstalled
  • Final Cut Express preinstalled
  • Logic Express preinstalled
  • FileMaker Pro 11 preinstalled
  • Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
  • Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Apple MagSafe Airline Power Adapter
  • Apple Remote
  • 1-year Family Pack subscription
  • Epson WorkForce 615 All-in-One Printer
  • 1-year One to One membership
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro – Auto-enroll

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