Apple Rolls Out the New MacBook Pro

Finally, an Apple story that is not about the iPad.

The popular computer company introduces its new line of MacBook Pro laptops, over 300 days after the previous line was introduced, featuring faster processors, the latest graphics chips, and longer battery life. The MacBook models consist of 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch versions.

This comes after a long clamor for Apple to update its MacBook to include Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors, a piece of hardware many contemporary laptops have. These processors give laptops up to 50 percent boost in performance and are now featured in the 15- and 17-inch models.

The new batch of MacBook Pros also include the NVIDIA GeForce GT 33M, along with a choice of graphics memory options. These laptops can now automatically switch between low power and high performance modes without having to reboot or log out.

The 15-inch MacBook also has the option of a higher resolution screen at 1680 x 1050 compared to the standard 1440 x 990. This model becomes an ideal tool with online gaming and watching HD-quality videos.

As with the battery life, all models can now operate for up to 10 hours, although expect these claims to be shorter in real life.

All three models are now available at the Apple Store and authorized resellers. Prices range from US$1,199 to $2,299. Built-to-order options are also available.

Source: Wired and CNN

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