Apple MacBook Pro Updated

Apple [AAPL] have updated their line of Apple MacBook Pro laptops today by introducing Core i5 and Core i7 processors in to the devices. Each screen size MacBook Pro has received a faster processor, next generation graphics and up to 10 hours of battery life.

Lets start with the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch… this new MB Pro has new NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics built in that provides 80% faster graphics for the device. This model has a 10 hour battery life also.

Moving on to the 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pros, they now feature Core i5 and Core i7 processors as well as utilising both the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M for graphics along side the regular built in Intel HD graphics processors. The MacBooks are capable of automatically switching between graphics chips depending on the task at hand. This allows for better battery usage when using less intensive applications.

“The new MacBook Pro is as advanced on the inside as it is stunning on the outside,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With faster processors, amazing graphics and up to three more hours of battery life, the new MacBook Pro delivers both performance and efficiency.”

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch Model Specs

* Intel Core 2 Duo Processors – 2.4Ghz or 2.66GHz
* 10 Hour Built-in Battery
* NVIDIA GeForce 320M Grapgics Processor – 48 processing cores.
* 250GB Hard drive or 320GB Hard drive

Prices for the 13 inch MacBook pro are $1,199 for the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo with a 250GB hard drive. The 2.66Ghz Core 2 Duo model comes with a 320GB hard drive and costs $1,499.

Apple MacBook Pro 15 and 17 Inch Models

* Core i5 and i7 Processors at 2.66Ghz – 3.33Ghz (for dual core and single respectively).
* NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M along with Intel HD Graphics for performance/battery conservation.
* 8 to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge
* 320GB / 500GB hard drive

The 15 inch MacBook Pro is priced at $1,799 and includes a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 and a 320GB hard drive.

The 15 inch MacBook Pro also comes with an optional 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 and a 500GB hard drive priced at $1,999

Anotehr 15 Inch MacBook Pro has a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 along with a 500GB hard drive costing $2,199.

The MacBook Pro (17 Inch) has a 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 along with a 500GB hard drive and costs $2,299.

MacBook Pro Features

Each MacBook Pro has a glass Multi-touch trackpad that now includes inertial scrolling. Each device has an LED back-lit display that can be viewed from wide angles. The 17 inch MacBook Pro has a higher resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and the 15 inch model has a resolution of 1680 x 1050 although this display is optional.

SSD’s are also optional whereby you can choose from a 128GB, 256GB or a 512GB solid state drive if required.

All MacBook Pros are available now over at the Apple store along with being available at authorised dealers.

Full technical specs can be found over at Apple.

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