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Apple Releases New Macbook Pro’s, Shipping Today

Apple has officially released a new version of their professional grade laptop, the Macbook Pro. Shipping today, the new notebooks take advantage of multiple new features, enhancements and an entirely new manufacturing process.

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The new MacBook, 15-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro are now shipping and the new MacBook Air will be available in early November through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

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“The new MacBook, 15-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro are now shipping and the new MacBook Air will be available in early November through the Apple Store(R) (http://www.apple.com/), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. An updated 13-inch white MacBook featuring 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a 120GB 5400 rpm hard drive and a slot-load 8X SuperDrive(R) is now available for $999 (US).”

“Build-to-order options for the MacBook include the ability to upgrade to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, a 250GB 5400 rpm, 320GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a 128GB solid state drive, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual- Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple USB Modem, Apple Remote, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare(R) Protection Plan.”

The 2.4 GHz, 15-inch aluminum MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:

– 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display;
— 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache;
— 1066 MHz front-side bus;
— 2GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 4GB;
— NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
— NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 256MB GDDR3 videomemory;
— 250GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden MotionSensor;
— a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
— Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
— built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth2.1+EDR;
— Gigabit Ethernet port;
— built-in iSight video camera;
— two USB 2.0 ports;
— one FireWire(R) 800 port;
— ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;
— one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
— glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; and
— 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.53 GHz aluminum MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,499 (US), includes

– 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display;
— 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6MB shared L2 cache;
— 1066 MHz front-side bus;
— 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM;
— NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
— NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3 videomemory;
— 320GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden MotionSensor;
— a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+/-RDL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
— Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
— built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth2.1+EDR;
— Gigabit Ethernet port;
— built-in iSight video camera;
— two USB 2.0 ports;
— one FireWire 800 port;
— ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;
— one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting bothoptical digital and analog;
— glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; and
— 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

Read – Apple Press Release

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2 Comments to “Apple Releases New Macbook Pro’s, Shipping Today”

klash @ October 14th, 2008 at 4:39 pm
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was expecting 17″ MBP with the new redesign as in 15″ and macbook but nothing on 17″MBP just HD, graphics updates and i am totally in love with macbook, its really cool and the specs will blow the mind, competes easily with MBP15″ now

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DCGOD @ October 14th, 2008 at 6:18 pm
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I don’t think nothing on the 17″ — they said it was getting refreshed as well.

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