UPDATE: Apple Unveils New 15" And 17" Macbook Pros
By on April 13th, 2010

Just a few days ago, we had reported that Apple is soon going to refresh their Macbook Pro line-up and the day has finally come. Apple today unveiled the new 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pro’s which uses the Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Sadly the 13″ Macbook Pro still uses the Core 2 Duo processor. Though, the speed of the Core 2 Duo processor has been bumped up to 2.4Ghz and 2.66Ghz.

The newer Macbook Pro(s) uses the Nvidia GT330M graphics card, while the 13″ Macbook Pro uses the Nvidia GT320M with 256Mb of Memory. The 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pro’s also have “automatic graphics switching technology” a.k.a Nvidia Optimus technology. All the new machines come with 4Gb of DDR3 RAM. Users can select between a 320Gb or a 500Gb hard disk for their storage needs. Users can also equip their 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pros with a 512Gb SSD, for only $1300.

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Users who are interested in the 15″ Macbook Pro can select between a 15.4″ 1440*900 “glossy” screen or a 1680*1050 glossy screen for $50 more. Apple claims that the newer 13″ Macbook Pro can provide a battery backup of up to 10 hours. The 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pro’s provide a battery backup of 8 hours, thanks to Nvidia Optimus technology.

The newer 13″ Macbook Pro costs $1,119, while the 17″ Macbook Pro now costs $2,299. The newer 15″ Macbook Pro is now dearer by $100, at $1799. The newer Macbook Pros can already be   online from the Apple Store.

Update: A spokesperson from Nvidia told MacInsider that the newer Macbook Pros don’t use Nvidia Optimus technology.


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  • http://martymcpadden.com Marty McPadden

    For me, the big story here (besides the processor bump,) is the greatly extended battery life. If the 10 hour claims are actually true, this really puts MacBooks light years ahead of any other laptop. This will be big for anyone who travels and don't have ready access to AC power to constantly recharge their batteries.

 
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