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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Apple Updates MacBook Pro



The 2.4 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,499 (US), includes:

15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440-by-900 LCD display;
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
2 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4 GB; 160 GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor; a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive; NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately); built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display; built-in iSight video camera;
Gigabit Ethernet port; built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot; two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port; one audio line in and one headphone out port, each supporting optical digital audio;
Scrolling TrackPad and illuminated keyboard; the infrared Apple Remote; and 85 Watt Apple MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.4 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,799 (US), includes:

17-inch widescreen 1680-by-1050 LCD display;
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4 GB;
160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor; a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256 MB GDDR3 memory;
DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately); built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display; built-in iSight video camera;
Gigabit Ethernet port; built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot; three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port; one audio line in and one headphone out port, each supporting optical digital audio;
Scrolling TrackPad and illuminated keyboard; the infrared Apple Remote; and 85 Watt Apple MagSafe Power Adapter.

Additional build-to-order options for the MacBook Pro include the ability to upgrade to a 160 GB (5400 rpm), 160 GB (7200 rpm), 200 GB (4200 rpm) or a 250 GB (4200 rpm) hard drive, up to 4 GB DDR2 SDRAM, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter, Apple USB Modem, glossy widescreen display, 17-inch 1920-by-1200 high-resolution display and the AppleCare Protection Plan. Additional build-to-order options also include pre-installed copies of iWork '06, Logic Express 7, Final Cut Express HD 3.5 and Aperture 1.5.

AirPort Extreme is based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification. Actual performance will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network and other factors. iChat AV and video-conferencing require broadband internet connection; fees may apply.

**Based on estimated results comparing a preproduction 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with a 2.16 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.

 



 

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