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Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family

Apple updated the aluminum unibody MacBook Pro line today. New models include 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch models with Apple’s built-in battery for up to seven hours of battery life. All of the MacBook Pro models have an LED-backlit display, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, an illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, a FireWire 800 port, and NVIDIA graphics.

The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models use Adaptive Charging and the same advanced chemistry that was first introduced with the 17-inch MacBook Pro earlier this year. The built-in battery in these models offers up to seven hours of wireless productivity on a single charge. The built-in battery also delivers up to 1,000 recharges before it reaches 80% of its original capacity.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor and is available with a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive for $1,199 or with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive for $1,499.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro now features 4GB of RAM across the line at an entry price $300 less than before. Three 15-inch models are available. The first features a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 250GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for a price of $1,699. The second model is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 320GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics for $1,999. The third 15-inch model includes a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 500GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics for $2,299.



The new 17-inch MacBook Pro now includes an eight hour built-in battery, 4GB of RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics. This model has been updated to include a faster 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a larger 500GB hard drive for $2,499.

All of the new MacBook Pro systems feature Apple’s aluminum unibody design and can be upgraded with up to 8GB of RAM and up to a 500GB hard drive or up to a 256GB solid state drive. The new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models can also be upgraded to a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Finally, Apple also updated the MacBook Air with a 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 120GB hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card for the new entry price of $1,499. A second MacBook Air model is also available with a 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 128GB solid state drive, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for $1,799.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, 15-inch MacBook Pro, 17-inch MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air are now available through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. The new Mac OS X Snow Leopard will ship in September. Any user who purchases a new Mac system without Snow Leopard from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller between June 8, 2009 and the end of the program on December 26, 2009, is eligible for the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-To-Date upgrade package.
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