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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Apple Releases New MacBook Family


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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® 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 video memory;
    * 250GB 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;
    * Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
    * built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+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 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 video memory;
    * 320GB 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;
    * Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
    * built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+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 both optical digital and analog;
    * glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; and
    * 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

Build-to-order options for the MacBook Pro include a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the ability to upgrade to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 250GB 7200 rpm, 320GB 5400 rpm or a 320GB 7200 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 Protection Plan.

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