Extends battery life and adds faster processors and NxG graphics from Nvidia
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops, with an extended battery life, faster processors and powerful NxG graphics from Nvidia.
According to Apple, all 13-inch MacBook Pro models now include Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 4GB RAM, a 10-hour built-in battery and the new Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics processor that offers up to 80% faster graphics.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two configurations, one with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 250GB hard drive priced at $1,199; and one with a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 320GB hard drive priced at $1,499.
The new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models feature Intel Core i5 and i7 processors ranging from 2.4GHz to 2.66GHz and Apple’s new automatic graphics switching technology that switches between Nvidia GeForce GT 330M that is twice as fast as the GeForce 320M, and energy efficient Intel HD graphics processors.
The company claims that the new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models are up to 50% faster than the previous systems. The Core i5 and i7 processors integrate the memory controller and Level 3 cache for faster access to system memory, hyper-threading technology improves data throughput by creating virtual processing cores, while turbo boost optimises performance between the two processor cores.
The Pro’s unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass, and their multi-touch trackpad supports inertial scrolling. The 17-inch MacBook Pro includes a high resolution 1920 x 1200 display, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro is now available with an optional high resolution 1680 x 1050 display.
The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in three models with prices ranging from $1,799 to $2,199. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro with 2.53GHz Intel Core i5, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and 500GB hard drive is priced at $2,299.