Apple Updates MacBook Pro

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  1. itchypony

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    Apple Updates MacBook Pro


    Latest Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, Memory Up to 4GB and Higher Performance
    Graphics Across the Line

    CUPERTINO, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today
    updated its MacBook(R) Pro line of notebooks with the latest Intel Core 2
    Duo processors, memory up to 4GB, and high-speed graphics in a stunning,
    lightweight, aluminum enclosure that is just one-inch thin. The new MacBook
    Pro is available in 15-inch models with a new mercury-free, power-efficient
    LED-backlit display and a 17-inch model with an optional high-resolution
    display. All models include a built-in iSight(R) video camera for video
    conferencing on-the-go, Apple's MagSafe(R) Power Adapter that safely
    disconnects when under strain, and built-in 802.11n wireless networking for
    up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g.*
    "With Intel Core 2 Duo performance, more memory and state-of-the-art
    graphics, this MacBook Pro is a portable powerhouse for creative and
    professional users," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of
    Worldwide Product Marketing. "Apple's notebooks have always led the
    industry in innovation with features like built-in 802.11 and the MagSafe
    Power Adapter, and now the industry's first 15-inch LED-backlit display is
    another step toward completely eliminating mercury from our displays."
    Every MacBook Pro model includes an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB
    of shared L2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus and 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    memory, running professional applications like Final Cut Pro(R) 6 and
    Logic(R) Pro 7 more than 50 percent faster than the original MacBook Pro
    with Core Duo. Delivering more realistic graphics for animation and gaming,
    every MacBook Pro now includes the state-of-the art NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    and is more than 50 percent faster than the original MacBook Pro with Core
    Duo.**
    The MacBook Pro's lightweight, aluminum enclosure is just one-inch thin
    and is available in three models: 2.2 GHz and 2.4 GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro
    models, and a 2.4 GHz 17-inch MacBook Pro model. The new 15-inch MacBook
    Pro models feature a brand-new, power-efficient LED-backlit display and are
    the first of Apple's notebooks to transition to LED backlighting as part of
    the company's effort to eliminate the use of mercury in its products. The
    17-inch model now offers a new optional 1920-by-1200 high-resolution
    display, providing over 30 percent more screen real estate than the
    standard 1680-by-1050 display.
    Designed for mobile professionals, the MacBook Pro includes a built-in
    iSight video camera for video conferencing on-the-go, Apple's MagSafe Power
    Adapter that magnetically connects the power cord to the MacBook Pro and
    safely disconnects when under strain, and the latest generation of 802.11n
    wireless networking for up to five times the performance and twice the
    range of 802.11g. Every new MacBook Pro also includes built-in 10/100/1000
    BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    (Enhanced Data Rate), a FireWire(R) 800 and a FireWire 400 port, a backlit
    illuminated keyboard, an ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot for expansion
    solutions such as 3G wireless networking, and a DVI video output to connect
    up to a 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display.
    The MacBook Pro comes with iLife(R) '06, the next generation of Apple's
    award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications featuring iPhoto(R),
    iMovie(R) HD, iDVD(R), GarageBand(TM) and iWeb(TM). The MacBook Pro also
    comes with the latest release of the world's most advanced operating
    system, Mac OS(R) X version 10.4.9 Tiger, including Safari(TM), Mail,
    iCal(R), iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth.
    Pricing & Availability
    The new MacBook Pro models are now shipping and will be available
    through the Apple Store(R) (http://www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores
    and Apple Authorized Resellers.
    The 2.2 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of
    $1,999 (US), includes:
    -- 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440-by-900 LCD display;
    -- 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
    -- 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4GB;
    -- 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion
    Sensor;
    -- a slot-load 8x SuperDrive(R) with double-layer support (DVD+/-R
    DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
    -- NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB 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(R) 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, 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;
    -- 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4GB;
    -- 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 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 4GB;
    -- 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 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;
    -- 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 160GB (5400 rpm), 160GB (7200 rpm), 200GB (4200
    rpm) or a 250GB (4200 rpm) hard drive, up to 4GB 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(TM) '06, Logic Express 7, Final Cut(R) Express HD 3.5 and
    Aperture(TM) 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 pre-production 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.
    (C) 2007 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac,
    Mac OS, Macintosh, MacBook, iSight, MagSafe, Final Cut Pro, Logic,
    FireWire, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband, iWeb, Safari, iCal,
    Apple Store, SuperDrive, Airport Extreme, iWork, Final Cut and Aperture are
    trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of
    their respective owners.


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  2. Bona Fide

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    I'll never understand the logic behind this. And fuck putting only the 128MB 8600GT in the base model.
     
  3. manchild

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    Well, I think I'm going to sell my MBP. I've got a CD, so it only takes up to 2 GBs. I think I could still get a decent amount of money for this on Ebay from some idiot, and then turn around and not be too far behind.
     
  4. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I think it's time to sell my macbook
     
  5. Tvan

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    In for thread without haters.


    Hopefully selling my Powerbook G4 to upgrade to one of these.
     
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    same boat here :x:
     
  7. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    If I was at the CoreDuo MBP, I'd upgrade. That is a significant enough jump IMO.

    For Core2Duo owners, not sure. The FSB is nice, and the LED backlight is nice, but otherwise we are fairly up to date since the screen resolution didn't change and such.

    Edit: Screen rez on 15.4" :)
     
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  8. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    4 gb ram, higher res screen, yes, I suppose I could upgrade my c1d mbp right about now. Can't wait to see what they come out with next.
     
  9. fixthe fernback

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    Anyone one know how much someone would buy a 15" 1.83 GHz Core Duo with 1.5GB memory and 80GB HDD for? :o
     
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    Aznpho Not Currently in Use

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    lol my brother just sold his g4 15" powerbook for 1g on ebay... lol so u might get a good amount for urs
     
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    i wish to hell they'd come out with a 12/13" MBP
     
  12. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    thinking of doing the same :noes:
     
  13. poweraid

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    Am I the only one that thought the upgrade would be more significant? It's a nice card but I would never use it to half of it's potential.
     
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    skitcy uhm title! ok

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    High Def 17" im soooooooooo in for a new one this year!
     
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    I get a bonus at work in 4 months and now it's already spent ;)

    I just wish Apple had a BTO option for a solid state hard drive. Anyone know how hard it is to swap/upgrade the HD in a MBP?
     
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    not really sure, but what don't you like about the hard drives that are offered?
     
  17. Tvan

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    Well, he mentioned solid state drives, which are flash based. They are exponentially faster than any platter drive on the market.
     
  18. Tvan

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    That's a lot for a G4. :eek3:


    I'm going to give mine to my mom and see if she might be able to chip in when I get an MBP.


    no clicking. :noes:
     
  19. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Are they really faster? I heard otherwise.
     
  20. Tvan

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    Way faster.
     
  21. Bona Fide

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    solid state is ftw
     
  22. Bona Fide

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    no robson cache ftl
     
  23. Twisted STi

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    what would you have to be doing to make 4gb of ram much more noticiable than 2gb? is there really much point?
     
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    Well, I have to give a big thumbs up to the Apple Store customer service.

    From the other thread, I had mentioned I had just bought one a couple weeks ago and was upset that the new ones were now coming.

    Well, I called my store today where I bought it and they were totally understanding and even though I was just outside the normal return time, they said they would let me exchange it without question.

    I then asked them about the restock fee since I had already used mine (which I was actually willing to pay to get the upgrade) and they even waved that.

    So I went down today, they took my old machine back and gave me a brand spankin' new one.

    Big kudos for them for doing that and totally understanding that people buying recently might want to exchange.

    Now to start setting it up again.
     
  25. dfunk

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    Hold on when is Leopard coming out?
     

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