Apple Updates MacBook Pro Line With Faster Processors, Next-Gen Graphics and 10 Hours of Battery Life

Written By Sam on 14 April 2010
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Everyone can now rejoice an enhanced MacBook Pro line that includes faster processors, powerful next-generation NVIDIA graphics, and even longer battery life, Yeah! You heard it right. Apple finally announced the most awaited updates for the MacBook Pro line. Including Apple’s latest updates, great interface and amazing features, MacBook Pro is now set to deliver both performance as well as efficiency.

The 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch MacBook Pro are available in various configurations for different prices based on the features they include. The updated MacBook Pro will feature a glass Multi-Touch trackpad, LED-backlit wide-angle displays with a broad color gamut, easy to manage tools and many more.

The 13- inch MacBook Pro model is available for two configurations – one with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 250GB hard drive priced at $1,199; and one with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 320GB hard drive priced at $1,499. Featuring faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 4GB RAM, a 10-hour built-in battery and the new NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor, the 13-inch MacBook Pro models includes many other impressive features as well.

Features of 2.4 GHz, 13-inch MacBook Pro

  • 13.3-inch wide screen LED glossy display with backlit 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors along with a new NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor
  • 1066 MHz front-side bus, upgrade up to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM which is expandable up to 8GB
  • 250GB serial ATA hard drive
  • A slot-load 8X SuperDrive along with two USB 2.0 ports and a SD card slot
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • iSight video camera
  • Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
  • 63.5WHr built-in lithium polymer battery with 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan
  • Priced at $1,199

Features of 2.66 GHz, 13-inch MacBook Pro

  • Wide screen 13.3-inch LED display with backlit 1280 x 800
  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics processor
  • 1066 MHz front-side bus along with upgradation up to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable memory of 8GB
  • 320GB serial ATA hard drive with Sudden Motion Sensor
  • A slot-load 8X SuperDrive, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports and one SD card slot
  • Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI and HDMI adapters sold separately)
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • iSight video camera
  • One FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible)
  • Combined headphone/line in (analog/digital)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
  • 63.5WHr built-in lithium polymer battery with 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan.
  • Priced at $1,499

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in three configurations – one with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M and 320GB hard drive, priced at $1,799; second configuration with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M and 500GB hard drive priced at $1,999; and the third one with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M and 500GB hard drive at $2,199. These configurations use the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors in order to provide users a faster access to the system memory along with enhanced technologies like Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost. Featuring new GeForce GT 330M graphic processor that provides peak performance levels, the 15-inch MacBook Pro also allows users to upgrade to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM if required.

Features of 2.4 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro

  • Wide screen LED display of 15.4-inch’s and backlit 1440 x 900 pixels
  • Includes a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • Upgradation up to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM as well as memory expandable up to 8GB
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M processor for better graphics with 256MB of VRAM for peak performance and energy efficient operation
  • 320GB serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
  • Sudden Motion Sensor
  • Slot-load 8X SuperDrive
  • Support for double-layer (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • Mini DisplayPort, two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port and one SD card slot
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight video camera
  • Audio line in (analog/digital) and line out/headphone(analog/digital)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad along with an illuminated keyboard
  • Built-in 77.5WHr lithium polymer battery and 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan
  • Priced at$1,799

Features of 2.53 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro

  • Wide screen LED display of 15.4-inch’s and backlit 1440 x 900 pixels
  • Includes a 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache;
  • Upgradation up to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM as well as memory expandable up to 8GB;
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M processor for better graphics with 256MB of VRAM for peak performance and energy efficient operation.
  • audio line in (analog/digital) and line out/headphone(analog/digital)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad along with an illuminated keyboard;
  • 500GB serial ATA hard drive ( 5400 rpm) with support for Sudden Motion Sensor
  • Slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support optical drive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight video camera
  • Built-in 77.5WHr lithium polymer battery and 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan
  • Priced at $1,999

Features of 2.66 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro

  • Wide screen LED display of 15.4-inch’s and backlit 1440 x 900 pixels
  • Includes a 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache;
  • Upgradation up to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM as well as memory expandable upto 8GB;
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M processor for better graphics with 256MB of VRAM for peak performance and energy efficient operation
  • 500GB serial ATA hard drive ( 5400 rpm)
  • Sudden Motion Sensor
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight video camera
  • audio line in (analog/digital) and line out/headphone(analog/digital)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad along with an illuminated keyboard;
  • Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan
  • Built-in 77.5WHr lithium polymer battery and 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support optical drive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking
  • Priced at $2,199

The 17-inch MacBook Pro will be available in a single configuration – the 2.53 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro, priced at $2,299 (US). 17-inch MacBook Pro features a 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with upgradation of 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 memory and a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive. It also includes a 128GB, 256GB or 512GB solid state drive, antiglare display, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple Remote, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

Features of 2.53 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro

  • Wide 17-inch LED display with backlit 1920 x 1200 pixels along with Antiglare functionality
  • Includes a 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache;
  • Upgradation up to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM as well as expandable to 8GB memory storage.
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics with 512MB of VRAM for for peak performance and energy efficient operation
  • 500GB serial ATA hard drive(5400 rpm) that supports Sudden Motion Sensor
  • A slot-load 8X SuperDrive
  • Mini DisplayPort, three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible) and Gigabit Ethernet port
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • iSight video camera
  • Expansable card slot ExpressCard/34
  • Audio line in (analog/digital) and audio line out/headphone (analog/digital)
  • Illuminated keyboard and glass Multi-Touch trackpad
  • 95WHr lithium polymer battery with 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Priced at $2,299 (US)

Apple always enthralled its users with its amazingly revolutionary products, and such updates from Apple for the MacBooks is certainly terrific for Apple lovers like me. Apple’s innovative suite of applications and upgradation for the Mac OS, the world’s most advanced operating system is extremely bracing move of Apple and we anticipate a lot more in the coming future as well.

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