Apple Unveils New MacBooks

I got my automated notice last night that the Apple Store was unavailable and thought – oh this could be something good !

And, yes it was,  the much anticipated refresh of the MacBook notebooks.

Apple Unveils New MacBooks 1

The 15″ and 17″ Pro models now use the i5 and i7 Intel dual-core processors (at 2.4, 2.53GHz or 2.66Ghz, respectively). This is obviously a significant performance boost and these Intel CPUs allow for hyperthreading (dependent on application support of course).

They also include the GeForce GT 330M graphics chip, and the NVIDIA-driven Optimus technology to switch from the high-end video subsystem to integrated graphics on the fly to improve power management.

The improved power handling lets the 15″ and 17″ models go up to 8-9 hours on one battery charge. All MBPs now include 4GB of RAM standard.

The 15″ model adds new display options: the normal, glossy 1440×900 screen, or a denser 1680×1050 panel with either glossy or matte coatings. The 17″ display is all about the glossy 1920×1200.

The 13″ keeps the Core 2 Duo chip but bumps up maximum speed to 2.66GHz, and adds the GeForce 320M graphics card. Battery life is up to 10 hours.

The 13″ low-end unit price is $1199; the top-end 17″ model now goes for $2299 but does not include the i7 chip, which is only available as a preconfigured option on the highest-end 15″ ($2199). You can get the i7 as a BTO option on the 17″ model.

Apple Unveils New MacBooks 2

Previous articleBoston Marathon 2010
Next articleNow Hiring: Yelp
Apple Unveils New MacBooks 4
James Hickshttp://about.me/jameshicks
James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

More from author

3 COMMENTS

Leave a Reply!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Advertisment

Categories

Latest posts

Improvement Tips for Your Self-Care Routine

What is self-care, really? It’s a term that’s been thrown around a lot in recent years, but maybe you’re not entirely sure...

Imported cars: a fun novelty, or more hassle than they’re worth?

The fact that you’re reading this indicates that you’ve probably at least considered importing a vehicle before – and in many ways,...

Top Tips Every Business Owner Needs For Staying On Top Of Trends

What does the future mean to you? As entrepreneurs and business owners, the future should not be a complete unknown. It...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!

%d bloggers like this: