new MacBook Pro family with new model and even longer battery life

new MacBook Pro family

Apple today updated the aluminum unibody MacBook Pro line to include 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch models featuring Apple’s innovative built-in battery for up to 40 percent longer battery life. New MacBook Pro includes an LED-backlit display with greater color intensity, the innovative glass Multi-Touch trackpad, an illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, a FireWire 800 port and state of the art NVIDIA graphics.

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MacBook Airbattery lifeThe new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models now features Adaptive Charging and advanced chemistry first introduced with the 17-inch MacBook Pro earlier this year, the built-in battery delivers up to 1,000 recharges before it reaches 80 percent of its original capacity.

Apple also updated the incredibly thin and light MacBook Air, making it more powerful and more affordable. Measuring just 0.16 to 0.76-inches thin and weighing just three pounds, the MacBook Air is available in two models starting with the new entry price of USD 1,499 for a 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 120GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, and a 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 128GB solid state drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for USD 1,799.

All MacBooks are now more affordable than previous models.

MacBook Pro13-inch MacBook Pro 2.26 GHz (USD 1,199), 2.53 GHz (USD 1,499) include:


  • 13.3-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1280 x 800 glossy display;
  • 2.26 GHz or 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache;
  • 1066 MHz front-side bus;
  • 2GB (2.26 GHz model)or 4GB (2.53 GHz model) 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
  • 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;
  • 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 (FireWire 400 compatible);
  • SD card slot;
  • one audio line in/out port, supporting both optical digital and analog;
  • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard;
  • built-in, 58WHr lithium polymer battery; and
  • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

15-inch MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz (USD 1,699), 2.66 GHz (USD 1,999), 2.8 GHz (USD 2,299) include:


  • 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display;
  • 2.53 GHz or 2.66 GHz or 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache;
  • 1066 MHz front-side bus;
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB;
  • (2.53 GHz model) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
  • (2.66 GHz model) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 256MB GDDR3 video memory;
  • (2.8 GHz model) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3 video memory;
  • 250GB (2.53 GHz model), 320GB (2.66 GHz model), 500GB (2.8 GHz model) 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;
  • SD 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;
  • built-in, 73WHr lithium polymer battery; and
  • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

15-inch MacBook Pro can be upgraded to 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (built-to-order option).

17-inch MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz (USD 2,499) include:


  • 17-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1920 x 1200, glossy display;
  • 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6MB shared L2 cache;
  • 1066 MHz front-side bus;
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3 video memory;
  • 500GB 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;
  • three USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible);
  • 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;
  • built-in, 95WHr lithium polymer battery; and
  • 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

17-inch MacBook Pro can be upgraded to 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (built-to-order option).

Other build-to-order options include a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive on all models, anti-glare display (17-inch model), and the ability to upgrade to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, 15-inch MacBook Pro, 17-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are now available through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be shipping in September 2009, and any new Mac system purchased without Snow Leopard from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller between June 8, 2009 and the end of the program on December 26, 2009, is eligible for the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-To-Date upgrade package available for a product plus shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (USD).

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Posted by Antony at June 8, 2009 7:12 PM

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