MacBook Pro Upgraded, Now Faster Than Ever
The new MacBook Pro
Just when you thought you could actually catch your breath for a minute and recover from all of the Apple news, Steve Jobs just keeps the Apple machine running in overdrive.
Today (Tuesday, April 13th), Apple announced the release of their new MacBook Pro netbook computer.
This version of the MacBook Pro is faster than ever and has powerful, high def graphics to boot!
MacBook Pro Speed
The focus of Apple’s release of the new MacBook Pro is clearly centered around speed.
The 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro netbooks come standard with Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors (respectively).
Previously, all of the MacBook Pro netbooks utilized Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor.
The 15-inch and 17-inch models will also use Apple’s graphics switching technology, which allows the computer to automatically toggle between the Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and Intel’s HD Graphics processors.
CNET provides a great breakdown on pricing:
CNThe 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with 4GB memory and Nvidia’s GeForce 320M graphics processor. There are two configurations, one with a 2.4GHz processor and 250GB hard drive for $1,199, and the other with a 2.66GHz processor and a 320GB hard drive for $1,499.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in three models: a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 with the Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and 320GB hard drive for $1,799; a 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 with the Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and 500GB hard drive for $1,999; and one with a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M, and 500GB hard drive at $2,199.
The new 17-inch MacBook Pro features a 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M, and 500GB hard drive for $2,299.
Time to get a MacBook Pro
So what do you think about Apple’s new MacBook Pro netbook?
There is no doubt that the elegant, more sophisticated computers on the market are coming directly from Apple.
One of the main points of friction for most people is, however, the pricing of the MacBook pros.
Microsoft seems to have captured more of the masses in regards to their products and pricing. Compare a $600 Dell laptop with a MacBook Pro starting at 3 times that amount.