Apple introduces new MacBook family

Apple MacbookThe new MacBook family redefines notebook design while dramatically lowering the entry price for advanced notebook features, including all-metal enclosures, pro-performance notebook graphics, brilliant instant-on LED-backlit displays, and new large, glass Multi-Touch trackpads.

The industry’s greenest notebooks, the entire MacBook family meets stringent Energy Star 4.0, EPEAT Gold, and RoHS environmental standards. Starting at $1,200, the new MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro are shipping now. Filed under: Mac.

The new MacBook, which serves the role of an entry level laptop, comes with a 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for 1280 by 800 native resolution and millions of colors. It also relies on a 2.0GHz or 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache, 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM upgradable to 4GB, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 256MB DDR3, a 160GB 5400-rpm SATA HDD (optional 250GB or 320GB 5400-rpm HDD or 128GB SSD), and a 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW). Peripherals include a built-in iSight camera, Wi-Fi network, 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, built-in speakers, a Mini DisplayPort and two USB 2.0 ports. Apple ships the new MacBook with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard and some third party software installed. Start price for this model is $1,299.00.

The MacBook Pro boasts bigger 15.4-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with native resolution of 1440×900 pixels. Processor choices include one base 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo model with 3MB L2 cache or 2.53GHz or 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache. Going on with the specs, the new MacBook Pro can ship with either 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) or 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, that’s also the maximum installable memory. Graphics options are two here, and they include only NVIDIA cards again. You can choose from a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with dual-link DVI support or a GeForce 9400M with 256MB DDR3 memory. If you choose the 9600M in a 2.4GHz configuration it will ship with 256MB of DDR3 memory. If you choose the MacBook Pro with a 2.8GHz Intel CPU and 9600M, the video card will come with a 512MB of DDR3 memory. For storage and optical drives MacBook Pro offers a 250GB or 320GB 5400-rpm SATA HDDs or option 250GB/320GB 7200-rpm HDD and even a 128GB SSD if you have enough cash. A standard 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) is also included. MacBook Pro features the same peripherals as the new MacBook above. There’s only one difference, the Pro version adds a backlit keyboard. Apple ships this models with a Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard and additional software also. Starting price for this models is $1,999.00.

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