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.

  • macbook-small.jpg

Read more: apple.com/macbook

Related posts

AMD leaks Zen block diagram

AMD leaks Zen block diagram

The information that AMD works on entirely new processor architecture, called Zen, is hardly any news nowadays but until this moment we have had scarce information on the upcoming piece of silicon. This will now change as AMD has leaked, perhaps on purpose, a slide, which describes the upcoming...

AMD bundles Radeon R9 Fury with game

AMD bundles Radeon R9 Fury with game

The fact that AMD is not doing well on the CPU market hardly surprises anyone interested in computer hardware but the real problem for the US GPU and CPU maker is that it is not doing well on the GPU market as well with NVIDIA having about 80 per cent of the market. And while AMD had a really...

Google unveils Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook

Google is preparing for the launch of its Chrome operating system in 2011, which runs web-based applications, instead of legacy PC software. And now they unveiled the first Chrome OS laptop, which is actually a test notebook for their Pilot program and will be available exclusively to...

Leave a comment