New MacBook Pro’s released today

10 years ago in Heroic Hardware by Brent | 7 Comments

MacBook Pro

This morning brings us a brand new release from Apple. MacBook Pro’s have been upgraded. Of course, those of us (like me) who haven’t even had their MBP for a year are a little bummed, but nevertheless, it’s a necessary evil. Some of the more noticeable changes are that they have a new more power efficient (greener) LCD display that will conserve battery life, better graphics board, capability for more RAM and a slightly faster CPU. I guess I’m a little happy that the upgrade isn’t HUGE or anything, but I am a little bummed that mine is so new and there’s an upgrade. Anyway, those of you that have been holding out for the upgrade to make your purchase, here’s your chance. Pull out your wallet and join the revolution!

Here’s a breakdown of some of the features:

The new MacBook Pro models are now shipping and will be available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

The 2.2 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:

  • 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440-by-900 LCD display;
  • 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4GB;
  • 120GB 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;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB GDDR3 memory;
  • DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately);
  • built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;
  • two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
  • one audio line in and one headphone out port, each supporting optical digital audio;
  • Scrolling TrackPad and illuminated keyboard;
  • the infrared Apple Remote; and
  • 85 Watt Apple MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.4 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,499 (US), includes:

  • 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440-by-900 LCD display;
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4GB;
  • 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;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
  • DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately);
  • built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;
  • two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
  • one audio line in and one headphone out port, each supporting optical digital audio;
  • Scrolling TrackPad and illuminated keyboard;
  • the infrared Apple Remote; and
  • 85 Watt Apple MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.4 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,799 (US), includes:

  • 17-inch widescreen 1680-by-1050 LCD display;
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 4GB;
  • 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;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
  • DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately);
  • built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;
  • three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
  • one audio line in and one headphone out port, each supporting optical digital audio;
  • Scrolling TrackPad and illuminated keyboard;
  • the infrared Apple Remote; and
  • 85 Watt Apple MagSafe Power Adapter.
  • http://shaunandrews.com Shaun Andrews

    I’m tempted to pickup one of the 15″ models, but with WWDC right around the corner, I think I’ll wait.

  • Chris A.

    Damn. Just purchased my 2.16ghz C2D Silver Surfer in April. I’m defintely bummed out, but I praise Apple for their continuous upgrades. Here’s to saving up again!

  • http://yohanneswijaya.com Yohannes Wijaya

    The new display is LED-backlit. TFT LCD has been phased out on the 15″ MBP. Dell just made LED-backlit display available for its new 13″ lappie, so the macbook version is just around the corner so will the 17″ MBP. Brent, I wouldnt worry about this new announcement. I have 17″ CD MBP, i am not taking my wallet out yet despite the max 4GB ram upgrade. What i am waiting for is the new design. The MBP has seen no major design revision since ’03. So I am all good ’till then.

  • http://definetheline.grotonma.net Michael

    I just purchased the higher-end 15″ MBP. It’s sooo fast! I’ll review it soon!

  • Chad

    What sucks for me I bought my macbook pro just 3 1/2 weeks before the new upgrade.

  • http://www.iboughtamac.com Brent

    ok… I have heard a rumor that Apple will exchange upgraded models within a certain time period. Is there anyone that can confirm this and if so, what’s the maximum time period allowed?

  • Kane

    Will this new one still overheat? Because I bought my MacBook last year and it’s nearly dead, plus all the material Apple made it with was wrong, so the case is kinda brown now lol burned, and I need a upgrade so i’m thinking of going with a MacBook Pro, should I look to get this one (as i have just started work)?

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