Apple refreshes its MacBook Pro line-up

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Yup, they’re refreshed all right. Apple’s online store just came roaring back to life after being down for quite some time and, surprise, surprise, some new MacBook Pros have appeared. As expected, Apple has rolled out models with Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 mobile chipsets. The base model 15″ MBP now starts off at $1,799 and has a 2.4GHz Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256MB RAM, 320GB HDD and up to 9 hours of battery life. If you’re feeling absolutely crazy and have an extra $1,400 to spare you can bump your storage up to a 512GB SSD. If you want to improve on the display, an extra $100 will get you a Hi-Res 1680×1050 glossy display. Throw in an extra $50 on top of that and you’ll have yourself some anti-glare goodness. When it comes to the 17″ model, Apple has outdone itself. A very competitive $2,299 yields a 2.53GHz Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT300M with 512MB RAM, 500GB HDD, 1920×1200 Hi-Res Glossy display and a battery life rated from 8 to 9 hours. A 2.66 Core i7 processor is available for an extra $200 while 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSDs are available for an extra $200, $650 and $1,300. An anti-glare display option is available on the 17″ for $50.

There’s a bunch of different options and combinations that can be had, so hit the jump for a detailed rundown of each model.

The 2.4 GHz, 13-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $1,199 (US), includes:

  • 13.3-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1280 x 800 glossy display
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache
  • 1066 MHz front-side bus
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics
  • 250GB 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 (VGA, DVI and HDMI adapters sold separately)
  • AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight® video camera
  • two USB 2.0 ports
  • one FireWire® 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible)
  • SD card slot
  • combined headphone/line in (analog/digital)
  • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
  • built-in, 63.5WHr lithium polymer battery and 60 Watt MagSafe® Power Adapter.

The 2.66 GHz, 13-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:

  • 13.3-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1280 x 800 glossy display
  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache
  • 1066 MHz front-side bus; 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics
  • 320GB 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 (VGA, DVI and HDMI adapters sold separately)
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight video camera
  • two USB 2.0 ports
  • one FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible)
  • SD card slot
  • combined headphone/line in (analog/digital)
  • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
  • built-in, 63.5WHr lithium polymer battery and 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter

Build-to-order options for the 13-inch MacBook Pro include the ability to upgrade to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, a 320GB 5400 rpm or a 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a 128GB, 256GB or 512GB solid state drive, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple Remote, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare® Protection Plan.

The 2.4 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:

  • 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB
  • integrated Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics with 256MB of VRAM
  • 320GB 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 (VGA, DVI and HDMI adapters sold separately); AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight video camera
  • two USB 2.0 ports
  • one FireWire 800 port
  • SD card slot; audio line in (analog/digital)
  • audio line out/headphone (analog/digital)
  • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
  • built-in, 77.5WHr lithium polymer battery and 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.53 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:

  • 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display
  • 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB
  • integrated Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics with 256MB of VRAM
  • 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 (VGA, DVI and HDMI adapters sold separately)
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight video camera
  • two USB 2.0 ports
  • one FireWire 800 port
  • SD card slot
  • audio line in (analog/digital)
  • audio line out/headphone (analog/digital)
  • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
  • built-in, 77.5WHr lithium polymer battery and 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.66 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,199 (US), includes:

  • 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display
  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 with 4MB shared L3 cache
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB
  • integrated Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics with 512MB of VRAM
  • 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 (VGA, DVI and HDMI adapters sold separately)
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight video camera
  • two USB 2.0 ports
  • one FireWire 800 port
  • SD card slot; audio line in (analog/digital)
  • audio line out/headphone (analog/digital)
  • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
  • built-in, 77.5WHr lithium polymer battery and 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter

Build-to-order options for the 15-inch MacBook Pro include the ability to upgrade to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, a high resolution 15-inch 1680 x 1050 display in glossy and antiglare, a 500GB 5400 rpm or 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, a 128GB, 256GB or 512GB solid state drive, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple Remote, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan

The 2.53 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,299 (US), includes:

  • 17-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1920 x 1200, glossy display
  • 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB
  • integrated Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics with 512MB of VRAM
  • 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 (VGA, DVI and HDMI adapters sold separately)
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • iSight video camera
  • three USB 2.0 ports
  • one FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible)
  • ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot; audio line in (analog/digital)
  • audio line out/headphone (analog/digital)
  • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard
  • built-in, 95WHr lithium polymer battery and 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

Build-to-order options for the 17-inch MacBook Pro include a 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, a 128GB, 256GB or 512GB solid state drive, antiglare display, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple Remote, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

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