Apple Releases New Notebooks
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just unveiled the newly re-engineered and re-designed MacBook Pro -- which appears to be lighter, faster, thinner, and sleeker than ever before -- all things we've come to expect from Apple's annual hardware upgrades.
The latest MacBook Pros are shipping today and will be available in stores on Wednesday.
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New MacBook Pro: full glass screen like the iMac, thin display, all I/O ports on one side, instant-on LED display, mini DisplayPort connector. Unibody enclosure made from one piece of aluminum. Jobs is passing around a chassis to the crowd.
The new MacBooks will feature a new glass multi-touch trackpad with a 39 percent larger tracking area. The entire trackpad acts as the button.
"We've added a new chip from NVIDIA -- the 9600M GT, 32 graphics cores, we're including both the 9400 as integrated graphics, or choose the 9600M for big graphic performance. 5 hours of battery on the 9400, 4 on the 9600."
The ports on the new MacBook Pro are from left to right: Magsafe, Gigabit Ethernet, Firewire 800, two USB ports, a Mini DisplayPort, Audio In/Out (analog and optical digital), ExpressCard 34, and a battery indicator..