New Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pros go Penryn

Apple MacBook Pro

This morning, Apple quietly updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups with new Intel Penryn processors and other upgrades.

Aside from the Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processors (up to 2.6GHz with 6MB of shared L2 cache), the MacBook Pro now offers larger hard drives (up to 300GB), 2GB of RAM (expandable to 4GB), new NVIDIA graphics processors (up to 512MB of video memory), and an illuminated keyboard. The MacBook Pro also got the Multi-Touch trackpad that was first introduced with the MacBook Air. There are three base configurations, two with 15.4-inch displays and one with a 17-inch display.

The new MacBook lineup features three models. The first one comes with a 2.1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 120GB hard drive, a Combo drive and comes in white. The second, also white, comes with a 2.4GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB hard drive and double-layer SuperDrive. The third comes in black and offers a 2.4GHz processor, 2GB RAM (expandable to 4GB), 250GB hard drive and a double-layer SuperDrive.

Prices start at USD$1099 (CAD$1149) for the MacBook and USD$1999 (CAD$2099) for the MacBook Pro.

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