Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line

Apple took their store down briefly this morning to introduce a refreshed line up of new MacBook Pros.

The entire range of 13.3, 15.4 and 17 inch models have been updated with Intel Core processors ranging from 2.4GHz to 2.66GHz with options for glossy, high resolution glossy and high resolution glossy with anti-glare displays available on 15 and 17-inch models. An option of a 512GB SSD is also available across the entire range but be prepared to stump up some hard earned cash for that option, priced at over £1000 ($1000) on all MacBook Pros. 15 and 17-inch customers can also choose between Intel i5 and i7 processors which include the upgraded graphics capabilities of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M. 13" customers see an upgraded NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card, 10-hour battery and faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

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Neoauld said,
Who gets a laptop to game with and cares about battery life though.
In the next two months, I will start traveling frequently and need a laptop that will last on battery.

There are a lot of people in my boat. I would also think that college students would be included in that boat with the occasional 2 hour and 45 minute class and no outlets (sitting in the center of the class for instance).

With that said, I completely agree with the comments about high end graphics here. If a user buys that, then they should expect a weaker battery performance, and with the dynamic switching still get above average battery life.

Magallanes said,

I owned a dell precision (currently i own a macbook pro) and i miss the PRO feature of the Precision.

Why did you get rid of it? I have nothing against Apple just dollar for dollar and what I use it for it can't compete. I am about to upgrade the main 1TB drive to a 256GB SSD and leave the other 1TB for MAC OSX. I have gotten it to run very well on the Precision. Open GL, etc. all works well. I support some MAC clients and instead of firing up the VMWARE for MAC OSX - which I still have and will run MUCH faster with an SSD- I can just boot up and get all the functionality that I want and only carry one notebook around.

The RAID 0 was nice though When 500GB or 1TB SSD's come down I would love to RAID those.

Azies said,

Are you serious?! -looks up the page- WTF?


13.3" macbook pro comes with only core2 duo. Price is $1499 for 2.66 GHz option.
Anyone who would buy a core2 duo laptop for $1499 can seriously benefit from investing his money into gray-cell enhancing foods.

I've bought a MBP last week , had given up waiting for a refresh . Now I so want to switch it for the new model !

dknm said,
I've bought a MBP last week , had given up waiting for a refresh . Now I so want to switch it for the new model !

If you bought it last week, CALL THEM. or goto the store. They should give you the new one.

NO QUAD CORES!!! THIS MBP LINE IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF JUNK! Two thousand and three hundred dollars for a dual core system. That's insane. I'm switching to sony.

Luis Mazza said,
NO QUAD CORES!!! THIS MBP LINE IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF JUNK! Two thousand and three hundred dollars for a dual core system. That's insane. I'm switching to sony.

Apple has Quad Cores MBPs as well.

Luis Mazza said,

No, they don't... the i7 upgrade and i5 version are dual core only.

Yes they do, but not with i5 or i7 :-)

Edited by ilev, Apr 13 2010, 5:33pm :

When i can buy the 13" MacBook pro with the advertised price (with 160gb hard drive and such) but with something like a 500gb drive ill consider it...

the build quality of a mac is really nice, and some of the hardware inside to, but not nice enough for their price...

i have to question if this is even newsworthy.

a minor product refresh on the apple store? wow!

neoWIN seems to be more and more about APPLE news. there are more apple news stories per week than any other subject/brand.

what about he recent nvidia gpu launch? or the nvidia driver problem that killed peoples' gpu's?

what about windows pc manufacturer product updates?

what about new dell/hp/etc products?

i'm sure apple news is exciting and all for people that care about apple, and i'm not saying that those stories don't have a place on neowin, but i think this is also my sign to find another tech news site that doesn't seem to be obsessed with every little thing that apple does.

been here 8 years, regged for 5 btw. used to be tonnes of windows platform news and daily updates on gaming news as well...

I think you underestimate how many Apple users are on this site, and how many even PC people love to see the new MacBooks releases.

You can submit whatever news to the news desk or to the back page. If you look at the Apple forums on this board, you will see that this has been something that people have been asking about as far back as December. So saying it is irrelevant only seems to be applicable to you.

treemonster said,
i have to question if this is even newsworthy.

a minor product refresh on the apple store? wow!

neoWIN seems to be more and more about APPLE news. there are more apple news stories per week than any other subject/brand.

From my own observations from using this site for the past 9 years, Neowin has ALWAYS reported Apple news. It use to be in its own section, while MS news was "Main Page News." The name of the website is just that, a name. You have derived that "Win" stands for "Windows" but that is not specified anywhere. It does sound to me like you would feel better about a 100% MS fanboy site, I'm sure there are a lot out there. Although, we would miss the deep insight you present in your comments attached to news posts that you have no interest in.

Edited by Shadrack, Apr 13 2010, 11:49pm :

The Hyper Threading features creates 4 virtual cores(QUAD CORE) and can increase the speeds as well with Turbo Boost. So in essence QUAD CORE technically. Still Dual Core


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