Apart from the iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3.0 which were showcased at the WWDC yesterday, there is also now a new MacBook Pro lineup. Aluminum unibody as you will probably have guessed, the MacBook Pro family will include 13-inch, 15-inch and 17 inch.
Improved features include 40% extended battery life, thanks to their lithium polymer built-in battery technology that can gest out a minimum of seven hours of work on a single charge. LED backlit displays will give better colour, multi-touch trackpad, an illuminated keyboard and guess what a new SD card (13 and 15-inch) or ExpressCard slot (17-inch), FireWire 800 port and new NVIDIA graphics display.
So after some geekiness this morning, let’s get back on track and show you some interesting gadget dissection findings courtesy of iFixIt. The folks there recently got their geeky surgical hands on Apple latest MacBook Pro which features a new type of battery technology which as you would expect from the likes of the Apple iPhone – it’s not removable (by ourselves that is).
The folks over at iFixit who previously also dissected a whole bunch of other gadgets like the iPhone 3G loves to take things apart, this time he gets his hands on the beautifully assembled new MacBook Pro (click to enlarge):
Guess what the coroner found out? Quite interesting actually:
- The optical drive is identical in the MB and MBP, and it’s SATA
- MBP RAM isn’t tough to replace, but hard drive requires a Torx screwdriver
- The keyboards can be user-serviced, but require removing 56 screws first
- “Unibody” construction is “elegant”
- “The new MacBook is really a 13″ MacBook Pro. It uses the same design, and same manufacturing quality”
Alot more pictures available at iFixit…
[via Geeky Gadgets]
As you will know, latest MacBooks were finally revealed yesterday, (Info on the new 13-inch MacBooks are on a separate post) the new 15-inch MacBook Pro will come with the unibody enclosure, slim and streamlined with a soft-brushed surface and stunning contours.
The new MacBook Pro combines the efficiency of an integrated graphics processor with the desktop-class performance of a discrete graphics processor. That’s because it has both. Out of the box, it runs the integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M processor, which provides plenty of performance for everyday use with up to 5 hours of battery life.* But when you need turbocharged performance for the most graphically intensive tasks, the discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT processor delivers. And thanks to a new graphics architecture, it’s easy to switch between these two processors.
The new MacBook Pros’ minimum spec is powered by 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed; or 2.53GHz or 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache, 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) or 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB and comes with a 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors, 8x slot-loading SuperDrive, 250GB or 320GB hard drive also has the buttonless multi-trackpad same as the 13-inch Macbook.
The latest MacBook Pro will be available with two different specs:
- 2.4GHz with 2GB memory and 250GB hard drive
- 2.53GHz with 4GB memory and 320GB hard drive
Prices will be £1,399.00 and £1,749.00 respectively.
Click on the screenshot below for more details over at Apple…
Smooth glossy jet black with rounded corners and the words MacBook Pro in white in the centre, wouldn’t you wish you actually saw this at PCWORLD? It turns out our friend Umpa who showed us his idea about a new possible iPod Nano design had more ideas in his mind, click to enlarge picture…
An even larger size is available over at Umpa’s Flickr Photostream…
Not sure whether this is just another one of those latest photoshop gimmicks running through the internet but according to TechEBlog, they have been tipped with the news that an all new MacBook Pro is emerging. All that is known at the moment is that it’s 5.1 pounds in weight, will feature a back-lit keyboard, multi-touch technology and in addition to that also 802.11n WiFi. Could this be possible? I’m not entirely convinced, the pics don’t look like Apple quality to me but we’ll need to see what other blogs think about this, we’ll keep you posted.