Apple has provided a major reboot to its MacBook Pro lineup, after announcing a price change and update for the 17-inch and 15-inch, and the ditching of the 13-inch unibody MacBook as it moves it to the MacBook Pro line. This new revamp, which includes a drop in the price for the MacBook Air, is revamp that places the MacBook Pro as the consumer and business friendly laptop, after years of separation on features and pricing.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro will have the new, irreplaceable battery that its 17-inch and now the 15-inch versions have, an SD card slot, a backlit keyboard, a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card, and an improved LED screen with a 60 percent colour gament increase. The laptop will cost US$1,199 for a model with a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive, and US$1,499 for a model with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro includes the same features, albeit a bigger screen. It will come in three flavours: a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 250GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for a new entry price of $1,699; a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 320GB hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics for $1,999; and a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 500GB hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics for $2,299.
The 17-inch MacBook Pro recieved a price drop and also new hardware specs, with a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. It will still come in one version, with a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM and will keep the ExpressMemory card slot, and will be priced at US$2,499.