Apple® today announced that its entire MacBook™ Pro line of notebooks now includes the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor and delivers performance that is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation. All MacBook Pro models now offer double the memory and greater storage capacity than the previous generation, as well as a FireWire® 800 port for connecting to high-speed peripherals.
Every MacBook Pro features the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB of shared L2 cache, which is up to 39 percent faster than the previous 2.16 GHz MacBook Pro and more than seven times faster than the 1.67 GHz PowerBook G4 running industry standard benchmarks.
The MacBook Pro systems feature 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory expandable up to 3GB, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics with up to 256MB of graphics memory, and a double-layer SuperDrive™. They also include built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet , built-in AirPort Extreme® and Bluetooth 2.0, FireWire 400 and 800, combination analog and optical digital audio input and output ports, an ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot, and a DVI video output.
Prices for the new systems are identical to the older models:
2.16Ghz, 15″ for $1999
2.33Ghz, 15″ for $2499
2.33Ghz, 17″ for $2799
The 15″ model is available today, and the 17″ model will ship next week.