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You Heard It Here First: Apple Has Revamped the MacBook and MacBook Pro

I was first on the scene to report that Apple would be announcing a new MacBook and MacBook Pro today and guess what all you naysayers — I was right! Both the MB and MB Pro have received major upgrades, including the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, larger hard drives (MBP 200GB-250GB, MB 120GB - 250GB), and more memory. Unfortunately, the multitouch trackpad is only coming to the Pro. . . . One would assume that Jobs would have wanted to make this a standardized feature across the board?!

Prices start at $1,999 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro and $1,099 for the 13-inch MacBook.


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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
yeah, i don't get why the new trackpad is missing, either. hmm. i just saw the macbook air today in a store. yowzers - that thing is cute and light!:)
guitarrasara guitarrasara 8 years
Ahh! In class today we were JUST discussing how horrible technological obsolescense is.... I bought my macbook pro only 2 months ago, and for the same price I could have a better computer :(
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
Can they stop constantly upgrading its product for once??
JessLehry JessLehry 8 years
I am sooooo in love. Can't wait to get mine!!! :)
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
so hard to keep up with apple products!!! i got my MB last year during my b-day month.
chakra_healer chakra_healer 8 years
Oooh a new release! I am seriously considering the new MB pro. But will wait for the first few complaints on Macrumors before taking the plunge, because, imo, Apple QC is not what it used to be.
fadedblue fadedblue 8 years
I'm starting to save now... My warranty on my now completely antiquated Powerbook G4 is up in July so I'm using that as my excuse/deadline for updating ;).
AnnieMarie AnnieMarie 8 years
I wish the MacBook had gotten the multitouch trackpad, I don't really think its fair that Apple didn't add it. According to Brian Lam at Gizmodo, "Sources at iFixit have told us that the Broadcom BCM5974 Multitouch controller chip, the hardware component for multitouch in the iPhone and Macbook Air, costs only $2.95, so cost isn't the prohibiting factor when it comes to multitouch in the standard Macbook." http://lburl.com/dzjoc I really want the cool touch bade, but I'm not sure I can spring for the extra $600 bucks for the Pro right now, even though the NVIDIA graphics processor is also a major pull. Do I wait to buy it until I get my $600 "economy stimulator" from Uncle Sam? Or do I buy a MacBook now? Black or White? Decisions, Decisions.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
All I use my MacBook Pro for is rarely browsing the 'net when I'm in a hotel or having an extra lazy day, and yet I am compelled to buy the latest and greatest. I have a sickness?
kitkatherine kitkatherine 8 years
GAH NEED MORE THAN 80 GB HARD DRIVE CANNOT AFFORD. so fun story. my boyfriend got the top of the line 17 inch macbook pro summer of 06 before we started college. it had the largest hard drive at the time, which was 80 gb then i'm pretty sure, fastest everything. so i go, i spill a glass of milk, and it gets fixed at this high price. then about 4 months after that the entire battery explodes in the computer, and that was ugly because the battery was all huge and it cracked his case a bit. but this had nothing to do with the milk. just... well his mac hates him. then, about 3 months after that, his screen starts going haywire - and one night stops working completely, and as a digital design major, this is bad. it means all homework gone. so we go to the mac store, act pathetic, and the guy takes the macbook pro home with him. about 45 minutes - 1 hour after we leave, the guy calls and says: "man... your computer is just so effed up, we're going to just have to give you a new one." so my boyfriend get s anew 120gb, faster computer. i am envoius. sigh. but i am waiting for something better. i hate this aluminum casing! i want my orange plastic ibook back - pleez!
kaenai kaenai 8 years
If I didn't already have this one, I'd really want it; multi-touch is fun to use! :D
potc-crazyy potc-crazyy 8 years
Damn! I got my MacBook two months ago, haha.
dyskrasia dyskrasia 8 years
I wonder if these newer Macbooks are more sturdy than the previous generation. I purchased mine last summer, and a few weeks ago I had to take it in to replace the bevel around the keyboard, because the front edge got a crack in it, which turns out to be pretty common with my generation's MBs. Even though they replaced it fast and free (it's still under warranty), I'm worried that it will crack again, like others' MBs have done. If these newer ones are sturdier, I just might have to bite the bullet and get one.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
So sexy. I can't wait to get a Mac.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Woot, I'm really excited to try the new trackpad!
McCubcakes McCubcakes 8 years
this has been a long time coming!!
craigcoffee craigcoffee 8 years
WOW! didn't see this one coming. Agree with moss1080... time to get one when i get the cash...
moss1080 moss1080 8 years
Drool worthy. Now to come up with some money
Tres-Chic-NY Tres-Chic-NY 8 years
damn and i just brought my macbook 2 weeks again
kaenai kaenai 8 years
Neat! Nice to see them, finally. Macrumors mentioned it, but there's so much speculation over there, it's hard to say if they are right most of the time. Good call, though. :D
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