Apple spruces up MacBook Pro series

By Matthew
Jun 8, 2009
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  1. During this year’s WWDC Apple announced a significant breath of life to their MacBook laptop series. The changes bring a completely revamped 15” MacBook Pro, and upgrades to the 13” and 17” models. Also, undergoing a name-change, the 13” MacBook is now officially a member of the MacBook Pro family.

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  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,435   +281

    I missed the keynote, but I did read some updates on macrumors.com, the prices are still higher than I'd like to see (aren't they always?). But I could get a 15" MB for less than I spent on my Powerbook several years ago, and I don't think I'm missing out too much compared to the Pro line.

    Back when I got my Powerbook there was a huge difference in the specs compared to an iBook, but now I don't think that gap is quite as significant (Pro vs nonpro).
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,510   +308

    The 13-inch MacBooks are now also Pro models as a result, since the differentiation based on specs was too small to make it work. I just hope the new smaller Pros can now match the screen quality of the 15-inch models...
    http://www.techspot.com/blog/204/why-i-wouldnt-buy-the-new-macbook-and-probably-you-shouldnt-either/

    Comparing prices I guess is fair if you are looking at your personal finances and want to compare the impact of buying a laptop then and now, but you could as well say Apple was forced to cut prices to remain competitive with other players in the market.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,435   +281

    I think that they upgraded the screens a week or 2 ago, silently. So its likely they didn't downgrade them again. I believe the unibody MBs were getting the same screen as the MBA.
  5. Captain828

    Captain828 TechSpot Guru Posts: 277

    Finally, some more competitive prices!
  6. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    LOL at built in batteries, period.

    They do look sexy though...
  7. Why not a Compact Flash card reader ? or better still, a multi-card reader like many Windows computers ?
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