During this years 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.
All of the models now include a built-in battery, which provides up to 7 hours of battery life a dramatic 40% increase. Other mutual features include an LED-backlit display with improved color intensity, an illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, a FireWire 800 port and Nvidia graphics.
The 13 model kicks things off with base components including a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 RAM, an Nvidia GeForce 9400M and a 160GB HDD. Pressing forward, the stock 15 MacBook packs a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a GeForce 9400M/9600M and a 250GB HDD. At the head of the pack, the 17 features a 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 9400M and 9600M with 512MB VRAM, and a 500GB HDD.
Prices have come down across the board. The 13 starts at $1,200, the 15 at $1,700, the 17 at $2,500 and the MacBook Air at $1,500 all of which are available now.