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The next generation of the Macbook Pros were released on February 26th, 2008.

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LED option available on top of the line 17" version

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Macbook Air inspired multi-touch trackpad

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Faster Penryn Core 2 Duo Processor

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1920x1200 resolution option available in 17" model

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Built-in FireWire 400 and 800

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Matte screen options available

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Full-sized DVI-I port allows HD playback to any monitor

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Glossy screen for excellent brillance and nice photo display

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Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT provides decent gaming graphics

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Same chassis as predecessor

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GeForce 8600M GT is showing its age; some newer games run slowly at high resolutions

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has the uncommon Mini DisplayPort instead of HDMI or DVI

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no integrated flash memory card reader (17" model), and only SD card reader in smaller models

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Built-in audio is susceptible to electronic interference (can hear hard disk activity over headphones)

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display adapters (DVI, VGA etc) are expensive! (and your only option for connection an external display)

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no integrated 3G WWAN available

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no Blu-Ray drives available, not even external ones

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MacOS X doesn't support Blu-Ray playback, and can burn Blu-Ray only with 3rd party software

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only 2 USB ports (15" and smaller models)

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The next generation of the Macbook Pros were released on February 26th, 2008. This release includes several upgrades over the previous generation Macbook Pro; most notably they will include new Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn core processors running at 2.4 GHz or 2.5 GHz. Also, the Macbook Pros will feature the same Multitouch trackpad as found on the Apple Macbook Air released a month earlier.

Upgrades over previous-generation

• New Core 2 Duo Penryn core, which are supposed to be about 50% faster and more power efficient.
• New GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB.
• Multitouch pad on MacBook Pro.
• New LED option on top of the line 17" screen.

  • 15.4-inch: 2.4GHz (MB133LL/A) - $1999
  • 15.4-inch: 2.5GHz (MB134LL/A) - $2499
  • 17-inch: 2.5GHz (MB166LL/A) - $2799
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