Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook upgrades
Apple today announced two new laptop computers, available for sale tomorrow. The updated MacBook Pro and the updated MacBook share a new unibody aluminum "brick" manufacturing process; black, backlit keys (on the Pro and higher-end MacBook only); a new, buttonless multitouch glass keypad that supports up to four finger gestures; and a faster video chip from Nvidia.
The new MacBook Pro gets a second discrete video card from Nvidia, while losing the FireWire 400 port for a FireWire 800 port. The new MacBook eschews FireWire entirely.
Both machines have glossy screens with no matte finish and no Blu-Ray drive for watching high-definition movies. Both also use Apple's new display plug, the "Mini DisplayPort".
The new MacBook starts at $1,300; the new MacBook Pro at $2,000.
Apple also announced a price drop of its existing plastic MacBook to $1,000 (although it's reasonable to expect they are marking time until they can reduce the price of the aluminum MacBook); a new 24-inch widescreen monitor with integrated camera and speakers for $900 with a measly 1,920 by 1,200 pixel resolution; and an upgrade to the MacBook Air that incorporates the new Mini DisplayPort and faster Nvidia graphics.
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