Apple debuts new MacBook and MacBook Pro models

This is far more exciting than the new 2GB iPod shuffle - new MacBooks and MacBook Pros from Apple.

This is far more exciting than the new 2GB iPod shuffle - new MacBooks and MacBook Pros from Apple.

Apple has taken the MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks and made then even better

MacBook

MacBook
In the MacBook range you get a choice of 2.1 and 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors.  The 2.1GHz model comes with 1GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive.  Price is $1,099.

The 2.4GHz model comes with 2GB of RAM as standard and a choice of 160GB or 250GB hard drive.  Prices are $1,299 and $1,499 respectively.

All models come with a 13" glossy widescreen display.

MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro
The MacBook Pro upgrades are more impressive.  Here we have again three models.  A system based on the 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor which has a 15" glossy screen, 2GB of RAM, a 200GB hard drive and an nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card with 256MB of onboard memory.  This system will set you back $1,999.

Then you have another model with a 15" screen.  This one has a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB or RAM, 250GB hard drive and nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card with 512MB of onboard memory and will set you back $2,499.  If you want a 17" screen with that the system will cost you an extra $300.

If you want to spend more, you can upgrade to a faster processor, larger hard drive or add more RAM.  As a reference, a system based on a 2.6GHz processor with 4GB or RAM, a 300GB hard drive and a hi-resolution LED display will set you back $3,624.

Want an additional reason to go for a MacBook Pro?  How about a trackpad that supports Multi-Touch so that you can pinch, rotate and swipe your way around the OS?  I've been pretty impressed with this feature on my iPod touch and I'm sure that within minutes of using it on the MacBook Pro that I'd be cursing every other notebook for not having support for it.

Thoughts?  Anyone resty to give their credit card a workout yet?

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