R.I.P. PowerBook

Summary:Apple announces MacBook Pro, first Intel notebook

Apple CEO Steve Jobs used the stage at Macworld Expo 2006 today to announce the first Apple notebook based on the Intel processor, dropping the PowerBook moniker in the process. The MacBook Pro is 4 times faster than the PowerBook G4 that it replaces, according to Jobs, and will begin shipping in February.

The MacBook pro will come in two configurations:

MacBook Pro - 1.67GHz
Part Number: Z0CN
15.4-inch TFT display with 1440x900 resolution
1.67GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2MB shared L2 Cache
667MHz frontside bus
512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
80GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory
US$1,999

MacBook Pro - 1.83GHz
15.4-inch TFT display with 1440x900 resolution
1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2MB shared L2 Cache
667MHz frontside bus
1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
100GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
US$2,499

RIP "PowerBook." 

Topics: Hardware

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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