I recently purchased a new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro and wanted to share some of the intricacies of swapping out the hard drive.
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If you've opened a Mac to upgrade a hard drive or RAM recently you may have noticed that Apple is now using blue circuit board material as opposed to the more traditional green G10-FR4 epoxy circuit boards.
I received my brand new MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to learn that it runs much cooler than my previous MacBook Pro.
It may be Apple's worst-kept secret, but it's a secret nonetheless: the company is including wireless cards in the new MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo that support the draft 802.11n wireless protocol.
One of the big new features in the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro is the new 3GB RAM maximum that it supports. But 3GB is a funny number for a machine with 2 RAM slots.
Apple yesterday released MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.1 which "improves the MacBook's internal monitoring system and addresses issues with unexpected shutdowns." The update was released to address RSS or Random Shutdown Syndrome that has plagued MacBook owners.
Apple's announcement of the new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro did more than raise the performance bar for their portables. The addition of the new, faster Intel chip only in the Pro model serves as a key differentiating factor between the consumer MacBook and the professional MacBook Pro.
Apple slipped another nice upgrade out with the announcement of the new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro's yesterday: a 200GB hard drive option. When configuring a new MacBook Pro at Apple's online store you'll notice the new option.
Apple released a significant update to the MacBook Pro yesterday adding a new Core 2 Duo T-series processor to the mix. Let's take a look at what's changed.
Apple today announced Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros.