Apple today revealed the Australian pricing for its new line-up of MacBook Pro laptops unveiled overnight in the United States.
The new MacBook Pros (except the 13-inch model, which will continue to use the Core 2 Duo processors) contain Intel's more powerful and efficient Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, and will also use Apple's graphics-switching technology, which sees the laptops automatically switch between discrete and on-board graphics cards when necessary — saving power when 3D graphics are not being used.
In a statement this morning, Apple's Australian division said the new 13-inch MacBook Pro would be available starting from $1499 for the model with a 2.4GHz CPU and a 250GB hard disk, or $1899 for the 2.66GHz model.
The new 15-inch MacBook Pro will be available with a 2.4GHz Core i5 CPU and 320GB hard disk for $2199, a 2.53GHz Core i5 CPU and 500GB hard disk for $2499, and a 2.66GHz Core i7 CPU with a 500GB hard disk for $2798. All of the 15-inch models will come with an Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics card.
The 17-inch MacBook Pro will now sell for $2899 and has a 2.53GHz Core i5 CPU, a 500GB hard disk and the same Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics card. Apple said all of the new MacBooks were now available through Apple's Australian online and retail stores and its local resellers.
All prices quoted in this article are in Australian dollars.