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Photo gallery: The MacBook Pro arrives

Seven weeks after being announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the first Intel-based MacBook Pro notebooks arrive Down Under. We have photos of what you can expect when you open the box.

Seven weeks after being announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the first Intel-based MacBook Pro notebooks arrive in Australia. ZDNet Australia takes photos of what you can expect in the box.

MacBook Pro: Shipped and opened
It has arrived!
The MacBook Pro shipped to us in a surprisingly small box.

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MacBook Pro: Inner box
What a thin box
After pulling the Macbook Pro out of the outer packaging and removing four styrofoam protectors, the inner box measures around 8.5cm thick.

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MacBook Pro: Crazy foam
Odd styrofoam plate
Your guess is as good as ours as to the purpose of the circular cut-outs in this protective piece of foam.

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Macbook Pro: First glance inside
Everything in its own little spot
In the lower-left corner is a large, white power adapter. A remote control for FrontRow sits on the right.

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Macbook Pro: Oh, there's the software
Hiding underneath
Software discs and manuals are packaged under the MacBook. We've got to admit, this Cupertino-based company does have quite a knack for design.

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Macbook Pro: Everything in the box
So what's in there?
Starting from the Macbook Pro (that's the silver slab in the top-right corner), there's a DVI-to-VGA converter, remote control, power adapter, Australian power plug and extension cord. Mac OS X installation discs and manuals come packaged in the black box.

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Macbook Pro: Remote control
Down in front
Apple supplies a remote control in the box that can be used to access Front Row software on the MacBook Pro. The receiver is the small black dot to the left of the latch.

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MacBook Pro: Looks like PowerBook G4
Looks almost the same as its predecessor
The chassis of the Macbook Pro is almost identical to the 15-inch PowerBook G4, although the new Intel-based notebook is slightly thinner and wider.

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MacBook Pro: Backlit keyboard
Ambient lighting
Like the PowerBook, the MacBook Pro has a backlit keyboard and an ambient light sensor onboard automatically adjusts the brightness to suit the environment.

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MacBook Pro: iSight
Built-in camera
The tiny iSight camera sites at the top of the screen.

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MacBook Pro: Scrolling Trackpad
Scroll pad
The trackpad below the keyboard supports two-finger scrolling.

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MacBook Pro: Left View
Down the left side
On the left side of the MacBook Pro is the MagSafe power adapter port, a USB port, digital audio input/output and headphone jack. The microphone is hidden under the speaker grille on the left.

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MacBook Pro: Right view
More ports on the right
On the right of the MacBook Pro is the second USB port, FireWire 400, 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet connector and DVI output.

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MacBook Pro: MagSafe power adapter
MagSafe power cord
On the left side of the MacBook Pro is a new magnetic power adapter port that prevents the notebook from going flying across the room if someone accidentally trips up on the cord.

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MacBook Pro: Brighter screen
Brighter screen?
We haven't put it head-to-head with a PowerBook yet, but reports suggest that the MacBook Pro sports a much brighter display.

Check back soon for our full review. Do you have something to ask about the MacBook Pro? Have your say below.

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