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Gallery: Apple beefs up MacBooks; gives peek at Lion

Apple updated its MacBook Pro line with next-gen processors, graphics and I/O technology dubbed Thunderbolt.
By Andy Smith, Contributor
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Apple updated its MacBook Pro line with next-gen processors, graphics and I/O technology dubbed Thunderbolt. For good measure, Apple also released the developer preview of Mac OS X Lion. For more read Larry Dignan's blog.

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The new MacBook Pros have a FaceTime HD camera, a multi-touch trackpad, and a 7-hour battery.

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The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,199 and features Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz. The 15-inch MacBook comes in two models - a Core i7 version with a 500GB drive starts at $1,199 and one with a 750GB drive at $2,199. A 17-inch MacBook Pro begins at $2,499.

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The height of the 15-inch MacBook Pro is 0.95 inches and the width is 14.35 inches. It weighs 5.6 pounds.

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The ports include a Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps), MagSafe power port, Gigabit Ethernet port, FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), and Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps).

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Apple also gave a "Developer Preview" of its next Mac OS X version named Lion.

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