Macbook Pro Refresh

I guess that the Apple user community was a little let down by yesterday’s MacBook Pro update, not a big update but more like a refresh.

Apple changed the CPU’s to new Intel’s new Santa Rosa model which has an FSB of 800Mhz, faster than the old C2D models, less power consumption which means more battery life (which is now mercury free). Still, the RAM speed is still 667Mhz. 2.2 and 2.4Ghz are now the new MacBook Pro CPU speeds.

Not much of an increase on HDD capacity, the 17″ models still come with the 160Gb, only the 15″ model had an HDD upgrade.

Both models have a new NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT but only the 15″ model got the new LED-backlit display due to the costs of this new technology. These displays have no warmup time until it reaches full brightness levels unlike the previous models, still the color range and brightness are identical. The 17″ model has now an optional 1920×1200 allowing full HD resolution, but still no BlueRay or HD-DVD drives πŸ™

Wifi support is now 802.11 N, which on previous models was only achieved by a paid software upgrade. Everything else remains almost the same as the previous models.

As for me, a owner of a 17″ 2.33Ghz MacBook Pro model, I feel that besides the new HD resolution screen nothing else attracts me on these new models. Still if you don’t have a Mac or you’re thinking about upgrading from an old model, it’s a great machine.

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[tags]Apple, Macbook Pro[/tags]

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