Apple Officially Announces The New Core i5 And i7 MacBook Pros

Leaks about the updated MacBook Pro (MBP) have been floating around a lot recently, and now it’s finally official! At a glance, the most obvious upgrades would be the Intel Core i5 processor option on the 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pros, and the Core i7 on the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Aside from that, NVIDIA GeForce 320M and GT330M graphics are on the table, as well as a 10-hour built-in battery. Those certainly add up to a great package, not to mention the price that they’re going for are attractive too. The best part is that they’re already available on Apple’s online store.

Update: We’ve benchmarked the new Macbook Pro 15 – it’s much faster than the 2009 model.

Update 4/20: We’ve published our complete Macbook Pro Review

Specifications of the 13-inch MacBook Pro models include:

  • Faster Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.4GHz and 2.66GHz)
  • Larger hard drives (250GB and 320GB)
  • 10-hour battery life
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • SD card slot

Specifications of the 15-inch MacBook Pro models include:

  • Intel Core i5 and i7 processors
  • 4GB RAM
  • 320GB-500GB hard drive
  • Automatic switching between Intel HD graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
  • SD card slot
  • 8-9 hour battery life

Specifications of the 17-inch MacBook Pro models include:

  • 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Automatic switching between Intel HD graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
  • SD card slot
  • 8-9 hour battery life

You can read the full details in the official press release, or head over to Apple’s product page.

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