Apple gives portable double dose


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Apple has announced it has updated the popular Macbook and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, larger hard drives and 2GB of memory standard in most models.

Updated MacBook and MacBook Pro models are now shipping:

2.1GHz, 13-inch MacBook (white), $1,099
-- 1GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
-- 120GB SATA hdd (5400rpm), w/ Sudden Motion Sensor
-- Combo drive

2.4GHz, 13-inch MacBook (white), $1,299
-- 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
-- 160GB SATA hdd (5400rpm), w/ Sudden Motion Sensor
-- 8X SuperDrive

2.4GHz MacBook (black), $1,499
-- 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
-- 250GB SATA hdd (5400rpm), w/ Sudden Motion Sensor
-- 8X SuperDrive

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2.4GHz MacBook Pro, $1,999 (US)
-- 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 LCD
-- 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
-- 200GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
-- 8X SuperDrive w/ double-layer support
-- nVidia GeForce 8600M GT w/ 256MB
-- Dual-Link support for 30-inch Cinema Display
-- Multi-Touch trackpad & illuminated keyboard

2.5GHz MacBook Pro, $2,499
-- 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 LCD
-- 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
-- 250GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
-- 8X SuperDrive w/ double-layer support
-- nVidia GeForce 8600M GT w/ 512MB
-- Dual-Link support for driving 30-inch Cinema Display
-- Multi-Touch trackpad & illuminated keyboard

2.5GHz MacBook Pro, $2,799
-- 17-inch widescreen 1680 x 1050 LCD
-- 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
-- 250GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
-- 8X SuperDrive w/ double-layer support
-- nVidia GeForce 8600M GT w/ 512MB
-- Dual-Link support for driving 30-inch Cinema Display
-- Multi-Touch trackpad & illuminated keyboard

All units ship with MagSafe, Gigabit Ethernet, iSight and the usual array of ports.

Editor's note: Weeks and weeks of buzz come to a close.Kind of what we were all expecting. Perhaps a little anti-climatic...

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