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The New MacBook/MacBook Pros: Greener But Meaner Machines

by Juan on October 14th, 2008

I think I just wet myself… Seriously… I can’t remember when I was really excited for some new products. The iPhone was great but I didn’t want to go and sell my kidneys right away to buy one. The MacBooks and MacBook Pros are a different story altogether. They literally made me want to go out and sell my kidneys just so I can buy one.

Well, let’s make one thing clear. I am a notebook whore. I love notebooks. MacBook Pros especially. They’re such a big part of my life that I can’t imagine my life without a notebook. I work, play and basically live a big part of my life with them. It’s the gadget that I use the most. It’s practically an extension of my body.

That being said, let’s go on to why I just wet myself…

Both the new MacBook and MacBook Pros are now built using a new process which allowed Apple to create a thinner, lighter but still strong enclosure for the new notebooks. It’s uses a unibody enclosure made from a single block of aluminum. Less parts, more rigid, in short better.

They also both use a LED backlit display which is encased in a glass screen.

Another highlight of the new notebooks is the glass trackpad which does not have a physical button. It is the button. It can also be programmed to respond to different gestures and use different areas for different buttons.

The MacBook Pro uses not one but two graphics processors. Switching between processors depending on need balancing out performance with longevity. It uses the NVDIA GeForce 9400M for everyday use then switches to the 9600M GT for those graphics intensive tasks.

It’s desktop performance in a mobile package.

For the complete tech specs check out these pages.

MacBook Pro Tech Specs
MacBook Tech Specs

The press release is here.

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