Apple unveiled the new Macbooks at WWDC making them faster and cheaper. With addition of things like better screen and SD card slot, this is probably the best macbook update after unibody. Here is a quick look at the config:
|13 inch||15 inch||17 inch|
|Microprocessor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Optical Drive||8x Slot Loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)|
|Video Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB|
|Battery||Built-in 7-hour battery||Built-in 8-hour battery|
|Hard Drive||160GB hard drive||250GB hard drive||500GB hard drive|
|I/O Ports||One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot||One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), three USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), ExpressCard/34 slot|
|Base Model Price||$1,199.00||$1,699.00||$2,499.00|
As you can see, the good old 13 inch Macbook has been upgraded to the Macbook Pro. The most talked about upgrades are the SD card slot and the awesome battery life.
The new batteries deliver a much longer backup, but are now built into the unibody. According to Apple, the battery will last for 5 years or 1000 recharges. This shouldn’t affect us as we anyways have to get the battery replaced from the Apple store.
The much wanted SD card slot is also here. Apparently, Apple realized (pretty late) that most people having Macbooks also have a digital camera.
The best part of the upgrade is definitely the reduction in price. Their lighter brother, the Macbook Air, got a price drop of whooping $700 if we consider its SSD model.
Here are a few pics to drool over (click to enlarge):
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