Apple releases Intel-based MacBook Pro

The Intel-based MacBook Pro is out today at Apple.com.

The new laptop comes with an Intel Core Duo ranging from 1.67GHz to 1.83GHz (667GHz FSB), 15.4″ screen, 120GB HDD, up to 1GB main memory, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with up to 256MB RAM, slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW), built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11g), IR-based iRemote, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and Gigabit Ethernet. It also sports 2 USB 2.0 port, an iSight camera and another Firewire 400 port. (Interesting since I thought Firewire is on its way out for Apple products, just like what they did with the iPod.)

Apple claims the MacBook Pro is 4x times faster that their Powerbook G4 (though twice the price though). The iMac will also have the same Intel Duo Pro upgrade at the same old price.

Surprisingly, when we were actually waiting for a cheaper and lighter Powerbook because of the Intel partnership, what we get is another expensive toy. However, this new baby could really push down the prices of them old Powerbooks & iBooks.

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  • Maybe it’s positioned as a portable video editing/multimedia rig, thus the IEEE 1394 support.

  • They should’ve called it “Apple Core.”

  • oh my.. i wish i could have one of these.. 🙂

  • How much does one of these babies cost?