MacBook Pro family enhanced, price reduced

Great news coming out of WWDC 2009. Apple just revealed the details of the new MacBook Pro, with new features and better prices. Most notably is the enhanced battery. The battery is a non-renewable lithium polymer with a reported 7 hours of power under "ideal" conditions — that's 40% longer than its predecessor. Instead of keeping the ExpressCard slot and adding an SD card reader, they've ditched the ExpressCard. Any reason not to have both?

The 15-inch MacBook Pro will be available in three standard configurations, for $1699 you get a 2.53GHZ, 4GB RAM, $1999 gets you a 2.66GHz processor, 4GB RAM and a 320GB HD, and $2299 buys a 2.8GHz proc, 4GB RAM and a 500GB HD.

There's also a new unibody MacBook — a 13-inch model that also boasts the new 7-hour battery life. Other features include the SD slot, Firewire 800 port, a backlit keyboard, 8GB of RAM and up to 500GB of storage.

The new MacBook Air is available, with the 120GB HDD version running for $1499 (1.86GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD) and the SSD version going for $1799 (2.13GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 128GB SSD).

Price cuts are on for the 17-inch MacBook too, down to $2499.

With more announcements, such as the new Snow Leopard OS, Safari 4.0, Quicktime 10 (X), it was a good day to be a Mac.





via Apple