Apple has now updated the MacBook Pro line by adding to its sexy mobile machines some slightly faster processors, higher capacity drives (for the 13.3-inch models) and better graphics (for the 15-inch and 17-inch units). No worries though, the prices have stayed the same.
The cheapest of the MacBook Pro lot is a 13.3-inch model with a 2.4 GHz Core i5 dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Intel HD 3000 graphics. This one costs $1,199. For $1,499 you can get a 13.3-inch unit with a 2.8 GHz Core i7 dual-core chip, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB HDD and Intel HD 3000 graphics.
The $1,799 15-inch MacBook Pro has a 2.2 GHz Core i7 quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB HDD and a Radeon HD 6750M 512MB card, while the $2,199 version packs a 2.4 GHz dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB HDD and a Radeon HD 6770M 1GB graphics card.
Last but not least you have the $2,499 17-inch model with a 2.4 GHz Core i7 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB HDD and Radeon HD 6770M 1GB graphics.
All five models are available here .
It looks like Acer is getting ready to launch a new Ultrabook notebook in an attempt to take on Apple’s MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire 3951, which shares a similar size and dimensions to Apple’s MacBook Air.
The Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook is expected to launch in October, and it will measure 13mm thick and weigh in at just 1.4 KG, as you can see from the photos is features an aluminum casing and an ultra thin design.
Other specifications include a second generation Intel Core processor, an optional 160GB SSD, up to six hours of battery life,it is expected to go on sale in October and will cost somewhere between $770 and $960.
Apple has updated its MacBook Air ultraportable, bringing the notebook range up to date with Intel’s 2011 Sandy Bridge processors, as well as the high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity already seen on the MacBook Pro and iMac. Running OS X Lion, the new 11.6- and 13.3-inch Airs keep the slick unibody styling of their predecessors but throws in a backlit keyboard.
Two standard configurations of 11.6-inch MacBook Air are on offer, firstly at $999 with a 1.6GHz Core i5 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD drive, and then the $1,199 performance version with a 1.6GHz Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD drive. The display runs at 1366 x 768. Options include a 1.8GHz Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM and larger SSDs.
Similarly, there are two standard configs of the 13.3-inch MacBook Air, beginning with the $1,299 with a 1.7GHz Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD drive, and then the $1,599 top-end version with the same processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD drive. Its display runs at 1440 x 900, while options include a 1.8GHz Core i7 CPU.
Graphics are from Intel’s HD Graphics 3000. Otherwise connectivity is the same as before, which means WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth as standard, along with a pair of USB 2.0 ports and a headphone port. There’s a built-in microphone and a webcam. Battery life for the 11.6-inch Air is up to 5 hours, while the 13.3-inch Air increases that to 7 hours.