Apple Releases Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro

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    MacRumors

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    Today Apple released the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro (Apple Store).

    The long awaited upgrade brings the Core 2 Duo processor to Apple's professional laptops. Prices remain the same and the specs are as follows:

    15" MacBook Pro, 2.16GHz, 1GB, 120GB HD, $1999.
    15" MacBook Pro, 2.33GHz, 2GB, 120GB HD, $2499.
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.33GHz, 2GB, 160GB HD, $2799.

    The new MacBook Pros will be available from the online Apple Store.

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    Here comes the moaning.......... ;)
     
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    As expected really. Shame about no graphics card update, but it's better than no upgrade at all.

    Now next year, we want HD screens Apple ;)
     
  4. macrumors member

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    anything for macbooks? please?
     
  5. macrumors member

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    well that was about time

    good to see the ram bumb
    rest was expected

    hopefully they changed the hdd replacement
    and the heat issues


    looking foward on the macbook release
    hopefully with gma x3000 graphics
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    How do these stack up...

    against other manufacturer's offerings both spec and pricewise?
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Everything I wanted. Larger storage, much more memory and FW800.

    Apple, you're the 1 :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    anyone got benchmarks??? :)
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    as expected? 2GB RAM as standard configuration for the upper two is a little more than I expected.
     
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    rdowns

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    I hereby declare an end to all the "Waiting for Moron" threads.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Good little speed upgrade, though many will complain about no Mag latch or easy access HD bay. Hopefully I should be getting one soon. :)
     
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    Just noticed that. Support for up to 3GBs too! Interesting.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    We've alreaddy seen threads entitled "Waiting for Santa Rosa" though, I think this will be a never ending cycle under intel. :(
     
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    From the press release:

    "up to 39 percent faster than the previous 2.16 GHz MacBook Pro"

    Really? I'd like to see those benchmarks... nice that they finally added FW800 back into the 15" model.
     
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    Would anyone happen to know if they changed the case design.

    The apple store is still down…

    The 17 inch looks almost affordable, almost.
     
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    woohoo, I'm finally gettin one! goodbye by 12" PB....
     
  17. TBR
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    Well

    If the prices havn't changed as mentioned above then this may make some people who were thinking of getting macbooks justify paying the extra for the pro, it seems more worth while now. I was in that position in june but I went for the Macbook.
     
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    Very Very Tempted.

    Time to put my repaired and working perfectly G4 PB 15'' on sale I think.

    Any takers? (London, UK)
     
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    meepm00pmeep

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    i mean for everyone who waited this long, Santa Rosa is coming up soon, so why not wait for that as well? i say get what you need when you need it... there will always be newer tech down the line
     
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    wahoooooooo

    i better get my card out
     
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    Platform

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    Nothing much, but a nice update...C2D, Drives (Optical and HDD's) :D
     
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    FW800 on both sizes.

    200GB HDD (at 4200rpm) available.

    Good initial RAM 1GB on lower models, 2GB on high end ones.

    Everything else seems pretty much the same.
     
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    What's taking santa rose so long?
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    C2D

    Can't forget the thing people have been screaming about. Isn't it nice to find this stuff out before 4am Chundles?
     
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    Santa rosa platform is where it's at
     

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