Apple Announces New 15-inch MacBook Pro with 7.5 hours of Battery Life, 13-inch $1,199 MacBook Pro

p1010036We’re here live form Apple’s WWDC 2009. And it should be an exciting keynote, hopefully chockfull of news on the iPhone 3.0 software, Snow Leopard, and maybe a new iPhone (or many). Stay tuned for the highlights. I’m personally curious to see if any features of Snow Leopard will get more people to dump Windows given that Windows 7 shows so much promise. (Except for Starter Edition, of course.) 10:04 am Schiller says Apple has tripled number of Mac OS users, thanks to the iPhone. Starting with the Mac. Highlighting the unibody design and how it went across the line. 10:07: Apple announces new 15-inch MacBook pro with up to 7.5 hours of battery life with lithium polymer batter. Good enough for 1,000 recharge cycles. New gorgeous displays and 60 percent greater color gamut. 10:08: New SD Card slot. About time, Apple! $1,699 for system that’s $300 less expensive than before. Starts with 2.53 GHz processor, 9400M graphics, 250GB of memory and SD card slot. When you step up you can get hybrid graphics and max of 500GB drive. 10:11: Updated 17 inch MacBook Pro will also be $300 less. New 13 inch MacBook Pro notebook with same 7-hour battery life. Gets the same vivid display. Can also expand to up to 8GB of memory. Up to 500 GB of storage or SSD. Backlit keyboard now standard. FireWire 800 also added (to much applause). 10:14: New 13-inch MacBook Air gets 1.8-GHz processor with $1,499 price point. A much needed price adjustment. But what about battery life? Wish this would get the lithium polymer battery, too.

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  1. james armstrong Says:

    have a blackberry b/c at&t service is awful in our area.had a very difficult time syncing blackberry storm to 13 inch macbook(not pro).will it be as difficult to sync with new 15 in. macpro ?

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