Friday, October 17, 2008

Refreshed Macbook & Macbook Pro

Apple recently announced the refreshed line of Macbook & Macbook Pro. These new gadgets are not only drool worthy but will also perform better.
In focus of the news that new macbooks will be based on new manufacturing process, based on NVidia’s MCP79 single chip chipsets instead of Intel northbridge – southbridege arrangement.
MCP79 is a single-chip solution instead of the usual Northbridge/Southbridge pairing with Intel's notebook chipsets.
  • The use of a single-chip solution allows for Apple to use less PCB real estate.
  • MCP79 incorporates a GeForce 9300/9400-class integrated GPU which should totally surpass both of Intel's current IGP solutions for notebooks (3100, 4500-series graphics) in performance.
  • HybridSLI technology will allow users to switch between integrated GeForce 9300/9400 for better battery life and a discrete GeForce 9600 for better performance on the MacBook Pro models.
  • Other features supported by the chipset include a 1066MHz FSB, support for DDR2/DDR3 memory, PCI Express 2.0, and HDMI output.

Apple really worked a lot for reduction in power consumption, which allowed them to reduce the battery, (from 60Whr to 50 Whr) which in-turn reduction in weight. GeForce 9400M chipset will use less power than Intel's G35M used previously, DDR3 runs at a lower voltage than DDR2 (1.5V vs. 1.8V) which balances the battery life, (3.3 to 5 hours, as tested by
The MacBook Pro features an aluminum body, LED-backlit display, iSight camera, backlit keyboard, stereo speakers, magnetic latch, and a sudden motion sensor. The ports selection includes a MagSafe connector, GbE, Firewire 800, two USB ports, ExpressCard 34, and a mini-DisplayPort connector. A slot-loading optical drive is included on the right-hand side of the notebook. Apple will also offer an SSD option for the MacBook Pro for those in need of an extra boost in storage performance.

One of the revolutionary features of the new notebook is the multi-touch surface trackpad made of glass and serves as a large “click” button for interaction with the OS X user interface. The trackpad itself is 39% larger, multi-button presses can be configured via software, and new four-finger gestures are now registered.

Pricing starts at $1,299 for the 13.3" MacBook with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, 160GB HDD and slot-loading SuperDrive. A $1,599 price tag bumps those specs to 2.4GHz and 250GB along with the addition of a backlit keyboard.

Apple also announced that the MacBook Air would be on the receiving end of the GeForce 9400M graphics processor, a new 120GB SATA HDD, and a Mini DisplayPort connector. $1,799 buys you a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo processor-equipped model with the aforementioned specifications. Stepping up to the $2,499 model will get you a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo processor and a 128GB SSD. Both will be available in early November.

So start dreaming about UT2007 on Mac AIR.


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