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  • New Macbook Pros with Core i5 & i7 Processors


    Today Apple gave some major internal hardware upgrades to their Macbook Pro line. The 15" and 17" models now come standard with Intel Core i5 processors and each is further upgradeable to a Core i7. All the models received better batteries with up to 10 hours of use on the 13" and 8-9 hours on the larger models. The 13" model now has an upgraded NVIDIA GeForce 320M video card and the 15"/17" get a GT 330M. The processor on the 13" model remains the Core 2 Duo with a slight speed bump. All models now come with 4GB of DDR3 RAM standard.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Macbook Pros with Core i5 & i7 Processors started by Poseidon79 View original post
    Comments 51 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I love the ease of transfers with macs. Did the firewire thing when I went from my iBook to macbook. Then after that it was all timemachine. Got my new iMac and just used my timemachine backup from my macbook and was up and running like before within an hour of opening the box; everything installed, settings all the same, email accounts, users, etc.
    1. lexball50's Avatar
      lexball50 -
      Nice
    1. Gom33's Avatar
      Gom33 -
      hey guys,

      so i am in the process on purchasing a macbook pro for myself and wife. apple has a refurb macbook pro for 929 plus tax. should i just wait and get the new one for 1199? right now we only have enough for the refurb one but if i wait i could possibly be able to get the new one.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      ^do you use your computers for graphic intense processes? If so I would wait a little while and buy the new 13in mbp because of the better graphics card, better battery life, and extra RAM/HD. if not, save a little money and buy the refurb. I have to say though, my 15in i5 MBP is freaking sweet!
    1. Gom33's Avatar
      Gom33 -
      good thing i held off on buying the refurb. we will be buying a brand new one with my bro inalws student id, haha. it will be only 200 more dollars than a refurb one...
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      you don't need a student id to buy with the student discount. you just have to check a box saying that you do go to that school.
    1. Gom33's Avatar
      Gom33 -
      How aboutbwhen you go the store?
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      I dont think so. They will probably make you sign to say that you are a student though. I am a student so i dont need to lie.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I thought they didn't do the student discounts through the actual stores?
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      they do. I asked them last time i was there
    1. Gom33's Avatar
      Gom33 -
      So if I go there with my broinlaw and say it's for him and I pay for it. Do they register under his name? I am new to buying stuff from apple. Do you register the item there?