Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:13

New MacBook Pro highlights at Apple WWDC

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With the late Steve Jobs said to have left a five year products roadmap for his iconic company when he passed away, Apple unveiled what may well be the first stage of his plan with a revamped of MacBook laptops, including its flagship MacBook Pro.

 

The new MacBook Pro appears to be designed to reflect the latest trends in home and office computer use - no DVD drive, no ethernet port but two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port for video, 16GB RAM and the latest Intel Core i7 CPU which can be cranked up to 3.7Ghz.

Other MacBooks in the current range, including the popular MacBook Air, available in 11-inch and 13-inch models, have also received processor, memory and storage upgrades - starting at 4GB RAM and 128GB flash storage, configurable up to 8GB and 512GB.

The new top of the range MacBook Pro laptop, with a 15 inch high resolution display claimed to be four times the resolution of the previous model (a 13 inch version is also available), is effectively an acknowledgement by Apple that for many users the new desktop will be the laptop if it isn't already.

The new flagship MacBook is also less bulky than its predecessor, weighing just over 2kg.

Apple global marketing boss Phil Schiller, a regular at Apple launches, predictably described the company's new showpiece product as "the most beautiful MacBook we’ve ever made.”

All the new MacBooks will come installed with the current Lion OS but will receive free upgrades to the new Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8) when it is released next month.


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Stan Beer

 

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

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