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New MacBook Pros with new processors and LED display

The new MacBook Pros are available in 15-inch models with a new energy efficient, mercury-free LED-backlit display, as well as a 17-inch display with an optional high-resolution display. In all cases they have an iSight camera, the MagSafe Power Adapter, and 802.11n Wi-Fi network communication that multiplies the speed by up to 2.5 times and doubles the range of the previous 802.11g. They also have 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), FireWire 800 port, FireWire 400 port, backlit keyboard, ExpressCard / 34 card slot and DVI video output ( for connecting external monitors including the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display).

All new MacBook Pro models include Intel Core 2 Duo processors with 4MB of shared L2 cache, 800MHz FSB, and 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM. So they run professional applications like Final Cut Pro 6 and Logic Pro 7 more than 50 percent faster than the original MacBook Pro with a Core Duo processor. They also include the latest in graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT that perform 50 percent faster than the original MacBook Pro with Core Duo.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pros feature an energy-efficient LED-backlit display, and are the first Apple notebooks to transition to LED backlighting to eliminate the use of mercury in their products. The 17-inch model now offers a new optional 1,920-by-1,200-pixel high-resolution widescreen display, offering 30 percent more viewing space than the standard 1680-by-1050-pixel display.

The new MacBook Pro will be available immediately in the Apple Store online ( and in the Apple Spain sales channel, in the following three configurations:

MacBook Pro with 15-inch screen and 2.2 GHz processor

• Recommended price of 1,849 euros (VAT included)

• 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen, LED-backlit, 1440 x 900 pixel resolution

• 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor

• 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory, expandable to 4GB

• 120 GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm hard drive, with Sudden Motion Sensor

• 8x SuperDrive optical drive with loading slot and double layer media (DVD ± R DL / DVD ± RW / CD-RW)

• NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory

• DVI video output port for connecting an external monitor (VGA adapter included; Composite Video / S-Video adapter sold separately)

• Built-in Dual Link support to work with the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display monitor

• Integrated iSight video camera