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MacBook Pro Line Gets Spec Bump; New CPUs & GPUs

The tech world might be buzzing about the release of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, but Apple is carrying on, business as usual. The Cupertino-based company kicked the last week of October off with improved specs for the MacBook Pro laptops, upgrading the processors and graphics for its slightly bulkier line.

Starting today, shoppers looking to pick up a new MacBook Pro can opt for a 13-inch model with a 2.4GHz Core i5 or a 2.8GHz Core i7 dual-core processor, instead of the previous 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz, and a bump in HDD capacity for the entry-level model, which will now come with 500GB of space. The 15-inch model doesn't see any change to storage space, but the laptop does get a processor upgrade, increasing from 2.0GHz and 2.2GHz Core i7 CPUs to 2.2GHz or 2.4GHz i7s. New 15-inchers will also either an AMD Radeon HD 6750M GPU with 512MB on GDDR5 memory, compared to the 256MB 6490M, or a 1GB GDDR5 Radeon HD 6770M, as opposed to a 1GB GDDR5 6750M. Those shelling out big bucks for the massive 17-inch MacBook Pro will also see some changes. Again, the graphics are going from a 1GB 6770M, up from a 6750M, and the CPU is going up to a 2.4GHz i7 version from a 2.2GHz i7.

Head on over to Apple to check out the full specs for Apple's MacBook Pro line.

  • makafri
    and still they will run portal 2 like a dual core and a radeon hd 4xxx
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  • Still under-speced for the price. :/
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  • bennaye
    bear95Still under-speced for the price.
    You mean overpriced.

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  • Ragnar-Kon
    Since I work with Macs every day, glad to see they put a decent GPU in the 15".

    Still too pricey for me personally though.
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  • icepick314
    why are people STILL complaining about Apple's price?

    you're paying for the label and usability...

    and as far as Macbooks, you're paying for the package, not spec...

    if you want spec, go buy a regular notebook...
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  • bennaye
    icepick314why are people STILL complaining about Apple's price?you're paying for the label and usability...and as far as Macbooks, you're paying for the package, not spec...if you want spec, go buy a regular notebook...
    I still complain because it's far more fun to jump on the Apple bandwagon-of-hate than to shell out actual money to buy something. I've been doing this for some time now, so it gets hard for me to resist commenting on Apple's outrageous prices for something that can be bought for 40% less at the PC side of things.

    Oh dang, I did it again.
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  • aznshinobi
    LOL, a much better spec wise Lenovo is only $1000 compared to this. Well inflated for the price.
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  • eddieroolz
    Not much of a spec bump now, is it?
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  • AbdullahG
    icepick314why are people STILL complaining about Apple's price?you're paying for the label and usability...and as far as Macbooks, you're paying for the package, not spec...if you want spec, go buy a regular notebook...A laptop half the cost if not less can provide just as much usability, better specs, and overall a better deal for the price. I don't want to pay over a grand extra for a stupid glowing Apple on my laptop...
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  • 11796pcs
    bennayeI still complain because it's far more fun to jump on the Apple bandwagon-of-hate than to shell out actual money to buy something. I've been doing this for some time now, so it gets hard for me to resist commenting on Apple's outrageous prices for something that can be bought for 40% less at the PC side of things.Oh dang, I did it again.You just made my day. You have a killer philosophy.
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