Apple MacBook Pros drop Core Duo for Core 2 Duo
Apple has revamped its MacBook Pro line-up with ‘Merom’, Intel’s Core 2 Duo mobile processor, the Mac maker has just announced. The update brings a performance jump of up to 39 per cent, Apple claimed. It also adds Firewire 800 to the 15in models.
The 15.4in model is offered with a choice of 2.16GHz or 2.33GHz Core 2 chip, backed by 1GB of 667MHz DDR 2 SDRAM, 120GB of 5,400rpm SATA HDD storage space and a 6x slot-loading DVD burner with DVD+R dual-layer support.
The machines now come with a Firewire 800 port and a Firewire 400 connector. So does the 17in machine, which also have three USB 2.0 ports to the 15.4in MacBook Pro’s two. The bigger model is powered by a 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of memory, 160GB of hard drive space and an 8x DVD burner.
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