Apple releases Core2Duo MacBook Pro Laptops
Apple announced the new Macbook Pro laptops with Intel Core 2 Duo chips at 2.16GHz and 2.33GHz.
The Core 2 Duo chips have 4MB Level 2 cache vs 2MB of the older Core Duo. It also uses less power as well as being a smaller 65 nanometer chip. It is not the upgrade many had hoped with the 800mhz front side bus, nor is there an upgrade on the graphics card, which is still the X1600 256MB. Still it does promise to be a significant upgrade from the Powerbook G4.
Further good news is that Apple brought back the FW800 slot for the 15” laptop, which allows for faster external drive connections that are bus powered. The new laptops are available for immediate delivery.
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