Apple MacBook Pro Laptop with Intel Core Duo Available (pics, specs)

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Apple today announced the MacBook Pro 15.4″ Intel Core Duo laptop.  The MacBook Pro is available for ordering via Apple.com now starting at $1,999 and will start shipping in February.

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple MacBook Pro (view larger image)

MacBook Pro Specs

  • 15.4-inch widescreen display (1440 x 900)
  • 1.67GHz or 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor (667MHz Front side bus)
  • PCI Express Architecture
  • ExpressCard/34 slot
  • ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 Graphics card with 128MB or 256MB memory
  • 80GB or120GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400RPM)
  • Dual link DVI, VGA
  • 802.11g wireless support built-in
  • Optical digital and analog audio I/O, built-in microphone and stereo speakers
  • Slot-loading SuperDrive
  • 512MB or 1GB 667MHz memory, supports up to 2GB
  • Built-in iSight web camera
  • Illuminated keyboard and scrolling TrackPad
  • Mac OS X Tiger with iLife 2006
  • Dimensions: Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm), Width: 14.1 inches (35.7 cm), Depth: 9.6 inches (24.3 cm) , Weight: 5.6 pounds (2.54 kg) with battery and optical drive installed
  • Product Page: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

Steve Jobs announced the MacBook Pro at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco this morning.  Jobs claims that the MacBook Pro offers 4-times the performance of the former PowerBook G4 processor based notebooks.  Apple will be selling two configurations of the MacBook Pro, the $1,999 version will have 512MB of 667MHz memory, 80GB HD, 128MB X1600 graphics while the $2,499 version will have 1GB of 667MHz memory, 120GB HD and 256MB X1600 graphics card.  The MacBook Pro will come with a built-in iSight web-cam for video conferencing and chat that will work with iChat.  Also included is a remote control for easily watching movies and controlling the MacBook from across a room.

Apple MacBook Pro (view larger image)

This introduction by Apple looks to be very hot, lots of great features to drool over.  My question is, how long will it take for someone to hack this laptop and allow us to load both Windows and Mac onto it, now that’d be a compelling purchase!

Left side view of MacBook (view larger image)

In the box with the MacBook Pro purchase:

  • MacBook Pro
  • Power Adapter with MagSafe Connector, AC wall plug and power cord
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • Apple Remote
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Software included with the MacBook Pro:

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