Apple MacBook Pro Updates with Intel Santa Rosa and LED Backlit screen

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Apple has today announced an update to their high-end Apple MacBook Pro notebook. The 15-inch inch version will also offer an LED backlit screen for even backlighting and lower power consumption.

Both the 15-inch and the 17-inch version will offer new versions of Intel’s processor platform — codename Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa platform offers an 800MHz front side bus and 4MB L2 Cache in addition to faster clock speed options. The 15-inch version will offer the 2.2GHz or 2.4GHz Intel processor and the the 17-inch version will simply offer the 2.4GHz Intel processor.

The specs on the 15.4" MacBook Pro are as follows:

  • 15.4" 1440 x 900 resolution display with LED backlighting technology
  • 2.2GHz or 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor
  • Weight: 5.4lbs
  • 8 x double layer-burning Super Drive
  • Ports: Two USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, ExpressCard/34, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Graphics: NVidia 8600M GT graphics (128MB or 256MB)
  • Hard Drive: 160GB with 5400RPM
  • Memory: 2GB, up to 4GB

The specs on the 17-inch MacBook Pro are as follows:

  • 17" 1680 x 1050 resolution display (not LED), 1920 x 1200 display option
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Weight: 6.8lbs
  • 8 x double layer-burning Super Drive
  • Ports: Three USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, ExpressCard/34, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Graphics: NVidia 8600M GT graphics 256MB
  • Hard Drive: Up to 250GB
  • Memory: 2GB, up to 4GB

You of course still get things such as the slot loading optical drive, 802.11n wireless and MagSafe Power Adapter. Pricing for the 15.4" version of the MacBook Pro starts at $1,999.00 and is available at Apple.com now

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