MacBook Pro

The first intel powered mac portable is here. As you may have guess it, it replaces the beloved PowerBook. Gone is the Power, replaced with a Mac then a Pro. But the power is just gone from the name, because this thing has plenty of power.

With an Intel Dual Core CPU inside, this mac is up to par with today's PC counterparts, and even surpasses them. You have two configurations to choose from: 1.67 or 1.83 Ghz, both with 2 MB shared L2 cache.

You also get a bigger, brighter screen with the MacBook Pro. Bigger in dimension, not in resolution. However, the resolution is quite enough I believe. Should you not like it, you always have the option to hook up an external display, lets say a 30" Cinema Display? Sure, why not.

While we are in the topic of video, the new videocards on these things surely kick ass. An ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with either 128 or 256 GDDR3(!) memory.

Frontrow is present here as well, seems like Apple will be sticking the Frontrow in every mac. Maybe they have been keeping eye on the torrent and hack sites that explain how to run Frontrow on any mac. So you get Frontrow and the remote.

Firewire 400, USB 2.0, and the new standard in PCMCIA Cards(?). Of course you get Bluetooth 2.0, Airport Extreme standard as wireless options.

Overall speaking, what a mac people. Anybody want to buy a 12 in. G4 1.33 Ghz "classic" Powerbook?

If this is a sign of things to come from the intel transition, I can't wait.

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