MacBooks Get a "Better, Faster, Longer" Upgrade

MacBooks Get a "Better, Faster, Longer" Upgrade

Taryn Williford
Apr 15, 2010

In the middle of all the iPad hoopla and the buzz around iPhone OS 4, somebody at Apple had the good sense to make sure that the rest of the product line isn't ignored. The sleek-office-favorite, Apple's UniBody MacBook Pro computer, has gotten an upgrade—and that means faster speeds and a longer battery life for us!

Mobile Web surfing got an upgrade with the iPad. IPhones got a multi-tasking upgrade with the newly announced operating system.

Now, your UniBody MacBook Pro won't be left out, earning a faster processor, improved graphics chip and&mdashwoo!—longer battery life. The 13-inch model should get 10 hours while the 15 and 17-inch models get 8 hours-9 hours runtime on a single charge.

They're also boasting "inertial scrolling" for the trackpad, allowing a "more intuitive" way to glance through long documents or deep data libraries.

The best part about this upgrade is that you don't have to wait. The new machines, loaded with Snow Leopard, are available now in the13-, 15- and 17-inch models with prices ranging from $1,200 to $2,300.

Check out Apple's Web site for more details and a place to buy.

Via Technabob

(Image: Flickr user Steve Keys under license from Creative Commons.)

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